On Wednesday, December 11, the New Jersey Intellectual Property Association will host the 27th Annual Pharmaceutical / Chemical Patent Practice Update at the Woodbridge Hilton in Iselin, NJ. This seminar will cover a range of important topics pertaining to arising pharmaceutical patent matters. This seminar will cover a range of important topics pertaining to arising pharmaceutical patent matters such as: Impact of Erosion of IP Rights on the Pharmaceutical Industry; Maximizing the Probability of Success in Post-Grant Proceedings for Pharmaceutical Patents; Patent Term Adjustment Strategies; The Bolar Exemption in the EU and UK; Claiming Functionally-Defined Biologics; Self-Colliding” Co-Pending Applications at the EPO; Recent Developments in Hatch-Waxman Litigation: (1) Impact of FTC v. Actavis on Pharmaceutical Patent Settlements; and (2) NCE Exclusivity for Enantiomers and Combination Products; and USPTO Ethics Horror Stories – Tales from the OED Crypt.
Why all the buzz about biosimilars? Biosimilars, also known as follow-on biologics, are biologic medical products whose active drug substance is made by a living organism or derived from a living organism by means of recombinant DNA or controlled gene expression methods. The evolving biosimilars landscape is of concern to companies here in the U.S. and worldwide.