Paragraph IV Disputes Master Symposium: Expert Insights on Hatch-Waxman Litigation Strategies for Brand Name and Generics
April 28-29, 2014

Ralph J. Gabric and Kelly J. Eberspecher will speak at ACI's Paragraph IV Disputes Master Symposium on April 28-29 at The Conrad in New York, NY.

Mr. Gabric will be a moderator for the panel entitled, 'Working with Local Counsel and Within Local Rules: Magistrate and Local Counsel Roundtable' on April 28 at 3:45 p.m. The panel will discuss the local patent rules in many of the jurisdictions that Paragraph IV cases are heard, and how the assistance of local counsel can be beneficial, including:

  • Schedule setting rules
  • Choosing and working with local counsel
  • Applicable discovery rules

Mr. Gabric is chair of the firm’s Litigation Group and focuses on high-stakes patent litigation and related antitrust matters. With over two decades of trial experience, Mr. Gabric has substantial first and second chair responsibilities in bench and jury trials. His litigation experience also includes Markman hearings, preliminary injunctions, temporary restraining orders, arbitrations, mediations, and appeals.
Mr. Eberspecher will serve as a moderator for the panel entitled, 'Use of IPR and Other PTO Proceedings in a Paragraph IV Challenge,' on April 28 at 10:15 a.m. The session will discuss new and amended PTO proceedings initiated under the AIA and the attention they have garnered in the Hatch-Waxman space and insights on how recent decisions may alter Paragraph IV litigation strategies, including:

  • Understanding when it is strategically prudent to file an IPR
  • Understanding why the PTAB may exercise its discretion to hear the Teva (Moxifloxin) petition despite settlement of that matter
  • Analyzing concerns that IPR and other proceedings may be used to get a “second bite at the apple”

Mr. Eberspecher’s practice focuses on the litigation of intellectual property matters. He has first-chair experience in both jury and bench trials, and has served as lead counsel in both binding and non-binding alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Mr. Eberspecher’s experience extends to all aspects of pre-trial discovery. In the representation of clients, Mr. Eberspecher has also argued numerous dispositive and non-dispositive motions in both state and federal courts. Mr. Eberspecher’s litigation experience extends to a wide variety of technical areas, including pharmaceuticals (initiated under the Hatch Waxman Act), mechanical inventions, biotechnology, chemical inventions, medical devices and electrical technologies.

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