Hot Topics in Intellectual Property Law

July 8, 2014 at 4:00pm5:30pm
Wiggin and Dana's New York Office

Wiggin and Dana cordially invites you to a complimentary seminar on hot topics in intellectual property law. Partners from our Intellectual Property Practice will address recent developments in three key areas, with a focus on approaches to help your organization deal with these developments in a practical way.

Program Moderator

Abe Kasdan, Partner, Wiggin and Dana

Patent Litigation –Trends and the Trolls
Joe Casino, Partner, Wiggin and Dana

There has been an explosion of patent litigation in the last decade. Major players are lobbying to reduce patent litigation by making the rules for patentees tougher. Joe will go through current trends in litigation and he will also discuss the measures put in place and pending legislation to curtail low quality patents from being litigated.

Pharma and Biotechnology – Battle of the Titans
Sapna Palla, Partner, Wiggin and Dana

Pharma and biotechnology companies face unique challenges in light of several key United States Supreme Court decisions over the last year and the new biosimilar regulations, both of which have major repercussions for businesses and IP practitioners. Sapna will discuss the key patent cases and the complex biosimilar regulations, their impact on patent prosecution and litigation strategies, as well as vital considerations for pharma and biotechnology companies as they position themselves to address the changing landscape.

The Patent Marketplace – Evaluating, Buying and Selling These Complex Assets
Michael Kasdan, Partner, Wiggin and Dana

In the past, patents lived and died with one company. Rarely did a company part with their patents nor did they consider whether patent investment was providing a good return. Now, auctions, brokers, privateers, and others have created a market place to make patent assets more liquid. Mike will examine what options are available, how they have been used, and where the patent market place is going.

Wiggin and Dana LLP has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York for the period July 20, 2011 through July 19, 2014. This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board for a maximum of 1.5 CLE credit hours, which can be applied toward the Areas of Professional Practice requirement. This program is appropriate for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys.