• 04/28/2014

    Hill Wallack LLP Partner Eric I. Abraham a panelist at ACI's Paragraph IV Disputes Conference


    Conrad New York
    New York City
    April 28, 2014

    TOPIC: Working With Local Counsel and within Local Rules:                Magistrate and Local Counsel Roundtable

    Many key jurisdictions in which Paragraph IV disputes are heard have their own local patent rules. Some jurisdictions even go as far as having a subset of local patent rules for Hatch-Waxman matters. This is why the assistance of local counsel if often crucial in navigation the "ins and outs" of these rules and jurisdictions. This panel of magistrates and local and national counsel will explore the requirements and nuances of these rules as well as the importance of working with local counsel. Points of discussion will include:
    • Choosing and working with local counsel
    • Surveying local patent rules in key jurisdictions
    • Schedule setting rules
    • Applicable discovery rules
    • Local patent rules and dispositive motions
    • Local patent rules and Markman hearings
    • Trial procedures under local rules
    Featured panelist:

    Eric I. Abraham is a partner in the Princeton, N.J. office of Hill Wallack LLP and a member of the firm’s Complex Litigation practice group.

    Mr. Abraham is a versatile business counselor and a no-nonsense trial lawyer with the skills to bring a case from initial investigation and pre-trial discovery through trial and appeals, in both state and federal court. He has significant experience with partnership and corporate conflicts such as medical practice dissolutions and minority/oppressed shareholder cases.

    CLE Credits: ACI certifi es that the activity has been approved for CLE credit by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board in the amount of 15.0 hours (1.0 Ethics). An additional 7.0 credit hours will apply to workshop participation.


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