Hassen Sayeed

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Dr. Hassen Sayeed is an experienced trial lawyer and one of the few patent litigators in the United States with a medical degree.  Hassen focuses his practice on representing life sciences companies in contested matters involving pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and medical devices. He has particular expertise in cases arising under the Hatch-Waxman Act and the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act.

Hassen’s philosophy of client service is built on combining efficiency, responsiveness, and legal and technical expertise.  For more than a decade, his unique background has helped him provide valuable insight and unrivaled technical understanding in helping both domestic and international companies achieve their strategic goals.  

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Honors & Awards

  • Global Fellow, Federal Circuit Bar Association (2016-2017)
  • New York Super Lawyers, IP Litigation Rising Star (2014-2015)

Admissions

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • US District Court, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
  • US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • US Supreme Court

Education

  • Harvard Law School, J.D.
  • Brown University Medical School, M.D.
  • Harvard College, A.B.

Professional Activities

Member

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Medical Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association (Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology Issues Committee; Women in IP Committee; Presidential Task Force on Diversity, Inclusion, and Leadership)
  • New York Intellectual Property Association (Patent Litigation Committee)
  • New Jersey Intellectual Property Association
  • South Asian Bar Association of North America
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Muslim Bar Association of New York

Moderator

  • “An In-House Perspective on Biologics/Biosimilars Litigation,” The New York Intellectual Property Law Association (February 2019)

Publications

  • Co-author, “Intellectual Property Developments in Biochip Nanotechnology, 3 Nanotech Law & Bus. 1 (2006)
  • Co-author, “New Developments: Financial Conflicts of Interest in Human Subjects Research,” 2 Med. Res. L. & Pol’y Rep. (BNA) 421 (June 4, 2003)
  • Author, “Recent Developments in Health Law, Patient Confidentiality: Hospital’s Release of Alcohol Treatment Data Does Not Violate Regs,” 30 J.L. Med. & Ethics 133, 319 (2002)
  • Author, “Recent Developments in Health Law, FMLA: Department of Labor Overstepped Authority,” 30 J.L. Med. & Ethics 356, 462 (2002)
  • Mentioned, “Original-Patent Rule Dooms Drug Injection Complaint,” Law360 (November 17, 2014)
  • Mentioned, “Appeals court won’t stop Medac from selling injectable drug,” Reuters Legal (November 17, 2014)

Speaker

  • “What Can Medical Biotechnology Learn from Patent Litigation in Industrial and Agricultural Biotech?” Bio IP Counsels Committee Conference (November 14-16, 2018)
  • “Life Sciences Overview 2017”, Practising Law Institute, 11th Annual Patent Law Institute, New York (April 7, 2017)
  • “Ethical Considerations in Paragraph IV Practice,” American Conference Institute, Paragraph IV Disputes Conference, New York (April 25, 2016)
  • “Ethical Considerations In Paragraph IV Practice: A Roadmap For 2016,” American Conference Institute, Paragraph IV Conference (April 26, 2016)
  • “Inter Partes Reviews and U.S. Biopharma Litigation Strategy,” C5’s 8th Forum on Pharma & Biotech Patent Litigation 2016 (March 15, 2016)
  • “Introduction To ANDA Litigation And Hot Topics For 2016,” Japan External Trade Organization Health Care Study Group (March 17, 2016)
  • “Ariosa v. Sequenom: The End Of Precision Medicine?”, New York Pharma Forum (March 29, 2016)
  • “Hatch-Waxman Litigation: Delisted Patents And Challenges To Personal Jurisdiction,” The Knowledge Group Webinar (January 2016)
  • “Evolving Biosimilars Landscape: Opportunities and Challenges,” New York Pharma Forum (May 13, 2015)
  • “Hatch-Waxman Bootcamp,” Training Series (July 2015)
  • “Pharmaceutical Brand Protection For Method Claims,” The Knowledge Group Webinar (August 2015)
  • “Establishing Personal and General Jurisdiction in A Paragraph IV Case,” American Conference Institute, Paragraph IV Conference Master Class (September 30, 2015)
  • “Post-Grant Proceedings In Patent Litigation: Perspectives From Life Sciences & High Tech,” National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Annual Convention (2015) 
  • “Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) with Paragraph IV Certification: Critical Insights in 2015 – Challenges To Personal Jurisdiction,” The Knowledge Group Webinar (2015)
  • Defended leading biologics company in BPCIA litigation relating to a biosimilar version of Humira®.
  • Represented leading Japanese pharmaceutical company against multiple generic challengers on patents concerning first-in-class diabetes compound. 
  • Represented leading Japanese pharmaceutical company against multiple generic challengers on patents concerning treatment of benign prostatic hyperplasia. 
  • Represented leading German innovator company in patent infringement cases involving methotrexate and autoinjector technology.
  • Represented leading German innovator company against multiple generic challengers on patents concerning topical corticosteroid cream.
  • Represented leading Japanese pharmaceutical company against multiple generic challengers on patents involving beta-blocker treatment for glaucoma.
  • Represented innovator pharmaceutical company in patent infringement action concerning patents directed to inhalation medication for the treatment of pediatric asthma.
  • Represented innovator pharmaceutical company in patent infringement action concerning patents directed to osteoarthritis treatment.
  • Represented leading pharmaceutical company against multiple generic challengers on patents concerning chemotherapy drug used to treat glioma.