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The Moot Court Session is a unique opportunity for you to witness Judge Payne of the Eastern District of Texas hear an abbreviated pharmaceutical patent case, rule on evidentiary issues, and evaluate witness credibility. Following this session Judge Payne 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 Payne

Judge Roy Payne
United States District Court

Judge Roy Payne is presently a judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. He previously served as a judge in the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. According to Docket Navigator, Judge Payne has construed the most patent claim terms (over 5,550 terms as of 2019) out of any federal judge ever. Judge Payne also ranks among the top five federal judges who have conducted the most Markman hearings of all time. Also, he ranks among the top judges in number of patent cases filed before him. In 2017 alone, Judge Payne had 327 new patent cases filed before him. As an acknowledged thought leader, Judge Payne lectures nationally on litigation and patent cases, including Hatch-Waxman and biosimilar patent litigations.


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Blake Coblentz
Co-Chair, Hatch-Waxman and Biologics Litigation Practice Group
Cozen O’Connor

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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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