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Schiff Hardin is pleased to have been counsel to E&M Ice Cream in a transaction that was recently awarded the “U.S.A. ESOP Deal of the Year” at the 2016 Americas M&A Atlas Awards by Global M&A Network.
BTI’s Power Ranking 2016 recognized Schiff Hardin in its top category—Clientopia®—for the firm’s work on behalf of the pharmaceutical industry.
Imron T. Aly, Sailesh K. Patel, and Clay A. Tillack have been named Illinois IP Stars and Schiff Hardin received the coveted “High Recommended” classification in the Illinois IP Stars Patent Contentious category.
Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that three practice groups and eight attorneys have been recognized in the 2016 edition of the Legal 500.
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For the second consecutive year, Schiff Hardin has been recognized as a top “Clientopia” law firm in the BTI Industry Power Rankings 2017.
Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that Imron Aly, partner and Intellectual Property Group co-leader, has been recognized as a Most Influential Minority Lawyer in Chicago by Crain’s Chicago Business.
Schiff Hardin Intellectual Property Practice Group Co-Leader Imron Aly has been recognized as a leading patent litigator in Illinois in the 2017 IAM Patent 1000 guide, based on outstanding feedback from peers and clients.
Schiff Hardin has been ranked “Highly Recommended” by Managing Intellectual Property magazine in the 2017 Illinois Patent Contentious category.
Today Muhammad Ali Enterprises filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Fox Broadcasting Company seeking in excess of $30 million in damages for Fox’s unauthorized use of Muhammad Ali’s identity in a promotional video that Fox broadcast immediately before the start of Fox’s broadcast of the 2017 Super Bowl.
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Schiff Hardin LLP today announced the addition of Kevin M. Nelson as a partner in its rapidly growing Intellectual Property Group.
Schiff Hardin LLP has been ranked as a “Recommended Firm” in Illinois in the 2018 edition of Benchmark Litigation, an annual guide to the leading litigation firms and attorneys in the United States.
Schiff Hardin LLP has been recognized as one of the top law firms defending Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) litigation in the 2017 Hatch-Waxman/ANDA Litigation Report compiled by legal data analytics firm Lex Machina.
Imron Aly and Sailesh Patel have been named Life Sciences Stars in the Hatch-Waxman Patent Litigation Practice Area by LMG Life Sciences in its 2018 guide.
Schiff Hardin is pleased to announce that four practice areas and 22 attorneys have been recognized in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA, a leading legal industry ranking.
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Schiff Hardin is proud to announce that Intellectual Property Practice Group Co-Leader Imron Aly has been recognized in the seventh edition of IAM Patent 1000.
Schiff Hardin LLP has been singled out by corporate counsel as one of only 28 percent of law firms clients view as a BTI “Innovation Builder,” which recognizes firms that bring change to the legal market through new technology, services, strategies, or structures.
Schiff Hardin has been ranked as ‘Recommended’ by Managing Intellectual Property magazine in the Illinois IP Stars Patent Contentious category.
Schiff Hardin successfully secured a favorable outcome for our client, Fresenius Kabi USA LLC, in a patent-infringement suit filed by Hospira Inc., which paves the way for Fresenius to market a new generic drug.
Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that three of its practice groups have been recognized for the third consecutive year by The Legal 500 United States 2018 guide, a nationwide analysis of law firms with input from more than 300,000 corporate counsel on which firms provide the most cutting-edge and innovative advice.
Intellectual Property Practice Group Co-Leaders Imron Aly and Sailesh Patel were named Life Sciences Stars in the Hatch-Waxman Patent Litigation Practice Area by LMG Life Sciences in its 2019 guide.
Intellectual Property Practice Group Co-Leader Imron Aly has joined the advisory board for the Center for Biosimilars, an online resource for emerging pharmaceutical biotechnology that discusses the current landscape for advanced health care management with top industry thought leaders.
Schiff Hardin is pleased to announce that four practice areas and 23 attorneys have been recognized in the 2019 edition of Chambers USA, a leading legal industry ranking.
Schiff Hardin LLP is proud to announce that the firm and three of its attorneys have been ranked in the eighth edition of IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals.
Schiff Hardin is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked as ‘Recommended’ by Managing Intellectual Property magazine in the Illinois IP Stars Patent Contentious category, which includes dispute resolution work, litigation and enforcement, as well as Hatch-Waxman, International Trade Commission, and multinational litigation work.
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Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that Intellectual Property Group Co-Leader Sailesh Patel has been named to Lawyers of Color’s inaugural Nation’s Best 2019 list in the Midwest Region.
Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that three of the firm’s practice groups have been recognized for the fourth year in a row in The Legal 500 United States 2019 guide, which provides a nationwide analysis of law firms that provide cutting-edge and innovative advice.
Partner Molly Wiltshire has been appointed to serve as chair to the newly launched Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) Food Law Section Council, which will cover legal issues affecting agriculture and farmers, health and the environment, sustainability, intellectual property and licensing, the regulation of food trends and innovation, and laws and regulations protecting consumers.
Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that Intellectual Property Group Co-Leader Imron Aly has been named to Crain’s Chicago Business’ Notable Minorities in Accounting, Consulting & Law list for 2020.
Intellectual Property Practice Group Co-Leaders Imron Aly and Sailesh Patel and partner Kevin Nelson were named Life Sciences Stars in the Hatch-Waxman Patent Litigation Practice Area by LMG Life Sciences in its 2020 guide.
Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that 59 attorneys have been listed in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America, with six attorneys also being named a “Lawyer of the Year” in their respective areas of practice and location.
Schiff Hardin LLP is proud to announce that the firm and four of its attorneys have been ranked in the ninth edition of IAM Patent 1000: The World’s Leading Patent Professionals, a guide that identifies top patent professionals based on 1,800 interviews with private practice and in-house professionals.
Schiff Hardin is pleased to announce that five practice areas have been ranked in Chambers USA 2020 guide, up one from 2019 with a first-time ranking for Energy & Natural Resources.
Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that the firm’s Intellectual Property Practice Group has received the Impact Case of the Year award in 2020 by LMG Life Sciences for our ground-breaking patent-infringement victory in Fresenius Kabi v. Hospira.
Schiff Hardin is pleased to announce that three Intellectual Property Practice Group attorneys have been recognized as IP Stars in Illinois for 2020 by Managing Intellectual Property.
Schiff Hardin is proud to announce that Intellectual Property attorneys Helen Ji and Thomas Rammer have been named Rising Stars for 2020 by Managing Intellectual Property.
Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that four of the firm’s practice groups have been recognized in The Legal 500 United States 2020 guide, which provides a nationwide analysis of law firms that provide cutting-edge and innovative advice.
Schiff Hardin LLP is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked as “Recommended” by Managing Intellectual Property magazine in the Illinois IP Stars Patent Contentious category.
Schiff Hardin won an appeal for our client, Fresenius Kabi USA LLC, in a patent-infringement suit filed by Hospira Inc., showing a formulation patent claim is invalid and helping generics further develop the “inherent obviousness” case law.
Schiff Hardin LLP announced today its launch of a Coronavirus Task Force to address the significant business, legal, and economic challenges facing companies as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Schiff Hardin successfully secured a clean sweep unanimous jury defense verdict for our client, Action Gypsum Supply, a drywall and construction materials supply company, and two individual defendants, in an unfair competition and breach of fiduciary duty case brought by competitor L&W Supply Corporation.
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Schiff Hardin is pleased to announce that Intellectual Property Practice Group Co-Leader Imron Aly has been named to the Managing IP (MIP) America Awards 2021 shortlist for Illinois – Practitioner of the Year (Litigation).
Jacquelynne M. Jennings has been named to the Lawyers of Color Nation’s Best 2020 and Helen H. Ji has been named to the Hot List 2020.
Biosimilars Review and Report
Schiff Hardin LLP represented Altaris Capital Partners, LLC, a private investment firm focused on the healthcare industry, in its agreement to acquire Perrigo Company plc’s prescription pharmaceuticals business (Rx) for $1.55 billion.
Schiff Hardin represented its long-standing client Tuthill Corporation, in the sale of its Tuthill Vacuum and Blower Systems division to Ingersoll Rand Inc. for $184 million dollars, completed January 31, 2021.
Three Schiff Hardin attorneys were also recognized in New York Women’s Edition—Rising Stars.
Mark September 26, 2016, on your calendar as the deadline to tell the DOJ and FTC what should be changed, or not, in the Antitrust Guidelines for the Licensing of Intellectual Property.
The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed over 30 years of precedent as it held unconstitutional the Section 2(a) disparagement bar of the Lanham Act on December 22, 2015.
Chapter 16 in Intellectual Property Law, IICLE (2017)
Recently enacted federal civil trade secret legislation immediately impacts the way non-disclosure agreements should be drafted.
Supreme Court Holds that Decision to Institute IPR is Non-appealable and PTAB’s “Broadest Reasonable Construction” Standard for Claim Construction is Lawful
Schiff Hardin’s pharma and life sciences patent litigation team, lead by partner Imron T. Aly, recently secured a preliminary injunction in federal court.
The Eighth Circuit affirmed a $2.57 million damages award and permanent injunction in favor of Warner Bros., protecting its copyrights and trademarks in The Wizard of Oz, Gone With the Wind, and Tom & Jerry cartoons.
Trade secrets now enjoy the same type of federal protection afforded other forms of intellectual property, like trademarks, copyrights and patents.
IPRs have become a common, attractive tool for patent challengers because of their more favorable standard of review and one-year deadline to final written decision.
Pfizer sued Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in federal court in Pennsylvania last week, alleging anticompetitive discounts and other actions to prevent competition with J&J’s biologic Remicade.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s Lee v. Tam decision struck down a provision of the federal trademark law.
Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held, in its first case interpreting the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009, Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc.
Decades ago, antitrust enforcement officials developed the “9 No-No’s” regarding patents and licenses. The days of antitrust hostility toward intellectual property are behind us, but renewed tension between antitrust and intellectual property policy seems to be growing.
The Supreme Court recently agreed to hear a challenge to the current interpretation of the venue statute in patent infringement cases.
Like generic drugs in the 1980s, biosimilars today face a number of regulatory, legal, scientific, and public perception obstacles to continued growth.
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Today’s oral arguments in Supreme Court case Helsinn Healthcare v. Teva illustrate the power that a successful appeal could have to change a longstanding doctrine and significantly impact how businesses handle intellectual property transactions.
The Pharma Letter
In the quick pound of a gavel, the entire U.S. pharmaceutical and biologics industries were thrown into doubt after Judge Reed O’Connor of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas found the individual mandate of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) – and therefore the entire act – unconstitutional.
As the government shutdown stretches on, pharmaceutical companies must manage the partial shutdown of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Pfizer’s recent decision not to disclose data about Enbrel’s potential to treat Alzheimer’s disease has caused much debate about drugmakers’ obligations to the public.
The First Circuit handed the generic pharmaceutical industry an early Valentine’s Day treat earlier this month by resuscitating an antitrust suit against Sanofi by direct purchasers of insulin glargine.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra recently released proposed modifications to his initial California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) regulation adjustments.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra somewhat unexpectedly proposed revisions to the CCPA regulations last week, including several substantive modifications to what was previously thought of as potentially final regulations.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a guidance document today outlining its procedures for conducting clinical trials of investigational products in view of the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak.
Lost in the proceedings that have occupied our collective attention these last few months was the passage of the omnibus “Further Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2020,” which became law in late December and kept our country operating (at least for the near term).
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a final rule last week that broadened the scope of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) to include large proteins, even those that could have been previously governed by the Hatch-Waxman Act.
Teva Pharmaceuticals filed suit against the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alleging that its glatiramer (Copaxone) falls under the revised definition of a “biological product” and should be transitioned to the system established by the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (BPCIA).