Hatch-Waxman Patent Litigation
Deanne Mazzochi is a founding partner of Rakoczy Molino Mazzochi Siwik LLP. Ms. Mazzochi’s practice extends internationally, and ranges from complex litigation, due diligence and opinion counseling to regulatory proceedings and other licensing and transactional work. Her client representation primarily focuses on the intellectual property arena, with an emphasis on Hatch-Waxman patent litigation, but also includes general business and commercial litigation; litigation against FDA and EPA; trademark, trade secret and copyright claims; and antitrust litigation.
Ms. Mazzochi’s trial and appellate experience includes multiple appearances before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; numerous federal district courts; the Illinois state courts and administrative agencies; and she further is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The majority of cases Ms. Mazzochi handles involve patent challenges involving drug products that average annual U.S. sales in the hundreds of millions, if not billions, of dollars.
Ms. Mazzochi also devotes a considerable amount of her practice to counseling clients regarding long-term patent strategies, including developing and protecting intellectual property rights; analyzing the scope and coverage of patents; identifying patent design-around opportunities; and implementing effective licensing strategies both in the U.S. and internationally.
The technological fields with which Ms. Mazzochi has experience encompass such diverse areas as pharmaceuticals (including biologics and small molecule active ingredients, molecular synthesis, polymorphs, drug formulations across a variety of platforms (oral, parenteral, inhalation) and methods of use); chemistry (organic, inorganic and industrial); biochemistry; cosmetics and skin care; food chemistry; genetics; nanotechnology; electronic circuits; electroplating; telecommunication devices; computer networks, platforms, standards and computer-driven transactions; medical devices and diagnostic tests, catalysts; polymers; photocopiers and printing presses; high tech composite wheels; bentonite clay products; other manufacturing equipment and processes; consumer products and those involving the Internet. Ms. Mazzochi also is well-versed in various analytical techniques used to test pharmaceutical products, including IR, Raman, NMR, HPLC, TLC, PXRD, DSC, TGA, melting point, Karl-Fischer, single crystal analysis, dissolution testing, and the like.