Paragraph IV Disputes Master Symposium

Presented by the American Conference Institute

Spotlight on JAMS Speaker: Hon. Garrett Brown (Ret.)
Topic: Of Customs and Courts: The Importance of Mastering the Requirements of Local Patent Rules in Paragraph IV Disputes
3:45 - 4:30 p.m. EDT

Many key jurisdictions in which Paragraph IV disputes are heard have their own local patent rules. Some jurisdictions even go as far as having a subset of local patent rules for Hatch-Waxman matters. This panel will explore the requirements and nuances of these rules and how they factor into our Hatch-Waxman litigation strategies.

  • Surveying local patent rules in key jurisdictions
    • NJ; E.D. TX; DE; N.D. IL
  • Schedule setting rules
  • Applicable discovery rules
  • Local patent rules and dispositive motions
  • Local patent rules and Markman hearings
  • Trial procedures under local rules


Topic: A View from the Bench
4:30 - 5:45 p.m.

Renowned jurists with some of the most active Paragraph IV litigation dockets in the country will share their thoughts and insights on the most compelling issues facing both patent holders and patent challengers. Come prepared with your most pressing questions.

October 3-4, 2013
The Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel
163 E. Walton Street
Chicago, IL 60611

Featured People

Jed D. Melnick, Esq.
  • Accounting/Finance
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business/Commercial
  • Class Action/Mass Tort
  • Entertainment
  • Governmental/Public Agency
  • Insurance
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Professional Liability
  • Securities
  • Special Master/Discovery Referee