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Azy Kokabi, Partner, Sughrue Mion, PPLC to Speak at TKG’s Event

New York, NY, January 25, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Azy Kokabi, Partner, Sughrue Mion, PPLC will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Resolving Patent Dispute Under BPCIA: Latest Developments and Strategies in 2017 LIVE Webcast.” This event is scheduled for February 14, 2017 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm (ET).

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About Azy Kokabi
Azy Kokabi is a partner at Sughrue Mion, PPLC, an intellectual property law firm in Washington DC. Ms. Kokabi focuses her practice on patent infringement litigation in Federal Courts, with particular experience in Hatch-Waxman litigations. Her experience has encompassed technical areas that include pharmaceuticals, protein synthesis, recombinant DNA technology, and medical devices. Ms. Kokabi also counsels clients on intellectual property issues, including validity and infringement of intellectual property rights, licensing and contract matters. Ms. Kokabi, a registered patent attorney, has served as counsel in multiple interferences and inter partes review proceedings involving chemical and biotechnology patents.

She has lectured on numerous topics including strategies for pharmaceutical litigation strategies, including biosimilar litigation, AIA procedures, and Patent Law Reform. Ms. Kokabi was also recognized as one of the Rising Stars in Intellectual Property Litigation for the DC area (Super Lawyers Magazine).

About Sughrue Mion, PPLC
Sughrue Mion is a leading global intellectual property firm, helping thousands of companies from around the world navigate the complexities of patent and trademark law since 1957. Sughrue’s practice is focused solely on intellectual property law, and the firm has helped its clients secure more patents than any other U.S. patent firm. Sughrue brings unmatched experience in litigation, patent interference proceedings and Post Grant Review, including ex parte and inter partes reexamination proceedings. This expertise provides the firm’s clients with a clear advantage navigating the new America Invents Act (AIA). In addition to their legal expertise, Sughrue’s attorneys have technical and scientific backgrounds ranging from biosimilars to nanotechnology, allowing for a true understanding of their clients’ businesses and business challenges.

Event Synopsis:
Since its enactment as a component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act on March 23, 2010, the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (collectively known as BPCIA) has continually created an abbreviated approval pathway for producers of biological products. Primarily, the act caters for products which are “biosimilar” to or “interchangeable” with FDA-licensed biological products.

One of the most significant cases on BPCIA was the recently culminated Amgen-Sandoz Fight, which created a buzz on the industry and questioned how mandatory the “Patent Dance” is.

In a two-hour Live Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and practitioners assembled by The Knowledge Group will discuss the significant and latest issues surrounding the BPCIA. Aside from the updates and recent developments, they will further discuss 2017 strategies which will be helpful for both innovators and biosimilar applicants.

Key issues that will be covered in this course are:
· Supreme Court to hear the Amgen-Sandoz Fight
- Case Background
- The Neupogen® // Zarxio™ Biosimilar Dispute
- Questions the Supreme Court will address:
-- Is Patent Dance mandatory?
-- Is 180-day notice of commercial marketing mandatory? When must it be given?
- Implications of possible Supreme Court decision outcomes
· What open questions does the Supreme Court case not address?
· 2017 BPCIA Strategies Outlook

About The Knowledge Group /The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

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