Dear Colleague:

American Conference Institute (ACI) is very excited to return to Chicago for our fourth annual Paragraph IV Disputes Master Symposium. This conference, along with its sister New York conference presented in the spring, is the “place to be” for the “who’s who” of litigators in the brand-name and generic pharmaceutical space. We are proud to provide you with a forum where you can hear from industry leaders on the hottest areas, while connecting with your peers to discuss the challenges that arise in the various regions of the Hatch Waxman arena.

Fresh for this year, we have added several new panels which will discuss: strategies and best practices for balancing your Hatch Waxman litigation budget, how to best prepare for at-risk launch scenarios while taking potential damages into account, and a mock parallel proceeding featuring live audience polling.

Our exceptional faculty — including several new judges, past and current USPTO representatives, and your peers — will explore new on-sale bar considerations in light of The Medicines Co. v. Hospira and Helsinn v. Teva, the increased use of parallel proceedings and the impact of the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Cuozzo, questions of personal and general jurisdiction under Daimler and Mylan, the evolving world of section 101 post Prometheus, Myriad, and Ariosa, legal ethics, and more. This year’s event will also feature two Judicial Roundtables — one with District Court Judges and the other with PTAB Judges.

Finally, in response to your requests, we are pleased to offer two post-conference workshops: the first on Mastering the Hatch Waxman IPR Process, and the second on the essentials of Biosimilars and BPCIA litigation. Also new this year we are introducing a special Hatch Waxman Boot Camp session for new associates as well as industry attorneys who are new to this space.

Don’t sit back while your competition gains this valuable knowledge. Register now by calling
1-888-224-2480, faxing your registration form to 1-888-927-1563 or online.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago this fall.

Very truly yours,


Julie E. Kurzrok, Esq.
Legal Analyst and Program Director
American Conference Institute

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