Veronica S. Ascarrunz, Of Counsel, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati at the Knowledge Group’s Event

New York, NY, May 19, 2015 –(– The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Veronica S. Ascarrunz, Of Counsel, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati 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 Veronica S. Ascarrunz

Veronica Ascarrunz is Of Counsel in the Washington, D.C., office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, where her practice focuses on intellectual property litigation in district court and at the International Trade Commission. She has represented parties in over a dozen Section 337 ITC Investigations. Veronica serves on the Executive Committee of the ITC Trial Lawyers Association and as the Membership Chair of the Giles Sutherland Rich American Inn of Court. Veronica was an intern for the Honorable Paul Luckern at the International Trade Commission, where she assisted Judge Luckern with all aspects of investigations of unfair trade practices. She was also an intern for the Honorable Richard Linn at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

About Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati is the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and other growth enterprises worldwide. The firm’s broad range of services and practice areas are focused on addressing the principal challenges faced by the management, boards of directors, shareholders, and in-house counsel of its clients. Client service is the cornerstone of the firm’s practice, and it strives to act as strategic partners to its clients by leveraging its expertise to provide innovative, responsive, and cost-effective legal services. The firm’s IP litigation practice is national in scope and includes cases in federal and state courts throughout the United States. The firm also regularly handles IP matters before the International Trade Commission (ITC).

Event Synopsis:

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
Litigation Risks

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