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The ABA Section of International Law Lifesciences Conference 2018 is being held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Freeborn Partner Alexander Vesselinovitch will present during the session entitled, "There's No Place Like Home: Challenges to Jurisdiction in Life Sciences Litigation."
About the session: If electronic life sciences information is accessible from anywhere, does jurisdiction lie everywhere? In recent decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court imposed substantial limitations on forum-shopping in patent infringement and product liability litigation filed in the U.S., which should generally have a favorable impact on life sciences companies. But as we’ve recently seen, some federal and state court trial judges have their own view on whether they are automatically required to give up large-scale litigation in their courtrooms.
What is the extraterritorial reach of U.S. laws (such as civil RICO, wire fraud investigations, securities and antitrust) on European life sciences companies? In Europe, the introduction of the Unified Patent Court may be affected by Brexit and affect life sciences patent litigation in Europe and the UK. This panel discusses litigation strategies in light of these new developments.
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