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New Jersey Intellectual Property Law Association (NJIPLA)

32nd Annual Pharmaceutical / Chemical Patent Practice Update

  • 11/07/2018
  • 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

Hear practice tips, guidance, legal updates and summaries from leading experts. In addition to earning valuable CLE credits , your registration includes lunch, starting at noon, and breaks, which are great opportunities to network with your fellow participants and NJIPLA members.

Registration is closed.

12:00 - 12:45 pm    Luncheon

12:45 - 12:55 pm


President’s Introduction & Election of NJIPLA Board of Managers
Lisa Wang

12:55 - 1:00 pm


Opening Remarks by the Co-Chairs
Bruce D. DeRenzi, Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc.
J. Eric Thies, Merck & Co., Inc.

1:00 - 2:00 pm


How to Play Nice with the District Court and Opposing Counsel
During ANDA Litigation (Ethics CLE)

The Honorable Gregory M. Sleet (Retired), United States District Judge United States District Court for the District of Delaware
Melanie R. Rupert, Paul Hastings LLP
James Stronski, Crowell & Moring LLP

2:00 - 2:15 pm


Networking Break

2:15 - 3:00 pm


Protecting Innovation at the Intersection of Software and Life Sciences
Grantland G. Drutchas, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP

3:00 - 3:45 pm


Unsettled Legal Issues Under 35 U.S.C. §103: Prima Facie - Rebuttal Approach and Use of “Common Sense” as a Gap Filler in Pharmaceutical Cases
Tony V. Pezzano, DLA Piper LLC

3:45 - 4:00 pm


Networking Break

4:00 - 4:45 pm


Inter Partes Review - Offensive and Defensive Strategies for
Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Patents
Tracey B. Davies, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

4:45 - 5:30 pm


Labeling and Induced Infringement in Pharmaceutical and Biosimilar Patent Litigation
Shana K. Cyr, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
M. David Weingarten, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP


The Honorable Gregory M. Sleet (Retired)
United States District Judge, United States District Court for the District of Delaware

Shana K. Cyr, Ph.D.
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Reston, VA

Tracey B. Davies
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Dallas, TX


Grantland G. Drutchas
McDonnell Boehnen
Hulbert &
Berghoff LLP
Chicago, IL


Tony V. Pezzano
New York, NY

Melanie R. Rupert
Paul Hastings
New York, NY

James Stronski
Crowell & Moring
New York, NY


M. David Weingarten
Finnegan, Henderson,
Garrett & Dunner, LLP
Atlanta, GA

CLE: All credits are pending confirmation.
New Jersey: 4.5 Credits, including 1.2 Ethics Credits
New York: 4.5 Credits, including 1.0 Ethics Credits
Pennsylvania: 4.0 Credits, including 1.0 Ethics Credits

Very special thank you to our sponsors.


NJIPLA is pleased to offer sponsorship opportunities for our events. Benefits are recognition in our pre-event emails, logo and link on the NJIPLA website and acknowledgement of sponsorship during the event welcome remarks and Includes five registrations to the sponsored event.

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