Event Partners

Gold Partners

Cantor Colburn, one of the largest full-service IP law firms in the U.S., is the fastest also the growing patent firm over the last ten years. Cantor Colburn is ranked #4 for design patents, #6 for utility patents and #10 for trademarks. The firm’s Litigation Department has also received national recognition. More than 100 attorneys and agents provide counsel to clients worldwide from offices in Hartford, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Houston, and Detroit. Cantor Colburn is proud to be named one of the Top 100 Firms for Minority Attorneys (IP Law360).

Our Pharmaceutical IP Services Practice Group handles litigation, patent prosecution, inter partes reviews and other Patent Office review proceedings, opinions, landscapes, competitive intelligence, transactional services, portfolio management, biosimilar and interchangeable biological drugs, and more. The Pharmaceutical IP Services Practice Group operates as a team, in which each practice area – patent and litigation – excels at its distinct area, while providing a seamless, one-stop service experience for clients seeking comprehensive pharmaceutical IP services.

With highly specialized knowledge and in-depth understanding of clients' businesses, the firm supports the technological innovations that are driving the world economy.

Green Griffith focuses exclusively on IP issues involving pharmaceuticals, chemistry and biotechnology—specializing in litigation. Our attorneys share decades of litigation experience assisting both generics and brand companies navigate the Hatch-Waxman Act. As stated in AIM Patent 1000 (2017): “Green, Griffith is a uniquely talented and experienced intellectual property firm that has been making serious waves in the biopharmaceutical market. As for the Green, Griffith modus operandi, they are tirelessly committed to helping their clients succeed; collaborating with their clients as strategic partners – albeit partners who happen to be excellent at litigation.”

Acknowledged leaders in our field, we partner with our clients to provide strategic formulation development and litigation counseling concerning IP and FDA exclusivity issues affecting 505(b)(1), 505(b)(2) and ANDA applications. Pre-litigation, we provide strategies and opinions on API and excipient selection, trade dress, formulation attributes and labeling. Our trial attorneys—who have hard science backgrounds in chemistry, biology and/or biotechnology—then work with each client to execute the desired strategy—whether this involves litigation in the federal courts or IPR practice before the PTAB.

As recently reported in an independent study, Taft has one of the busiest Hatch-Waxman and pharmaceutical litigation practices in the United States that focuses nearly exclusively on the representation of generic drug sponsors. The practice group is led by Steve Auten, who has over twenty years of experience, including several years in-house leading the Intellectual Property function for one the largest generic drug companies in the world. Taft also has nationally-recognized attorneys in antitrust, IP licensing, product liability, trademark, and virtually any practice area impacting the pharmaceutical sector. The Taft team is ready to help bring your product to market.

Cocktail Partner

HGF is a leading European intellectual property law firm engaged by companies and research organisations having patents, brands and designs at the core of their business. We provide commercially-relevant, cost-effective advice for IP matters.

HGF advises on the creation of strategic IP assets around the world. HGF provides world-class expertise in the origination, enforcement and defence of IP rights. Our approach is proactive and we work with our clients to find cost-effective, practical solutions to commercial issues.

HGF provides:
  • advice relevant to specific client business needs;
  • strategic, proactive approach in assisting the growth of our clients’ businesses;
  • strong collaborative working relationships with clients.

Silver Partners

As a team of chemists and biochemists with many years of experience, Hamm&Wittkopp represents its clients in all areas of intellectual property. One of our strengths lies in the fields of chemistry and pharmaceutics – focusing on generic pharmaceuticals and biosimilars. We offer high-level services, from analysing and clarifying the IP situation, e.g. by oppositions and nullity actions against troublesome patents, to securing your innovations via patent applications and defending your interests in litigations. Our structure allows us to provide tailor-made support in all IP matters, whereby we act with flexibility and efficiency – adapting to the needs of each individual case.

Now celebrating its 50th year, Lerner David thrives on what has become unique in the legal world: an IP boutique dealing with all aspects of intellectual property. Our firm devotes itself exclusively to IP. Our philosophy of “clients for life” is not a slogan, but rather a demonstrable achievement of which we are most proud.

“When we need someone to really dig in and fight a good fight, we typically turn to Lerner David.” This comment, from a Fortune 100 client, reflects our attention to detail and our focus on achieving, in as efficient a manner as possible, our clients’ business goals. When the stakes are high—as they typically are in ANDA cases—you can count on Lerner David to understand your business, legal, and regulatory needs.

Our Hatch-Waxman practice, involving both ANDAs and 505(b)(2)s, is varied and complex. Our team includes skilled courtroom advocates and crafty IP strategists, and we bring to bear our backgrounds and advanced degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, biotechnology, chemical engineering, materials science, genetics, and bacteriology, among others. We help clients plan for every stage of a HatchWaxman challenge—from Orange Book strategy and FLBs through litigation, tactical use of post-grant proceedings, and appeal. Since its passage in 1984, Lerner David has represented some of the world’s most recognized pharma companies in hundreds of ANDA cases brought under the Hatch-Waxman Act.

Xact Data Discovery (XDD) is a leading international provider of eDiscovery, data management and managed review services for law firms and corporations. XDD helps clients optimize their eDiscovery matters by orchestrating precision communication between people, processes, technology and data. XDD has 16 offices throughout the United States and two locations in India. XDD offers exceptional customer service with a commitment to responsive, transparent and timely communication to ensure clients remain informed throughout the entire discovery life cycle.

We are a leading firm of Intellectual Property professionals, including UK Chartered and European Patent Attorneys, UK Chartered and European Trade Mark Attorneys and IP Solicitors, based in London. We have been providing specialist advice and IP services to our clients since 1911. Our Chemistry, Biotechnology and Pharmaceuticals team enjoys an international reputation, and benefits from attorneys and solicitors with a wide range of professional and academic backgrounds. We are proud to represent a large number of companies within the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry, including Indian companies, on contentious and non-contentious matters touching on every stage of the product life-cycle.

“A.A. Thornton & Co.’s level of service is ‘outstanding’ – ‘timeliness and appropriateness of advice are a constant’ according to clients, who rate the level of scientific knowledge displayed by the partners and associate lawyers as ‘excellent’ (Legal 500 2017).

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ResDev offers industry leading expertise in customizing solutions for R&D best practices. We work with your team of engineers/scientists to put in place a sustainable workflow to budget, manage, document, and progress-track R&D development efforts to maximize IP generation, talent and know-how retention, and government tax incentives for cost reduction.

Our team of industry experts includes engineers, scientists and research leaders with proven track record from patent filing to commercial success programs. We pride ourselves in offering a deep understanding of technological inventions and leverage that to provide unrivalled service to maximize benefits in performing R&D.

Arent Fox LLP is internationally recognized in core industries where business and the law intersect. With more than 450 lawyers, the firm provides strategic legal counsel and multidisciplinary solutions to a global roster of corporations, governments, and trade associations.

As one of the leading full-service Intellectual Property firms in the country, our team has the resources to serve our clients in the pharmaceutical industry. Our work includes providing patent and FDA regulatory counseling prior to ANDA or 505(b)(2) filing, opinions, counseling in the area of biosimilars, and Hatch-Waxman and 505(b)(2) litigation. The Arent Fox team has successfully represented multiple generic pharmaceutical companies in cases involving dozens of drugs.

At Goodwin, we use law to achieve unprecedented results for our clients. Our 1,000 plus lawyers across the United States, Europe, and Asia excel at complex transactions, high-stakes litigations and world-class advisory services in the financial, life sciences, private equity, real estate, and technology industries. We partner with our clients to practice law with integrity, ingenuity, agility, and ambition. Widely recognized as a leader in life sciences patent matters, Goodwin has been consistently named as “Biotechnology Law Firm of the Year” by U.S. News Best Lawyers and as “IP Practice of the Year” by Law360.

Zuber Lawler & Del Duca LLP is a 40‐plus attorney law firm with attorney selectivity standards that exceed those of most law firms. Zuber Lawler is a superior solution for high‐stakes matters that require extreme attorney quality but not dozens of attorneys. As one of the largest minority‐owned law firms in the United States, Zuber Lawler provides legal services to Fortune corporations, financial institutions and government entities. In addition to our U.S. domestic capabilities, we have a deep bench in matters involving various parts of the world, including Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Power Breakfast Partner

Xact Data Discovery (XDD) is a leading international provider of eDiscovery, data management and managed review services for law firms and corporations. XDD helps clients optimize their eDiscovery matters by orchestrating precision communication between people, processes, technology and data.

Bronze Partner

Krishna & Saurastri Associates LLP is a full service Intellectual Property and Technology law firm focused on rendering business friendly legal advice. The firm was formed in 1992 and merged with a law practice set up in 1956. Ever since, the firm has been navigating complex intellectual property and techno-legal issues for its diverse client base. To keep pace with the growth of its business and be ever present for its clients, the firm has 150 people spread across offices in the major economic centers of Mumbai, New Delhi, Bangalore, Pune and Ahmedabad.

The firm represents clients from all major industries and sectors. The firm’s team includes specialists with niche expertise and industry experience, which is leveraged to provide clients maximum value from legal counseling. Additionally, most of the firm’s professionals have formative degrees in natural sciences, engineering, arts or business, prior to qualifying as lawyers, which is useful while navigating complex intellectual property and techno-legal issues.

Over the years, the firm has been ranked among the top tier Indian intellectual property and technology law firms consistently by leading domestic and international publications
  • Patents
  • Trademarks & Geographical Indications
  • Designs
  • Copyrights
  • Mergers & Acquisitions, Technology Transfers, Licensing, Franchising, Joint Ventures
  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Plant Varieties
  • Biodiversity
  • Competition laws
  • International trade laws
  • Regulatory issues
  • Food, Drug & Medical Device laws
  • Media, Advertising, Broadcasting & Entertainment laws
  • Trade Secrets, Data protection and Information Technology laws
  • Anti-counterfeiting 
  • Customs and Border enforcement

Technology Partner

Knovos (Previously known as Capital Novus) is an innovative technology provider firm headquartered in Fairfax, VA, Washington, DC. Today Knovos is one of the fastest growing, full-spectrum, and globally recognized E-Discovery and Information Governance & Compliance Technology provider. Being an Industry Pioneer and having a global presence Knovos delivers its solutions to Law Firms, Corporations, and Government Agencies for the past 15 years. Knovos has developed a range of products which are highly secure, fast, flexible, and reliable.

nayaEDGE - For Automated Information Governance, Risk & Compliance, nayaEDGE works as a Risk Repository that automates and simplifies data preservation, legal holds, collection, and compliance programs through content searching, data source integration, and robust reporting – all within one platform. nayaEdge’s data treatment process inherently simplifies the identification and collection of data for discovery, investigative purposes.

Cryptacomm® – Collaborative tool for exchanging critical BI securely and confidentially, Pharmaceuticals leverages this technology for managing and exchanging ANDA related documents internally as well externally in a highly secured manner.

eZSuite™ – An Integrated eDiscovery Suite covering Data Processing, Analytics, Review Platform to Production,

eZManage® – Quantifiable Matter Management & Ticketing System, Law Firms leverages this technology to manage all their cases for effective and efficient project oversight through its knowledge repository, communication services, task automation, and robust reporting to bring transparency and strategic supervision over any project matter and associated service. eZManage also enables legal and compliance departments to easily create, send, and track Legal Hold notifications in a standardized, defensible process.

Knovos ensures that projects have seamless, 24x7 project management, consulting services, data hosting, and processing support. our team of Domain experts, highly skilled engineers, project managers and consultants work cohesively to provide valued support to each client matter.

Associate Partner

LexOrbis is a premier and amongst the fastest growing IP firms in India having offices at 3 strategic locations i.e. Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru. With a team of over 75 highly reputed lawyers, engineers and scientists we act as a one stop shop and provide practical solutions and services on all Intellectual Property and legal issues faced by technology companies, research institutions, universities, broadcasters, content developers and brand owners. Our services include Indian and global IP (patents/designs/trademark/copyright/GI/plant varieties) portfolio development and management, advisory and documentation services on IP transactions/technology-content transfers and IP enforcement and dispute resolutions at all forums across India. We represent some of the leading Fortune 500 technology companies, leading brand owners, content developers and global publication houses.

Exhibit Partners

Darts-ip is the only global IP case law database with the largest collection of IP cases. As of Jan 2018, we have collected more than 31,50,457 cases from over 3400 courts and IP offices located across 67 Countries, presently with an average upload of 25000 new cases every week! Each individual decision is analysed locally by IP experts and the search interfaces are tailored to the needs of IP professionals.

We aim to help Corporate such as Pharma Companies, Lawyers, Judges, IP Attorneys and In-house Counsels achieve more with case laws. From Anticipation to Litigation, we bring value at every stage of the life of an IP, thereby transforming the way in which people search, find and use case law. Our state-of-the-art tools and filters provide our users with intelligence for legal research, strategic analytics and valuation studies to stay ahead of their competitors.

Duane Morris LLP, a law firm with more than 800 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally, is asked by a broad array of clients to provide innovative solutions to today’s legal and business challenges. Throughout its more than 100-year history, Duane Morris has fostered a collegial culture, where lawyers work with each other to better serve their clients. Lawyers who are leaders in a range of legal disciplines and have diverse backgrounds join Duane Morris in order to use the latest technology, professional support staff and other resources in pursuit of clients’ goals.

MikeLegal is Asia’s first Artificially Intelligent legal associate with the aim to significantly ease and eliminate the effort currently required to manage IP related tasks specifically Legal Research (Mike Litigator), Trademark Public Search (MikeTM Search), Trademark Journal Watch (MikeTM Watch) and Trademark Portfolio Management (MikeTM Manager) by harnessing the power of AI. MikeLegal is also one of the leading tools across the world to provide you with a logo matching ability powered by AI and has recently introduced multiple products for EUIPO.

With MikeLegal, legal teams can reduce cost, increase productivity and have better access to data that can help them strategise better.