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Baker Botts to Play an Active Role at the American Conference Institute’s 9th Annual Paragraph IV Disputes Conference

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NEW YORK, April 1, 2015 - Baker Botts LLP, a leading international law firm, is proud to serve as a sponsor of the American Conference Institute’s 9th Annual Paragraph IV Disputes, scheduled for April 27-28, 2015 at The Conrad New York, New York.

During the two day conference, patent litigators representing brand name and generic drug makers, leading in-house counsel, judges and government representatives will provide insights on important recent developments impacting Paragraph IV litigation.

Baker Botts partners Nicolas Barzoukas, Paul Ragusa, and special counsel Jennifer Tempesta are featured speakers on both days.

On the first day, at 1:45 p.m., Mr. Ragusa will moderate a panel of private and inside counsel who will address the rapidly growing use of post-grant proceedings at the United States Patent & Trademark Office for patents involved in Paragraph IV litigation. That presentation is entitled “PTO Proceedings Retrospect: Exploring the Growing Use of IPR, PGR and CBM Review in Hatch Waxman Litigation.”

The following day, at 11:30 a.m., Ms. Tempesta will be a member on a panel of private and inside counsel that will discuss the hot topic of potential antitrust issues involved with so-called reverse payment settlements that are often seen in in Paragraph IV litigation. That presentation is entitled “Developing Practical Strategies for Settling A Paragraph IV Case Post-Actavis: A Litigator’s Perspective.” Later that day at 3:00 p.m., Mr. Barzoukas’ will similarly be a member on a panel that will discuss an often overlooked but important issue in the field, damages. That presentation is entitled “Assessing the True Measure of Damages in At- Risk Launch Scenario.”

For a complete agenda and registration information, visit the American Conference Institute’s website.

 

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