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Gregory B. Sephton, Ph.D., has over 25 years of experience in all aspects of patent litigation and has played leading roles in litigating and trying patent cases for a number of technology leaders, including Emory University, AstraZeneca, Novartis, Sanofi and Warner Chilcott. Most recently, Gregory led Forward Pharma to a $1.25 billion settlement in its worldwide patent dispute with Biogen over rights to its Tecfidera® multiple sclerosis treatment.
His litigation experience spans diverse technologies involving medical devices, chemicals, pharmaceuticals and biologicals. Greg also advises clients on patent strategy, as well as ex parte and inter partes patent reexaminations. He has particular experience litigating billion dollar pharmaceutical patent cases under the Hatch-Waxman Act, including involving anti-viral drugs, insomnia drugs, drugs for Alzheimer’s disease, anti-fungal drugs, anti-bacterial drugs and treatments, and anti-ulcer drugs, as well as a wide array of drug formulation technologies. He also has significant experience in intellectual property counseling, due diligence and transactions.
Prior to joining Pierce Bainbridge, Gregory was a partner at Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP. Before that, he spent over 20 years at the Chambers Band 1-ranked New York IP boutique, Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto, where he was also a partner. Gregory holds degrees from the University of Toronto (B.Sc. Hons), Brandeis University (Ph.D., biochemistry, under a Merck grant) and Suffolk University (J.D.).
Pablo Hendler has counseled clients for nearly 25 years in intellectual property matters. Focusing his practice on life science patent litigation, he is well-equipped to counsel clients in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device litigation. Specifically, Pablo has served as lead counsel, in both the Federal Courts and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board. His extensive litigation experience, and his background as a researcher and inventor, has served him well in counseling clients on how to successfully cross the intersection of FDA and patent law.
Pablo's clients have consistently praised him as an "excellent lawyer" and for his "sterling" work in ANDA litigations. They are comforted by his "seen-and-done-it-all experience" who “blends deep patent law and regulatory knowledge.”
Pablo has written and spoken on a broad range of patent-related topics, particularly in the area of Hatch Waxman litigation.