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Patent Law and Pharmaceuticals Symposium on Oct. 16

October 15, 2007 – 

“Patent Law and Pharmaceuticals Symposium” will be held by Rutgers School of Law–Newark on Tuesday, October 16. The all-day symposium is underwritten by Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, one of the world’s foremost law firms. 

  • 8:15 — 9 am: Registration and Breakfast

  • 9 — 9:20 am: Opening Remarks by Dean Stuart L. Deutsch and Associate  Professor Sabrina Safrin

  • 9:20 — 11:30 am: "International Trade Commission and Patent Litigation"
    The Hon. Sidney Harris (Ret.), U.S. International Trade Commission
    The Hon. John C. Lifland (Ret.), U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
    Thomas S. Fusco, Esq., Office of Unfair Import Investigations, U.S. International Trade Commission
    David A. Hickerson, Esq., Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    Gregory A. Mark, Associate Dean for Institutional Affairs and Professor of Law, Rutgers School of Law–Newark, moderator

  • 11:30 am — 1:15 pm: Lunch and Keynote Address
    The Hon. Timothy B. Dyk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

  • 1:15 — 2:45 pm: "Recent Patent Decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court"
    Arti K. Rai, Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law
    John R. Thomas, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center
    Elizabeth S. Weiswasser, Esq., Partner, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP
    Sabrina Safrin, Associate Professor, Rutgers School of Law–Newark, moderator

  • 3 — 5 pm: "Current IP Issues of Concern to Pharmaceutical & Biomedical Industries"
    Paul S. Miller, Esq., Special Counsel, Kaye Scholer LLP
    Gary Loeb, Esq., Associate General Counsel, Patents and Litigation, Genentech, Inc.
    Alan W. Fielder, Esq., Senior Intellectual Property Counsel, Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Edward W. Murray, Esq., Managing Counsel, Merck & Co., Inc.
    Nicholas Groombridge, Adjunct Professor, Rutgers School of Law–Newark, moderator