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ACI - 11th Annual Paragraph IV Disputes

April 24-26, 2017 • New York, NY

Site: Conrad New York
Address: 102 North End Avenue, New York, NY View Map (view map)

ACI’s industry-leading Paragraph IV Disputes conference enters its second decade this spring. In the course of this event’s tenure, they have witnessed the ongoing evolution of the Hatch-Waxman pharmaceutical patent endgame. The rules of this endgame which once seemed straight forward have been reframed by the Medicare Modernization Act, America Invents Act, and to some extent the Affordable Care Act. There are now questions about where you can file suit and which forum to file in. There is still little if no clarity on how to settle one of these cases and not run the risk of government scrutiny despite a Supreme Court decision.

However, through this metamorphosis and continuing evolution, one thing has remained certain: each spring, the who’s who of Hatch-Waxman litigators, industry decision makers and stakeholders, as well as Judges — now from two different forums — and government representatives will gather in New York City to attend this conference. They will come to confer with one another, discuss, evaluate and assess new and evolving jurisprudence, the latest crags of the patent cliff, and related legal and economic consequences. This conference remains the constant. It is the only event which shapes the law, policy and proceedings of Paragraph IV litigation.

Terry Rea is a moderator. Her topic: "The Politics and Policy of Pharmaceutical Patents in the New Administration: Town Hall."

Official Event Website
Crowell & Moring Participant(s):
Terry Rea
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2620