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New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association (NJIPLA)

30th Annual Pharmaceutical / Chemical Patent Practice Update

  • 11/02/2016
  • 12:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • APA Hotel Woodbridge, 120 S Wood Ave, Iselin, NJ 08830


  • Must be a full time student and can attend the lunch and the CLE seminar

30th Annual Pharmaceutical / Chemical Patent Practice Update

The tradition continues for the annual Pharmaceutical/Chemical Practice Seminar, back for its 30th Year! Come hear practice tips, guidance, legal updates and summaries from leading experts.  

This CLE event, to be held on Wednesday, November 2nd at the APA Hotel Woodbridge at Metropark, is designed to meet the requirements for 4.5 NJ credits (4.0 PA).   


  12:00 - 1:00 PM

  1:00 - 1:05 PM
President's Introduction
Gregory J. Murgia, TnT IP LLC  

  1:05 - 1:10 PM
Opening Remarks by the Chair
J. Eric Thies, Merck & Co., Inc.

1:10 - 1:50 PM
Current Situation and Future Direction for Life Science Patents in China

Elaine Wu
USPTO Office of Policy and International Affairs

1:50 - 2:30 PM
Strategies for Prosecuting and Litigating Pharmaceutical and Biotech Patents in China

Luke Zuo 
NTD Patent & Trademark Agency

  2:30 - 2:40 PM

2:40 - 3:20 PM
Scope of the On-Sale Bar Under 35 USC 102(b) pre- and post-AIA

Joseph O'Malley
Paul Hastings

3:20 - 4:00 PM
Doctrine of Equivalents for Pharmaceutical and Biotech Patents

Sona De
Sidley Austin LLP

  4:00 - 4:10 PM

4:10 - 4:50  PM
Biosimilar Patent Litigation

Lisa B. Pensabene

4:50 - 5:30 PM
Strategic Approaches to the Interplay Between Hatch-Waxman Litigation and
Inter Partes Reviews

Benjamin C. Hsing

Members in good standing automatically receive a discount to NJIPLA programs.  To review or update your membership status, log in at:

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