David Blackburn, Vice President, NERA Economic Consulting to Speak at the Knowledge Group’s European Antitrust Enforcement for Pay-For-Delay Settlements Live Webcast

New York, NY, May 02, 2015 –(PR.com)– The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that David Blackburn, Vice President, NERA Economic Consulting will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “European Antitrust Enforcement for Pay-For-Delay Settlements.” This event is scheduled for September 10, 2015 from 10:00am – 12:00pm (ET).

For further details, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/event_name/european-antitrust-enforcement-for-pay-for-delay-settlements-live-webcast/

About David Blackburn

Dr. Blackburn’s areas of expertise include intellectual property, antitrust and competition policy, and econometric analysis. In his IP practice, he has conducted research and prepared expert reports for patent, trademark, and copyright infringement disputes and as well as conducted analyses related to the issues of commercial success in Hatch-Waxman proceedings. In his antitrust and commercial damages practices, he has assessed liability and damages in disputes related to, for example, tying, price discrimination, monopolization, and breaches of contract. He has also assessed the competitive effects of mergers and acquisitions. Dr. Blackburn has written and spoken publically on a number of these issues.

In both his antitrust and IP practices, Dr. Blackburn’s experience covers a variety of industries, including the pharmaceutical industry, media (music, television and film) computer software, medical devices, industrial goods and chemicals, and consumer products, among others.

About NERA Economic Consulting

NERA Economic Consulting (www.nera.com) is a global firm of experts dedicated to applying economic, finance, and quantitative principles to complex business and legal challenges. For half a century, NERA’s economists have been creating strategies, studies, reports, expert testimony, and policy recommendations for government authorities and the world’s leading law firms and corporations. With its main office in New York City, NERA serves clients from more than 25 offices across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Event Synopsis:

Reverse payment settlement is one of the few schemes that may be used to delay generic entry of possible competitors. Several pharmaceutical companies which have been entering into these ‘pay-for-delay’ agreements, if not sued for violating EU’s antitrust rules, are facing costly investigations.

In this two-hour LIVE webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help you better understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of Pay-For-Delay Settlements. Speakers will also offer best practices in developing and implementing an effective antitrust policy and ensure compliance with IP laws.

Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

− Pay-For-Delay Settlements – An Overview
− Reverse Payment Agreements
− “By Object” Vs. “By Effect” Infringements
− EU’s Antitrust Rules
− Recent Claims on Patent Settlements
− Potential Effects on Generic Markets
− Antitrust Scrutiny, Prevention and Risk Mitigation Strategies
− Costs and Damages in Pay-For-Delay Settlements
− Reasonable Sanctions and Penalties
− Best Enforcement and Compliance Practices

About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group, LLC was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: http://theknowledgegroup.org/
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