Washington Law Foundation Webinar on Smithkline Beecham v Dudas

Joseph Silvia at the Washington Law Foundation wrote in this week with the following:

Washington Law Foundation Webinar on Smithkline Beecham v Dudas

I am writing
to notify you of an event The Washington Legal Foundation (WLF) is hosting that
will be of interest to you and your online community at the “IP Thinktank
Blog.” The event is a WLF Web Seminar Series featuring two distinguished
attorneys involved with the case on February 5, 2008. The topic is ‘Smithkline Beecham v. Dudas: Challenging the Patent Office’s
“Continuations” rule and the suit’s repercussions.

Mr. Mark Fox Evens is Director with the
Washington, D.C. law firm of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein, & Fox PLLC.
Mr. Evens represented four research and development licensing companies in an
amicus curiae brief filed in
Smithkline Beecham Corp. v.
Dudas. Mr. Richard C. Pettus is
a Partner in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the New York office of King & Spalding. Mr. Pettus’ firm
represented HEXAS LLC, The Roskamp Institute, and Tikvah Therapeutics in an
amicus curiae brief filed in
Smithkline Beecham Corp. v.
Dudas.

Our experts will provide an overview of the
pending legal challenge and an analysis of the preliminary injunction ruling in
the case. They will also provide an assessment of the merit briefs, amicus briefs and the impending federal
court hearing set for February 8, 2008. The speakers will discuss the impact of the challenge
on patent holders, the patent system, and the American public and will conclude
with commentary on the interplay between the Smithkline case and legislative patent
reform.

This program will be available online via
live webcast at www.wlf.org, and will be archived for future viewing and
available as a downloadable read-only file. There is always the ability to ask
questions of the speakers in real time by emailing us at interactive@wlf.org during the program.

On behalf of WLF, I encourage you to mention
this to your online community at the IP Thinktank blog site. If you have any
further questions or would like more information, please email me at your
convenience. Thank you and I will continue to look forward to reading your
blog.

Regards,

Joseph E. Silvia, Chief Policy Counsel, Washington Legal Foundation, www.wlf.org

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