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The MSBA's Food Drug & Device Law Section Presents

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The Limits of the Patent Infringement Safe Harbor –
The FDA Told Me To

A Safe Harbor for patent infringement exists under 35 U.S.C. §271(e)(1). Those who infringe a patent to gather information required by the FDA can seek the protection of the Safe Harbor. The boundaries of the Safe Harbor permit a range of otherwise infringing activities. Recently, the Federal Circuit, and arguably the Supreme Court, has extended the protection of the Safe Harbor to post-approval acts of patent infringement. However, not every act of patent infringement is protected by the §271(e)(1) Safe Harbor. It is thus important to understand those limits. The goal of this CLE is to identify those limits by focusing on practical examples to explore the judicial interpretation of
§271(e)(1).

Speaker:

James A. Zak, Russ Weinzimmer & Associates, P.C.
James Zak has focused his practice as in house and outside counsel on aligning patent strategies with business objectives and FDA compliance, with a primary emphasis on medical devices.

Teleconferencing and webcasting are available for this program.

1 hour of Standard CLE credit applied for.
The event code is 178209.

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Details:

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Time: Noon to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch will begin at Noon, followed by the CLE program from 12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Location:   MSBA Offices, 600 Nicollet Mall, #380 Minneapolis, MN 55402 

Cost:

Food Drug & Device Law Section Members:  $15.00

Join the Food Drug & Device Law Section and attend this meeting for FREE (You must be a current MSBA member but not a section member. Pay the 12-month section dues and your membership will expire on June 30, 2014.): $28.00

MSBA Member But Not A Food Drug & Device Law Section Member:  $20.00

Non-MSBA Members:  $25.00

Law Students:  Free

Teleconferencing and webcasting will be available for this program.Instructions will be sent by e-mail on Monday, May 6. Registrations must be received no later than Friday, May 3 in order to receive the instructions.

Cancellation Policy:
Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.