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The Moot Court Session is a unique opportunity for you to witness the former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for New Jersey hear an abbreviated pharmaceutical patent case, rule on evidentiary issues, and evaluate witness credibility. Following this session Judge Linares and the attorneys will discuss the nuances of the proceedings, and how to apply current U.S. law to the facts presented. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions during the post-trial session to clarify the critical issues presented in the case and achieve in-depth understanding of the legal challenges facing parties in district court proceedings.


Judge Jose Linares
Former Chief Judge
U.S. District Court, New Jersey

The Honorable Jose L. Linares served as Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, having been nominated to the bench by President George W. Bush in 2002.  He is highly experienced in the life sciences and financial services industries, having heard numerous patent cases in the past sixteen years - many involving high-stakes disputes between generic and branded drug companies.  An acknowledged thought leader, Judge Linares lectures nationally on litigation and patent cases. He has served as an adjunct professor at Seton Hall School of Law.  He led the New Jersey District Court 2017 Sentencing Symposium and the 2018 New Jersey District Court National Opioid Symposium.  He is a fellow of the American Bar Association. Judge Lineras has been honored with the New Jersey State Bar Distinguished Judicial Service Award and the James J. McLaughlin Professionalism Award presented by the New Jersey State Bar Association and is also the recipient of several lifetime achievement awards.


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Blake Coblentz
Co-Chair, Hatch-Waxman and Biologics Litigation Practice Group
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Barry Golob
Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Litigation
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Aaron Lukas
Member and Registered Patent Attorney
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