Type: News
Date: 04/19/2017

Alul and Ruzich to Speak at ACI’s Paragraph IV Disputes Conference

Taft attorneys Andrew M. Alul and Richard T. Ruzich will be featured presenters at the American Conference Institute’s Paragraph IV Disputes Conference, to be held April 24-26, 2017, in New York City. Ruzich will be a panelist for “On Sale Bar – Round II: Understanding The Impact of Helsinn on Pharmaceutical Patents in a Post – AIA Setting” on April 24. Alul will present “Illusory Safe Harbors: Exploring Uncertainties in the Boundaries of 271 (e) (1) and the Scope of Divided and Induced Infringement” on April 25.

The event is known as the pharmaceutical industry's leading forum on Hatch-Waxman litigation. To register or learn more about this event, click here.

Ruzich is an internationally recognized patent attorney who focuses on complex patent litigation, representing generic pharmaceutical companies in Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) litigation under the Hatch-Waxman statutory framework. An accomplished trial and appellate advocate, registered patent attorney and frequent lecturer and author, he is known worldwide for his legal work on behalf of his generic clients, including biosimilars sponsors. His experience covers the entire lifecycle spectrum from product selection, Paragraph IV development and through to market entry, including at-risk launches.

Alul focuses his practice primarily on intellectual property litigation and counseling, particularly pharmaceutical drug patent litigation and regulatory litigation involving the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He has extensive experience litigating cases brought under the Hatch-Waxman Amendments to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for pharmaceutical products and under the Administrative Procedures Act.

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