Paul Hastings’ IP Practice Wins Hatch-Waxman Litigation Firm of the Year at LMG Life Sciences Awards

September 24, 2020

New York – Paul Hastings LLP, a leading global law firm, announced today that the firm’s Intellectual Property practice was honored at the 2020 LMG Life Sciences Awards as the Hatch-Waxman Litigation Firm of the Year - Branded. For Hatch-Waxman Litigation Firm of the Year, LMG Life Sciences cited the firm for representing Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation in a Hatch-Waxman dispute opposite multiple generic challengers seeking to market versions of the client’s products Invokana and Invokamet. The matter involves novel issues related to obviousness and double-patenting.

The firm was also active for Adamas, defending the client from a generic challenge related to flagship product Gocovri, its sole FDA-approved drug. Other key cases involved Sucampo, Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Actelion, and Merck.

The firm was also shortlisted in the following categories:

  • Inter-Partes Review Firm of the Year

  • Hatch-Waxman Litigator of the Year – Branded: Bruce Wexler

  • Post-Grant Proceedings Attorney of the Year: Naveen Modi

The annual LMG Life Sciences Awards recognizes the year’s top firms and legal professionals operating in the life sciences market. The awards were based on the research conducted for the 2020 edition of LMG Life Sciences, and categories corresponded to the four main practice areas detailed in the publication.

This year’s awards was celebrated via a virtual ceremony on September 23 in New York City. The event was comprised of a live presentation by LMG Life Sciences managing editor Chris Adams, winners acceptance speeches, Hall of Fame 2020 pronouncement, and a keynote presentation. The presentation was open to in-house counsel and private practitioners operating in Life Sciences industries.

Click on the image below to view the team's acceptance speech


The Paul Hastings Intellectual Property practice regularly receives industry honors, including:

  • 25 rankings in IAM Patent 1000 and Legal500 in 2020

  • 2019 IPR Firm of the Year
    - LMG Life Sciences

  • 2019 Life Sciences IP Litigation Firm of the Year
    Managing IP

  • 2019 Post-Grant Firm of the Year
    IAM Magazine’s Global IP Awards

  • New York Trailblazers” listings for Bruce Wexler, Eric Dittmann, and Isaac Ashkenazi 
    New York Law Journal

  • Intellectual Property MVP” distinction for Naveen Modi
    At Paul Hastings, our purpose is clear — to help our clients and people navigate new paths to growth. With a strong presence throughout Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world’s most innovative global law firms.

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