the summit


Thursday, November 3, 2016


11:00 to 11:30 am

Registration & Networking

11:30 am to 12:15 pm

A View from the Bench
An interview with the Honorable Judge Leonard Davis, formerly of the Eastern District of Texas, conducted by Jonathan Singer, head of Fish’s Life Sciences Litigation Practice.

Judge Leonard Davis, Fish & Richardson
Jonathan Singer, Fish & Richardson

12:15 to 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:00 to 2:00 pm

Panel Session: Strategic Considerations in Asserting or Challenging Patents in the Biologic/Biosimilar Space
Panelists will share their views on the strategic considerations leading up to and involving the “Patent Dance,” the exchange of information, and ultimately litigation from litigation, regulatory, and post-grant perspectives.

Michael Kane, Fish & Richardson
Leslie Robbins, Coherus BioSciences, Inc.
Chad Shear, Fish & Richardson
Dorothy Whelan, Fish & Richardson

2:00 to 2:15 pm


2:15 to 3:15 pm

Panel Session: Strategic Patent Prosecution
This session will provide strategic prosecution and portfolio management advice for biopharma companies, with an emphasis on exploring the differing demands on start-up or emerging companies as compared with established players. You will hear from a panel of Fish prosecutors and litigators with in-house and law firm experience managing both small- and large-company portfolios from early stage through litigation, including Hatch-Waxman litigation. We will discuss best (and worst) practices in managing timing of filings, breadth of disclosures, ex-US filing considerations, life cycle management, diligence issues, and clinical team coordination. Finally, we will provide entertaining horror stories and even some practical advice for creatively solv-ing the inevitable problems that arise during prosecution, diligence, and litigation.

Gwilym Attwell, Fish & Richardson
Andrea Dorigo, PhD, Fish & Richardson
Martina Tyreus Hufnal, Fish & Richardson
Teresa Lavoie, Fish & Richardson

3:15 to 3:30 pm


3:30 to 4:30 pm

Panel Session: Non-IP Life Sciences Litigation
We will discuss how to deal with parallel proceedings involving various government agencies (FDA, DOJ, FTC, and HHS); how to find, retain, and coordinate a multidisciplinary panel of experts; and how to utilize creative motion practice to pare down the number of cases and issues in MDL and consolidated state court proceedings.

Juanita Brooks, Fish & Richardson
Roger Denning, Fish & Richardson
Christina Brown-Marshall PhD, Fish & Richardson

4:30 to 5:30 pm