Carl A. Morales, Ph.D. with Dechert LLP to Speak at TKG’s Recent Developments in Double Patenting: ODP Challenges and Considerations LIVE Webcast

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  • (1888PressRelease) April 17, 2018 - The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Carl A. Morales, Ph.D., Partner, Dechert LLP will speak at the Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Recent Developments in Double Patenting: ODP Challenges and Considerations.” This event is scheduled for May 2, 2018 from 12:00pm – 1:30pm (ET).

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    About Carl A. Morales
    Carl A. Morales, Ph.D. is a registered patent attorney in the Patent Counseling and Prosecution practice of Dechert’s Intellectual Property group. Dr. Morales applies his scientific and legal training toward acquiring, protecting, and managing the patent rights of a variety of clients in the biotechnology, chemistry, pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

    Dr. Morales has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and numerous foreign patent offices. His practice also includes pre-litigation case assessments; preparing patentability, validity, infringement, and enforcement opinions; and due diligence evaluations. Dr. Morales is experienced in post-grant patent proceedings when product-critical patents are at stake, such as reissues, reexaminations, and European oppositions. Dr. Morales has also performed patent term adjustment, patent term extension, and Orange Book listing investigations for pharmaceutical products and prepared corresponding opinions and petitions.

    Prior to joining Dechert in 2012, Dr. Morales represented pharmaceutical clients in patent infringement litigation, particularly matters arising under the Hatch-Waxman Act.

    Dr. Morales holds a Ph.D. in synthetic organic chemistry from Harvard University, where his doctoral research included designing and completing the first total synthesis of the anti-leukemia natural product Longithorone A as well as developing new stereoselective chemical reactions for organic synthesis.

    About Dechert LLP
    Dechert is a global specialist law firm.
    Focused on sectors with the greatest complexities, legal intricacies and highest regulatory demands, we excel at delivering practical commercial judgment and deep legal expertise for high-stakes matters.

    In an increasingly challenging environment, clients look to us to serve them in ways that are faster, sharper and leaner without compromising excellence.

    We are relentless in serving our clients– delivering the best of the firm to them with entrepreneurial energy and seamless collaboration in a way that is distinctively Dechert.

    Event Synopsis:
    Obviousness-type double patenting (ODP) is a judicially created doctrine which aims to prevent patent owners from improperly extending patent rights, by prohibiting the issuance of second patent claims that are not “patentably distinct” from the first patent claims. With possible landmines at each turn, patent owners are advised to review their patent portfolios in light of recent developments, and to carefully understand ODP jurisprudence, challenges and considerations to avoid risks and pitfalls.

    In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders brought together by The Knowledge Group will help patent owners and practitioners understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of ODP trends and developments. Speakers will also offer insights on how to best protect against ODP issues.

    Key topics include:
    • ODP – Trends and Developments
    • Risks for Patent Owners
    • Challenges and Considerations
    • Recent Double Patenting Court Rulings
    • Best Practices to Protect Against ODP Issues

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