The Sedona Conference WG9 and WG10 Joint Annual Meeting 2020, Online

Date: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:30am to Friday, November 20, 2020 - 4:30pm

(ET)

Location: Online (Zoom)

The 2020 Joint Annual Meeting of The Sedona Conference Working Group 9 on Patent Damages and Remedies (WG9) and Working Group 10 on Patent Litigation Best Practices (WG10) will be held online on Thursday, November 19, and Friday, November 20.

Please join us virtually from 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET each day. The primary focus of this Meeting will be for our numerous current WG9/10 drafting teams to lead a document-based dialogue to obtain member comment and advance their draft commentaries toward publication for public comment, thru the following six panels:

  • The Role of Patents in Biopharma v. High-Tech Industries: How Can One Patent System Effectively Accommodate Both?
  • Unique Problems and Opportunities Posed by Global Patent Litigation
  • The Global Implications of Standard-Essential Patent (SEP) and Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) Litigation
  • The Evolving Relationship Between Federal Courts and Administrative Agencies
  • Streamlining Lower-Value Patent Cases
  • and our ever popular Judicial Roundtable

We will maintain our dialogue-based format in moving this Meeting online and carefully design our program to maximize the level of participation for each of our Meeting participants.

Please help us ensure that each of our forthcoming publications reflect the consensus, nonpartisan approach of The Sedona Conference, and join the dialogue!

The complete agenda, with timeframes and dialogue leaders, will be finalized in the coming weeks.

The Sedona Conference will seek CLE accreditation in accordance with rules and regulations set forth by individual jurisdictions for virtual meetings. Various state MCLE authorities require that we verify your live, active participation throughout the program.

U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Waco, TX, USA

Armond Wilson LLP

Newport Beach, CA, USA

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC

Washington, DC, USA

Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Washington, DC, USA

U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

San Diego, CA, USA

U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

St. Paul, MN, USA

Morrison & Foerster

Washington, DC, USA

Goodwin

Redwood City, CA, USA

USITC

Washington, DC, USA

Goodwin Procter LLP

Redwood City, CA, USA

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Washington, DC, USA

USPTO

Alexandria, VA, USA

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Menlo Park, CA, USA

Qualcomm Incorporated

San Diego, CA, USA

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP

New York, NY, USA

Fieldfisher (Germany) LLP

Düsseldorf, Germany

USPTO

Denver, CO, USA

Jones Day

Hong Kong

Reed Smith LLP

Wilmington, DE, USA

USPTO

Alexandria, VA, USA

Johnson-IP Strategy and Policy Consulting

New Hope, PA, USA

USPTO

Alexandria, VA, USA

Reichman Jorgensen LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C.

Washington, DC, USA

Sandoz Inc.

Princeton, NJ, USA

Essential Patent LLC

Oak Hill, VA, USA

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

Dallas, TX, USA

Apple Inc.

Washington, DC, USA

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Washington, D.C., USA

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Tensegrity Law Group

San Francisco, CA, USA

Crowell & Moring LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Arnold & Porter

London, United Kingdom

WilmerHale

Palo Alto, CA, USA

Lowenstein & Weatherwax LLP

Los Angeles, CA, USA

U.S. District Court, Central District of California

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

New York City, NY, USA

Unified Patents, LLC

Washington, DC, USA

Foley & Lardner LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

WilmerHale LLP

London, United Kingdom

Bird & Bird LLP

London, United Kingdom

Winston & Strawn

Menlo Park, CA, USA

WG9/10 Annual Meeting 2020 Agenda

DAY 1 - Thursday, November 19 (all times ET)
Time Session Panelists
11:15 — 11:25 Check-in       
11:25 — 11:30 Welcome and Introductions Hutz, Powers, ReaWeinlein
11:30 — 12:45 [Panel 1] The Role of Patents in Biopharma v. High-Tech Industries: How Can One Patent System Effectively Accommodate Both?  Fishman, Groombridge*, Johnson, Lieberman, Liu, Pearson
12:45 — 1:00 Break  
1:00 — 2:30

[Panel 2] The Evolving Relationship Between Federal Courts and Administrative Agencies

Armond, Banowit, BarneyCheney (J), Fink (J), Haapala (J), Kim (J), Lehman, Munoz, Smith, Stroud*, Thompson
2:30 — 2:45 Break  
2:45 — 4:15

[Panel 3] Streamlining Lower-Value Patent Cases

Albright (J), Bencivengo (J), Chatterjee*, Ferguson, Powers, Vidal
4:15 — 4:35 Keynote Address: USPTO Director Andrei Iancu Iancu
4:35 — 4:40 Closing Statements  
     
DAY 2 - Friday, November 20 (all times ET)
Time Session Panelists
11:15 — 11:25 Check-in       
11:25 — 11:30 Welcome and Introductions Hutz, Powers, Rea, Weinlein
11:30 — 1:00 [Panel 4] Unique Problems and Opportunities Posed by Global Patent Litigation Bowbeer (J), Busey, Cooper, Rea*, San MartinTrenton
1:00 — 1:15 Break  
1:15 — 2:45 [Panel 5] The Global Implications of Standard-Essential Patent (SEP) and Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) Litigation Giles, Grzimek, Huang, Hutz*, Long, Lynn (J), Marshall, O'Malley (J), Selwyn, Stark, Vary
2:45 — 3:00 Break  
3:00 — 4:30 [Panel 6] Judicial Roundtable Powers*, Standish (J)
4:30 — 4:35 Closing Statements