On Monday, September 15, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP partner John M. Carson will be speaking at the 2014 World Intellectual Property Congress hosted by the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). The conference will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Center from September 14 to September 17. This event offers attendees an opportunity to participate in the establishment of new international IP protocols and learn about current IP issues and cases.
FDA Publishes "Purple Book" to Catalog Biologics, Interchangeable and Biosimilar Products
The US Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) recently published its first “Lists of Licensed Biological Products with Reference Product Exclusivity and Biosimilarity or Interchangeability Evaluations,” otherwise known as the “Purple Book.” The announcement of the Purple Book comes weeks after the FDA received its first two applications for biosimilars under section 351(k) of the Public Health Services Act ("PHS").
On Monday, September 8, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP partners Joseph Mallon, Ph.D. and Joseph Re will be speaking at the 42nd Annual Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)’s National Conference to be held from September 7 to September 9 at the Vancouver Convention Center. The Annual Meeting offers a mix of educational programs led by distinguished presenters, committee meetings, exhibits and networking functions.
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP is pleased to announce that 11 attorneys including Don Martens, Frederick Berretta, Joseph Cianfrani, Ned Israelsen, Joseph Re, Joseph Reisman, Art Rose, John Sganga, Mauricio Uribe, Karen Vogel Weil and Boris Zelkind have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2015 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.
The lawyers were recognized in the following practice areas:
Salima Merani, Ph.D., a partner at Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP, has been named to The Recorder’s list of “Women Leaders in Tech Law.” Honorees were selected by editors of The Recorder based on their recent accomplishments and their demonstrated ability to lead.
Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP partners Ryan Melnick, Kerry Taylor and Boris Zelkind have been selected as Top Attorneys in San Diego County for their intellectual property law and litigation practices by the San Diego Daily Transcript. The Knobbe Martens’ finalists were selected from over 900 nominees who represent the best in San Diego’s legal community.
Irvine, Calif.— On July 16, 2014, the Orange County Lavender Bar Association (OCLBA) held its Fourth Anniversary Party in Irvine, California. The OCLBA honored Kathleen E. O’Leary, a Presiding Justice of the California Court of Appeal with the organization’s 2014 Community Leadership Award. Justice O’Leary follows Justice David Thompson as the fourth recipient of the Community Leadership Award.
Last week, Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear, LLP secured a case victory on behalf of client Applied Medical Resources, Inc. in an inventorship dispute filed by Covidien and Gaya Ltd. On July 11, the Central District Court of California issued a 132 page ruling in Applied Medical’s favor, stating that no individuals associated with Covidien or Gaya should be named as either sole or joint inventors on any of the Applied Medical patents at issue.