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: 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

VMware, Inc.

Mill Valley, CA, USA

U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

San Diego, CA, USA

U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

St. Paul, MN, USA

U.S. District Court, for the District of Delaware

Wilmington, DE, USA

Morrison & Foerster LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Goodwin Procter LLP

San Francisco, 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

Menlo Park, CA, USA

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

San Jose, CA, USA

Huawei

Dallas, TX, USA

Qualcomm Incorporated

San Diego, CA, USA

Paul Weiss

New York, NY, USA

Fieldfisher Plog Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

Düsseldorf, Germany

USPTO

Denver, CO, USA

Jones Day

Hong Kong

Wilmington, DE, USA

USPTO

Alexandria, VA, USA

Johnson-IP Strategy and Policy Consulting

New Hope, PA, USA

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Wilmington, DE, USA

USPTO

Alexandria, VA, USA

Samsung Electronics

Mountain View, CA, USA

Reichman Jorgensen Lehman & Feldberg 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

UC Berkeley School of Law

Berkeley, CA, USA

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Washington, DC, USA

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Tensegrity Law Group LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

Crowell & Moring LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Arnold & Porter

London, United Kingdom

Juniper Networks

Sunnyvale, CA, USA

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

London, United Kingdom

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Reston, VA, USA

Bird & Bird LLP

London, United Kingdom

Winston & Strawn LLP

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, Weinlein
11:30 — 12:45 [Panel 1] The Role of Patents in Biopharma v. High-Tech Industries: Can One Patent System Effectively Accommodate Both?  Bencivengo (J), Fishman, GeiszlerGroombridge*, Johnson, KoreaLieberman, Liu, Menell, Pearson, Udupa
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), Munoz, Smith, Stroud*, Thompson
2:30 — 2:45 Break  
2:45 — 4:15

[Panel 3] Streamlining Lower-Value Patent Cases

Albright (J), Beard, Burke (J), Chatterjee, Ferguson, Freeman (J), Powers, Saunders, Vidal*
4:15 — 4:35 Keynote Address: The Importance of Balance in the IP System by USPTO Director Andrei Iancu Iancu
4:35 — 5:05 Open discussion: What's next for WG9&10? How can I get more involved? Hutz, Powers, Rea
      
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, Grzimek, Huang, Jordan (J)Powers, 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 GeiszlerGiles, 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 Burke (J), Freeman (J), Jordan (J)Lynn (J)Powers*, Standish (J)
4:30 — 4:35 Closing Statements