Ruzich and Scott to Speak at Intellectual Property Industry Forum

Taft Intellectual Property partners Richard Ruzich and Ian Scott will present “Paragraph IV Certification of ANDA in US” at the 3rd Annual Intellectual Property Industry Forum (iPiF) in Shanghai, China on June 27. iPiF brings together industry associations, enterprises, law firms, IP property agencies, and intellectual property service providers to discuss relevant intellectual property policies worldwide and intellectual property protection in specific industries. The conference serves as a learning and networking platform for professionals in the field of IP.

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

Scott’s practice focuses on patent litigation, with an emphasis on pharmaceutical patent litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act. He has extensive experience in the preparation of legal opinion in connection with planning for litigation, including opinion regarding patentability, invalidity, freedom-to-operate and priority of invention of U.S. patents and publications. Scott counsels clients in a broad array of technical fields, including pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical formulations, chemistry and chemical processes, industrial gases and related applications, medical devices, small molecules, polymer blends and dispersions, UV absorbers, cosmetics, and golf equipment.

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