Sughrue Wins Impact Case of the Year Award at MIP Americas Awards 2019
Managing Intellectual Property hosted its annual IP Stars Americas Awards 2019 on April 4th, where it named Sughrue Mion as winner of the Impact Case of the Year Award. This award is a proud acknowledgement for Sughrue's work on Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe, Allergan Inc. v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Akorn, Inc., a case which defendants invalidated the asserted patents covering Allergan's Restasis® opthalmic emulsion. After Allergan assigned its patents to the Tribe, the Tribe sought dismissal of the parallel IPR based on Tribal sovereign immunity. The Federal Circuit affirmed the patent judgment, and in a separate appeal, rejected the invocation of Tribal sovereign immunity in IPR proceedings. Partners Michael Dzwonczyk and Mark Boland, who spearheaded the case's success, represented the firm by accepting the award at the renowned event. Sughrue is excited and honored to have received such an exemplary award.