The 2023 Sedona Conference on Global Intellectual Property Litigation

Monday, January 9, 2023 - 8:30am to Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 1:30pm

All times listed are Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) 

Royal Garden Hotel, London


The 2023 Sedona Conference on Global Intellectual Property Litigation will be held at The Royal Garden Hotel in London on Monday-Tuesday, January 9-10, 2023. A welcome reception will be held on the evening of Sunday, January 8, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

As markets and technologies grow increasingly interconnected around the world, IP litigants, both plaintiffs and defendants, are reorienting their litigation strategies to reflect global realities. At the same time, changes in the legal landscape in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, are giving rise to both new risks of and new opportunities for IP litigation. Rapidly evolving case law, new guidelines from national competition authorities and other institutions, and legislative initiatives constantly shape and re-shape the ever more complex framework for both plaintiffs and defendants.

In addressing the new challenges in Global IP Litigation, the Conference will be informed by the following Sedona Conference Working Group 9, 10, & 12 non-partisan, consensus commentaries:

  • WG9 Framework for Analysis of Standard-Essential Patent (SEP) and Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) Issues – US and Global Editions
  • WG10 Guidelines for the Efficient Resolution of Disputes before the Forthcoming Unified Patent Court
  • WG10 Framework for Analysis of Strategic and Tactical Considerations in Selecting Venues for International Patent Enforcement
  • WG10 ITC Section 337 Investigations
  • WG10/12 Commentary on Cross-Border Discovery in U.S. Patent and Trade Secret Cases
  • WG12 Framework for Analysis on Trade Secret Issues Across International Borders: Extraterritorial Reach

For conference attendees, we have obtained a very favorable Group Rate of £210 per night as the single rate for Classic Double and Royal Double guestrooms at the Royal Garden Hotel for a block of rooms on the evenings of January 8 & 9, 2023.  The Group Rate is inclusive of VAT and English breakfast.  The Group Rate will be available for three days preceding and three days following the dates of the Room Block (January 8 & 9), subject to availability of Classic Double and Royal Double guestrooms on these additional dates.  Details on how to reserve a guestroom at The Sedona Conference Group Rate will be included in your conference registration confirmation email.  The Royal Garden Hotel will be holding the block of rooms until December 4, 2022, after which any remaining rooms will be released for sale to the public.  Accordingly, we recommend that you reserve early to ensure availability.  

Please join us on January 8-10, 2023, for this important Conference on Global Intellectual Property Litigation.


O'Melveny & Myers LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

Fieldfisher Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

Düsseldorf, Germany

Jones Day

Hong Kong

Tensegrity Law Group LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

Arnold & Porter

London, United Kingdom

Confirmed Faculty

U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Waco, TX, USA

SONN Patentanwälte


U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

San Diego, CA, USA

High Court of Justice of England and Wales

London, United Kingdom

ZTE Deutschland GmbH

Düsseldorf, Germany

Morrison & Foerster

Washington, DC, USA

European Patent Office

Munich, Germany


Washington, DC, USA

Goodwin Procter LLP

Redwood City, CA, USA


Dallas, TX, USA

Nokia Solutions and Networks GmbH & Co. KG

Espoo, Finland


Dallas, TX, USA

Federal Court of Justice

Karlsruhe, GERMANY

Paul Weiss

New York, NY, USA

Zhong Lun Law Firm

Beijing, CHINA

Court of Appeal, The Hague

The Hague, Netherlands

Jones Day

San Diego, CA, USA

Royal Courts of Justice

London, United Kingdom

Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Paris, France

TM Financial Forensics, LLC

San Francisco, CA, USA


Munich, Germany

Boehmert & Boehmert

Bremen, Germany

Bird & Bird LLP

London, United Kingdom

Washington, D.C., USA

Crowell & Moring LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Licks Attorneys

Rio de Janeiro, BR

University of Akron School of Law

Akron, OH, USA


Palo Alto, CA, USA

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC

Washington, DC, USA

Gianni & Origoni

Rome, Italy


London, United Kingdom


Alexandria, VA, USA

Guantao Law Firm

Beijing, China

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

London, United Kingdom

Vossius & Partner mbB

Düsseldorf, Germany


Newport, South Wales, UK

The Sedona Conference

Phoenix, AZ, USA

Meissner Bolte Part mbB

Munich, Germany

2023 Global IP Conference

Time Session Panelists
  Sunday, January 8, 2023 (all times GMT)  
6:00 — 8:00 Welcome Reception  
  Monday, January 9, 2023  
8:30 — 8:45 Welcome and Introductions Almeling, Grzimek, Huang, Powers, San MartinWeinlein
8:45 — 10:00 [Panel 1] Guidelines for the Efficient Resolution of Disputes before the Forthcoming Unified Patent Court Beetz, Mutimear, SterneWidera*, Wuttke*
10:00 — 10:15 Break  
10:15 — 11:30 [Panel 2] Cross-Border Discovery Issues for Patent Litigation and Trade Secret Litigation BuseyCooper*, MullerSterpiWithers
11:30 — 12:45 [Panel 3] In-House Roundtable Company Perspectives on Global IP Litigation EdwardsPowers*
12:45 — 1:45 Lunch  
1:45 — 3:00 [Panel 4] Framework for Analysis of Venue Selection for Global Patent Litigation: Strategic Considerations Mueller-Stoy, RodriguesSan Martin*, Trenton
3:00 — 3:15 Break  
3:15 — 4:30 [Panel 5] Global Trade Secret Litigation Issues Almeling*, Kay, Pade, Schultz
4:30 — 5:45 [Panel 6] Fireside Chat with USPTO Director Kathi Vidal, EPO President António Campinos, and UKIPO Interim CEO Adam Williams Campinos, Rea*, Vidal, Williams
5:45 — 7:45 Reception  
Time Session Panelists
  Tuesday, January 10, 2023 (all times GMT)  
8:00 — 9:15 [Panel 7] Global Litigation of Standard-Essential Patent (SEP) and Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) Issues  Birss (J), Buchinski, Delgado, Grabinski (J)Grzimek*, Meyer, Selwyn, Whiting
9:15 — 10:30 [Panel 8] International Issues in Biopharma Patent Litigation GroombridgeMetier*, Rea
10:30 — 10:45 Break  
10:45 — 12:00 [Panel 9] China GeiszlerHuang*, Jiang, Wang
12:00 — 1:15 [Panel 10] Judicial Roundtable Albright (J), Bencivengo (J)Birss (J)Cheney (J), Grabinski (J)Kalden (J), Meade (J)
1:15 — 1:20 Closing Statements Weinlein
1:20 — 2:50 Lunch  
*Panel Moderator


Monday, January 9, 2023 - 8:00am to Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 1:30pm