New York, NY, February 06, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Hartmut Schneider, Partner, WilmerHale will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ webcast entitled: “Patent Acquisitions – When Are They HSR Reportable?” This event is scheduled for April 9, 2014 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).
For further details, please visit: http://www.knowledgecongress.org/event_2014_Patent_explored.html
About Hartmut Schneider
Hartmut Schneider is a partner in the Regulatory and Government Affairs Department of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, resident in the firm’s Washington office. Mr. Schneider practices antitrust law primarily before US agencies and courts and has extensive experience in securing merger clearance for transactions in a diverse range of industries. He also regularly counsels clients on legal issues at the intersection of antitrust and intellectual property law, as well as on the compliance of joint ventures, other horizontal cooperation agreements and vertical distribution agreements with the antitrust laws. Before relocating to Washington, Mr. Schneider worked in the Antitrust and Competition Department of the firm's Brussels and Berlin offices. In addition to his US antitrust law expertise, Mr. Schneider has significant experience in EC and German competition law.
WilmerHale offers unparalleled legal representation across a comprehensive range of practice areas that are critical to the success of our clients. We practice at the very top of the legal profession, working at the intersection of government, technology and business to offer a cutting-edge blend of capabilities that enables us to handle deals and cases of any size and complexity. WilmerHale has one of the leading global antitrust and competition practices, with more than 50 years of experience and more than 70 competition lawyers in the United States, Europe and China. We have secured antitrust clearance for hundreds of complex mergers and joint ventures, helped clients avoid fines and prison terms in many cartel investigations, and won numerous victories for clients in private and government litigation.
The Knowledge Group has developed a panel of key thought Leaders and practitioners to help companies understand the Hart-Scott-Rodino (HSR) rules for patent acquisitions, including the new rules of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for exclusive pharmaceutical patent licenses. The program will cover the most significant topics involved along with a Q&A panel to whom the attendees' questions will be addressed.
Key Topics includes:
• The HSR Act: An Overview
• The "Size of Transaction" Test
• The "Size of Parties" Test
• Patents as "Assets" whose acquisition may be reportable
• Patent Acquisitions in the pharmaceutical industry: what Is New and What Is Not under the Amended Rules?
• Impact and Key Risks
• Compliance Issues
• Up-to-Minute Regulatory Updates
About The Knowledge Group, LLC/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series
The Knowledge Congress was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register to an event, please visit: www.knowledgecongress.org.