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BPLA Biotechnology Committee: PTAB/Hatch-Waxman Parallel Proceedings
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When: Thursday, September 28, 2017
11:30 am
Where: WilmerHale
60 State Street
Boston, Massachusetts  02109
United States
Contact: BPLA Biotechnology Committee

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Biotechnology Committee Presents:

PTAB/Hatch-Waxman Parallel Proceedings


Stay on top of simultaneous Hatch-Waxman and PTAB proceedings as they quickly become the norm in biopharma patent litigation.  BPLA’s Biotechnology Committee will explore the interface between these proceedings in a double mock trial on September 28, 2017.  Join us for lunch and simulated PTAB and District Court hearings with an all-star cast of mock judges and lawyers. Our program emcee will offer commentary and stop the proceedings for audience questions, comments, and discussion about how variants to the fact pattern could impact the results.  We will delve into issues litigants routinely face when balancing these proceedings, such as litigation stays, joinder of PTAB petitions, and much more. Please join us for an interactive and lively luncheon. Kindly arrive no later than 11:45 for a discussion of the fact pattern for the event. Lunch begins at 11:30.


In a Hatch-Waxman litigation, our mock district court judge and attorneys will consider a stay of the district court proceeding pending resolution of the IPR. And the PTAB judges and attorneys will evaluate whether to join a late petitioner to their proceeding.


We are thrilled to feature a large group of prominent practitioners to argue and judge these cases:

  • Emcee: Eric Marandett, Choate

    District Court Participants:

  •  Mock judge: The Hon. Faith Hochberg (Retired), Judge Hochberg ADR

  •  Patent owner attorney: Andrew Danford, WilmerHale

  •  Defendant attorney:  Nick Mitrokostas, Goodwin

    PTAB Participants:
  • Mock judge 1: Peter Chen, Covington

  •  Mock judge 2: Jennifer Moitoso, Shire

  •  Mock judge 3: DeAnn Smith, Foley Hoag

  •  Patent owner attorney: Scott Kamholz, MD, PhD, Covington

  •  Petitioner attorney: Martina Hufnal, Fish & Richardson




Thursday, September 28, 2017
 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM


Event Fee:

Members $30 / Non-Members $50




60 State Street

Boston MA 02109



BPLA Biotechnology Committee Co-Chairs
Rebecca McNeill, McNeill Baur
DeAnn Smith, Foley Hoag


Boston Patent Law Association
One Batterymarch Park, Suite 101
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: 617.507.5570

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