Romy Celli moderated and Joe Liebeschuetz was a featured speaker during the panel "Emerging Ethical Dilemmas in Patent Prosecution," April 17, 11:00am-12:15pm, at this conference hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO). The AIA and recent court decisions have resulted in divergent treatment between the courts and PTO of a number of ethical issues such as inequitable conduct, best mode and revival of abandoned cases. Lack of compliance with applicable standards in the PTO may be without penalty in patent enforcement, but still leave prosecuting attorneys at personal risk. The panel discussed the ensuing ethical conflicts.
Jitty Malik moderated the panel "Recent Developments in IPR and Their Effect on the Life Sciences," April 17, 9:30am-10:45am. The panel provided a survey of IPRs brought in the life sciences, including by parties involved in ANDA litigation, or that could be involved in ANDA litigation. The panel also explored whether IPR proceedings in the life sciences follow general trends observed in other technologies and other findings. Lastly, the panel discussed the role of the Federal Circuit in overseeing the operation of the IPR system.
Alston & Bird was a sponsor of this conference.
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April 15-17, 2015
Four Seasons St. Louis Hotel / St. Louis, MO