New York, NY, May 19, 2015 –(PR.com)– The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Alexander J. Hadjis, Partner, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Intellectual Property Infringement of Medical Devices: Litigation Trends and Practices of the US ITC in 2015 LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for June 3, 2015 @ 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM (ET).
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About Alexander J. Hadjis
Alexander J. Hadjis is a patent trial attorney. He is the Chair of Cadwalader’s International Trade Commission (ITC) Patent Litigation Practice and the Co-Chair of the firm’s Technology Industry Practice Group.
Mr. Hadjis represents clients as lead trial counsel before the federal district courts and the ITC. He has tried more than ten patent cases and litigated dozens over the course of his twenty year career.
Prior to joining private practice, Mr. Hadjis clerked for the Honorable Wilson Cowen of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He received his J.D. from The University of Pittsburgh School of Law, an LL.M. from George Washington University Law School, and a B.S.E.E. from The Ohio State University.
About Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
At Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, we put over 200 years of legal experience and innovation to work for you today. Our Intellectual Property team helps clients maximize their investments in intellectual property and protect their market assets, from enforcing and defending IP claims in litigation and trials and providing expert opinions, to evaluating, selling and licensing intellectual property and establishing IP protection programs. Cadwalader attorneys have deep experience across a broad range of technologies — mechanical and electro-mechanical applications, computer hardware and software, business methods, financial services, cellular telephone and semiconductor technologies, sophisticated medical devices, chemical and pharmaceutical matters, and complex biotechnologies. We have earned a reputation for crafting innovative business and financial solutions and developing precedent-setting legal strategies to achieve our clients’ goals. The result is simple: we stand out from our competition because we help you stand out from yours.
Over the last 10 years, the number of patent infringement disputes filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) has increased dramatically. Cases at the ITC usually involve tele-communication devices, but also include a wide range of medical devices. The cases involving medical devices suggest that manufacturers and importers should monitor and address any issues that place them at risk of litigation relating to Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930. The Act allows U.S. intellectual property owners to seek exclusion orders barring the importation of infringing devices into the United States.
Medical device cases focus almost exclusively on patent infringement, but may include other unfair acts. Remedy under Section 337 is prospective. Uniquely there is a ‘domestic industry requirement’ in which the manufacturer must show significant US investment in production, research, development, engineering, and licensing of a device. Careful planning for Section 337 issues by complainants and quick decisions by respondents are required to ensure a favorable out-come and reduce the risk of litigation. Public interest issues are of particular concern for medical devices. In a two hour live webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the Intellectual Property Infringement of Medical Devices and Litigation Trends and Practices of the US ITC in 2015.
Key issues that will be covered in this course include:
Patent Infringement of Medical Devices
Role of US International Trade Commission
Tariff Act of 1930 – Section 337
Violations and Sanctions Under Section 337
Pitfalls and Opportunities
Direct Actions for Patent Disputes
Assessing Medical Device Infringement Cases
Recent Trends and Regulatory Updates
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