Recent Developments in Pharmaceutical Patent Law

Jeremy Cobb, Arnold & Porter

Join us on May 24, 2022 for our next webinar. We anticipate 1.00 General CLE credit in Ohio for this event. 

Our presenter will be Jeremy Cobb from Arnold & Porter. Mr. Cobb will present on Recent Developments in Pharmaceutical Patent Law-Biotherapeutics, Enablement, and Written Description. 

Since the approval of the first antibody therapy in 1986, the focus of drug discovery and development has gradually shifted away from small, well-defined chemical molecules to large, complex therapeutic biologics. Biotherapeutics are now playing an increasingly prominent role in combating diseases like cancer and autoimmune diseases. Recently, the Federal Circuit has issued key opinions that provide guidance as to which patent claims can withstand 35 U.S.C. § 112 enablement or written description challenges. This presentation will provide an analysis of recent Federal Circuit opinions and their implications for biotherapeutic patents going forward.

This webinar will be 60 minutes and will share information on the particulars of law governing patents directed toward pharmaceutical inventions.

Register here by May 20th at 5:00 PM.

About the Speaker:

Jeremy Cobb focuses on patent litigation and matters before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board with an emphasis on small molecule and biological patents. He is a senior associate focused on matters from case inception through trial and appeal. His experience includes arguing motions and claim construction, taking and defending expert and fact depositions, and overseeing case strategy and management. Mr. Cobb also has a deep understanding of pharmaceutical patent practice, including Hatch-Waxman litigation; regulatory exclusivity; patent term extensions; and pharmaceutical life cycle management.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Cobb designed and developed synthetic routes to active pharmaceutical ingredients and their intermediates at GlaxoSmithKline.

Data in the Cloud – Feet on the Ground

Daniel McMullen, Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP
Ashley Earle, Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP

Join us on March 29, 2022 for our next webinar. We anticipate 1.00 General CLE credit in Ohio for this event. 

Mr. McMullen and Ms. Earle will discuss how to stay afloat in the ever-changing legal landscape affecting data rights and privacy, touching on multiple topics, including an overview and update on recent state data privacy legislation; guidance on issue-spotting under data-specific regulations (such as HIPAA, GLBA, FERPA and FCRA); data breach response and reporting requirements (including the Ohio Data Protection Act ‘safe harbor’); best practices in contracting around data rights, privacy and confidentiality; and practical considerations for drafting and operating under privacy policies.

This webinar will be 60 minutes and will share information on how data rights and privacy are evolving in the modern world.

Register here by March 25th at 5:00 PM.

About the Speakers:

Daniel McMullen is a Partner that leads Calfee’s Information Technology practice. He provides skilled counsel to address clients’ legal needs regarding computer software and content development, licensing, cloud computing and SaaS subscriptions, hosting and service level agreements, outsourcing, data rights, privacy, cybersecurity, blockchain and other online/Internet, website and e-commerce matters. 

Mr. McMullen also handles intellectual property matters across traditional business, new media and entertainment sectors. He represents public and closely held business clients in all forms of intellectual property negotiations, and occasionally, dispute resolution, including patent, copyright and trademark infringement actions, as well as complex computer system litigation.

Ashley Earle is an Associate with Calfee’s Intellectual Property practice group. Her practice centers around branding protection, as well as data privacy and agreement consultation and review.

With a broad range of experience in intellectual property law – including trademark, copyright, trade secret, design patent, utility patent, privacy, and licensing matters – Ms. Earle works to help clients protect their innovations and creations by securing and enforcing trademarks, copyrights, and patents, both domestically and abroad. She counsels clients from the fruition of an idea through to execution, implementation, protection, monetization, and enforcement. Ms. Earle’s practice focuses on branding protection to create and enforce brands and their related intellectual property on a global scale. She manages large, international portfolios and provides strategic client counseling to determine the best path forward for each client based on their needs and goals in the relevant market.

Ms. Earle is well-versed in data privacy and security. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP-US certification through the International Association of Privacy Professionals) and is in the process of completing her CIPP certification for the European Union.

Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs)

Mercedes Tunstall, Loeb & Loeb

Join us on February 22, 2022 for our next webinar. We anticipate 1.00 General CLE credit in Ohio for this event. 

Our speaker will be Mercedes Tunstall of Loeb & Loeb. Ms. Tunstall will discuss non-fungible tokens, more commonly known as NFTs. Her presentation will focus  on information regarding the NFT craze and what attorneys can expect in this space as the technology continues to develop. Ms. Tunstall will focus on intellectual property law considerations, including the protection of NFTs when sold to a third-party, the rights to the original content, and general brand protection concerns.

This webinar will be 60 minutes and will share information on how intellectual property attorneys can participate in NFT-related opportunities that engage their specialized areas of practice. 

Register here by February 21st at 5:00 PM.

About the Speaker:

Mercedes Kelley Tunstall is widely recognized as a legal leader in fintech and consumer financial services regulation and compliance. She regularly counsels clients regarding federal banking regulators and defends clients against enforcement actions taken by these regulators, particularly the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

As a former Federal Trade Commission (FTC) lawyer and bank in-house counsel, Mercedes draws on her experience to work with companies in a wide variety of industries on advertising law, privacy and cybersecurity issues, as well as represent clients in FTC and National Advertising Division defense.

Mercedes takes pride in helping her clients, including banks, lenders, payments companies and fintechs, innovate by incorporating artificial intelligence, mobile payments, social media, cryptocurrency, and blockchain and distributed ledger technology into financial products and services.