The Sedona Conference WG9 and WG10 Joint Annual Meeting 2022

Date: 
Monday, June 6, 2022 - 8:30am to Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - 1:00pm

Location: The Offices of WilmerHale in Boston, Massachusetts (In-Person) and Online (Zoom)

Registration is open for the Sedona Conference WG9 and WG10 Joint Annual Meeting 2022 at The Offices of WilmerHale in Boston, Massachusetts on Monday-Tuesday, June 6-7, 2022. A welcome reception will be held in the evening of Sunday, June 5, from 6:30-8:30 pm.

Online meeting attendance (via Zoom) will also be available.

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 the following draft commentaries toward publication for public comment:

   A.)   U.S. Patent Litigation:

  • Unified Framework for Analysis of Section 101 Patent Eligibility Determinations

  • Streamlining Lower-Value Patent Cases

  • The Evolving Relationship Between Federal Courts and Administrative Agencies

  • Case Management of Patent Damages and Remedies Issues

B.)   Global Patent Litigation:

  • Guidelines for the Efficient Resolution of Disputes before the Forthcoming Unified Patent Court

  • Framework for Analysis for Strategic and Tactical Considerations in Selecting Venues for Global Patent Litigation

  • Cross-Border Discovery in U.S. Patent and Trade Secrets Cases

  • SEP/FRAND Licensing and Royalty Issues - “Global Edition”

Kathi Vidal, the new Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, has also graciously agreed to be interviewed on the second day of the meeting, Tuesday, June 7 at 9:45-10 AM EDT.

We will close the Conference with a Judicial Roundtable, comprising some of our Judicial Advisors who have graciously and generously participated in our WG9/10 efforts to date.

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

Wilmer Hale currently requires that everyone who enters its office be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and present proof of vaccination and a photo ID to enter.  Individuals who cannot be vaccinated for medical or sincerely held religious reasons should contact Wilmer Hale Conference Services at 937-395-2115 at least one business day in advance of the meeting to make arrangements.  All visitors also need to submit a visitor registration form agreeing to comply with COVID-related policies and protocols, found here: https://wilmerhalecommunications.com/92/4279/landing-pages/us-visitor-form.asp.   

Also, In order to attend the meeting in-person or online, you will need to be a current member of WG9 or WG10. Please become a member by signing up for a Working Group Series (WGS) membership. Once a WGS member, one is eligible to become a member and take part in the activities of all Working Groups, including WG9 and WG10.

We hope you can join us in person or online in June!

 

U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Waco, TX, USA

Brinkhof

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dell

Hopkinton, MA, USA

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

Wilmington, DE, USA

TREVISAN & CUONZO

Rome, Italy

USITC

Washington, DC, USA

Goodwin Procter LLP

Redwood City, CA, USA

Ericsson

Dallas, TX, USA

Winston & Strawn LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Foley Hoag LLP

Boston, MA, USA

U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

San Jose, CA, USA

Groombridge, Wu, Baughman & Stone, LLP

New York, NY, USA

Fieldfisher Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

Düsseldorf, Germany

Tensegrity Law Group LLP

McLean, VA, USA

FTI Consulting

New York, NY, USA

Nokia

Atlanta, GA, USA

Jones Day

Hong Kong

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Wilmington, DE, USA

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

Apple Inc.

Washington, DC, USA

Haynes Boone

Washington, DC, USA

Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Paris, France

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Tensegrity Law Group LLP

McLean, VA, USA

US District Court, District of Massachusetts

Boston, MA USA

American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Rossmoor, CA, USA

Tensegrity Law Group LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

Crowell & Moring LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Licks Attorneys

Rio de Janeiro, BR

Arnold & Porter

London, United Kingdom

Retired

New York City, NY, USA

Gianni & Origoni

Rome, Italy

Unified Patents, LLC

Washington, DC, USA

Bird & Bird LLP

London, United Kingdom

USPTO

Alexandria, VA, USA

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

London, United Kingdom

Vossius & Partner mbB

Düsseldorf, Germany

Bardehle Pagenberg

Munich, Germany

Agenda - WG9+10 Ann Meeting 2022

Time Session Panelists
  Sunday, June 5, 2022 (all times EDT)  
6:00 — 8:00 pm Welcome Reception (location TBD)  
  Monday, June 6, 2022 (all times EDT)  
7:30 — 8:30 Breakfast  
8:30 — 8:45 Welcome and Introductions Weinlein
8:45 — 10:00 [Panel 1] Guidelines for the Efficient Resolution of Disputes before the Forthcoming Unified Patent Court Bijvank, Cerulli IrelliMetier, Widera, Wuttke
10:00 — 10:15 Break  
10:15 — 11:30 [Panel 2] Global SEP/FRAND Issues DelgadoGrzimek*, HuangMarshall, OlivaStark, Vary, Whiting
11:30 — 1:00 Lunch  
1:00 — 2:30 [Panel 3] Streamlining Lower-Value Patent Cases Albright (J)Burke (J)Ferguson*, Freeman (J)Powers*
2:30 — 2:45 Break  
2:45 — 4:00 [Panel 4] Case Management of Patent Damages and Remedies Issues Hadzimehmedovic, Hall, Holz, LevineO'Toole (J)
4:00 — 5:30 [Panel 5] Unified Framework for Analysis of Section 101 Patent Eligibility Determinations BrownGroombridge, MatalRea
Time Session Panelists
  Tuesday, June 7, 2022 (all times EDT)  
7:30 — 8:30 Breakfast  
8:30 — 9:45 [Panel 6] Unique Problems and Opportunities Posed by Global Patent Litigation Cooper, Metier, RodriguezSan Martin*, Sterpi, Wuttke
9:45 — 10:30 Interview with Kathi Vidal, the new Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office FiaccoVidal
10:30 — 10:45 Break  
10:45 — 12:00 [Panel 7] The Evolving Relationship Between Federal Courts and Administrative Agencies

Burke (J)Cheney (J)MunozNathan, Stroud*

12:00 — 1:15 [Panel 8] Judicial Roundtable Albright (J)Burke (J)Cheney (J)Freeman (J), Jordan (J)O'Toole (J)Powers*
1:15 — 1:20 Closing Statements Weinlein
1:20 — 2:15 Lunch  
*Panel Moderator