ACI: FDA, FTC and PTO to present at ACI's Paragraph IV Disputes

Paragraph IV Disputes, April 24 - 26, 2017 Conrad New York, New York, NY
Paragraph IV Disputes, April 24 - 26, 2017 Conrad New York, New York, NY
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NEW YORK - March 16, 2017 - PRLog -- American Conference Institute (ACI) is pleased to announce that Maryll W. Toufanian, J.D. Deputy Director, Office of Generic Drug Policy, Office of Generic Drugs, CDER, U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Markus H. Meier, Assistant Director, Health Care Division, Bureau of Competition Federal Trade Commission; Mary Critharis, Senior Patent Counsel, Office of Policy and International Affairs, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office will speak at ACI's 10th Annual Paragraph IV Disputes conference which will take place at the Conrad Hotel in New York City on April 24 -25, 2017.

Ms. Toufanian will participate in a Q&A with the FDA on the Final MMA Rule. Mr. Meier will give a keynote speech on Reverse Payment Settlements and Other Antitrust Developments Concerning Brand Name and Generic Interests. Ms. Critharis will give a keynote address on Patent Rights and Generic Entry -  An International Perspective.

Stephanie Butler, Division Manager with ACI remarked that "ACI is honored to have representatives from the three leading agencies having jurisdiction over pharmaceutical patents at this event. This is an extraordinary opportunity for our attendees. We are so pleased that the FDA, FTC and PTO are participating."

Lisa Piccolo, Senior Industry Manager, Life Sciences and Health Care with ACI, noted that, "it is an extraordinary opportunity to have these agencies speak at ACI's Paragraph IV Disputes conference in light of the impact of the Final MMA rule, international protocols for generic entry and reverse payment settlements on Paragraph IV litigation."

ACI's Hatch-Waxman Series Advisory Board

Acting Members:

- Mark Bowditch, Vice President - Intellectual Property and Litigation, Coherus BioSciences

- Guy Donatiello, Senior Vice President, Intellectual Property, Endo Pharmaceuticals

- Brian Hirsch, Vice President Global IP and Legal Head, North America, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

- Lisa A. Jakob, Legal Director, IP Litigation, Merck & Company

- Staci Julie, SVP and Chief IP Counsel, Teva Pharmaceuticals

- James P. Leeds, Assistant General Patent Counsel, Eli Lilly & Company

- Jeffrey N. Myers, Ph.D., Vice President & Assistant General Counsel, Pfizer Inc

- Mark Rachlin, Senior Patent Counsel-Litigation, GlaxoSmithKline

- Carmen M. Shepard, Senior Vice President, Global Policy and Regulatory Counsel, Mylan

- Pearl T. L. Siew, Senior Vice President and Head Intellectual Property, Eagle Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

- Meg Snowden, VP, Intellectual Property, Impax Laboratories

- Peter Waibel, Head, US Patent Litigation, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation

- Timothy X. Witkowski, M.S., J.D., Executive Director & Executive Counsel, Intellectual Property, Boehringer Ingelheim

Emeritus Members

- Stephen R. Auten, Partner, Chair of Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences Litigation, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP (Former Vice President, IP, Sandoz, Inc.)

- Debra Condino, Patent Attorney (Former Senior Vice President, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel Allergan, Inc.)

- George W. Johnston, Counsel, Gibbons P.C. (Former Vice President & Chief Patent Counsel, Hoffmann-La Roche)

- David H. Silverstein, M.S., J.D., Partner, Axinn, Veltrop & Harkrider LLP (Former Senior Legal Director, Intellectual Property, Par Pharmaceutical Companies, Inc.)

Shashank Upadhye, Partner, Amin Talati & Upadhye (Former Vice President – Global Intellectual Property, Apotex, Inc.)


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