The Regional Conference on Patent Litigation in Washington, DC: In Search of Best Practices for Patent Litigation Case Management Post-AIA


May 9, 2013
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.L.L.C., Washington, DC

The Sedona Conference® InstituteSM

“In Search of Best Practices for Post-AIA
Patent Litigation Case Management”

Regional Conference on Patent Litigation, Washington, DC

The Sedona Conference’s Working Group 10 (WG10) is just beginning its dialogue in search of best practices in patent litigation in the wake of the profound changes mandated by the America Invents Act (AIA) and the Patent Pilot Program.

The conference will give you the chance to participate in – and contribute to – the initial phase of this very important discussion. By taking part in Sedona’s acclaimed dialogue-based approach, you will join leading judges, practitioners, and regulators in search of a non-partisan consensus that will help shape patent litigation practice in the post-AIA landscape.

The Honorable Paul R. Michel (ret.), formerly Chief Judge of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and Robert G. Sterne, founding director of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.L.L.C., serve as conference co-chairs. They have pulled together an extraordinary faculty to lead the dialogue, including leading judges, patent practitioners, and regulators in the Washington, DC area (see below).

Expert panels will lead dialogue in the following topic areas:

  • Early Evaluation of Damage Exposure
  • Markman Hearings and Claim Construction
  • Contested Parallel Proceedings Before the USPTO
  • ITC: Domestic Industry Requirement and Relief Available
  • Patent Litigation Case Management

The complete agenda, a full list of the faculty and each faculty member’s biography is found below.

The Sedona Conference® will be applying for 375 minutes of MCLE accreditation.

The conference will be held at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.L.L.C., located at 1100 New York Ave, NW in Washington, DC (Click here for a map).

Sign-in and Continental Breakfast at 8:00 am Faculty/Participant Reception at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Space is limited to 60 registrants in order to provide maximum interaction between all participants. Seats are granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

This conference is one in a series of one-day Regional Conferences on Patent Litigation presented by The Sedona Conference® InstituteSM across the country. Another will be held at Cardozo School of Law in New York on May 2. To learn more about the New York conference, click here. To become a member of The Sedona Conference® Working Group SeriesSM(WGS) and participate actively in WG10, click here. WGS members will receive a $100 discount when registering for any of the regional patent case management conferences.


May 9, 2013
Time Session Panelists
8:00 am - 9:00 am Sign-in and continental breakfast
9:00 am - 9:15 am Welcome and Overview
9:15 am - 10:30 am ITC: Domestic Industry Requirement and Relief Available
10:30 am - 10:45 am Morning Break
10:45 am - 11:45 am Markman Hearings and Claim Construction
11:45 am - 12:45 pm Lunch
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Early Evaluation of Damages
1:45 pm - 3:15 pm Contested Parallel Proceedings Before the USPTO
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm Afternoon Break
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Patent Litigation Case Management
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Reception
Chief U.S. Appellate Judge, Va. Ct. App. Fed. Cir., Alexandria, VA
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC, Washington, DC
U.S. International Trade Commission, Washington, DC
Chief U.S. District Judge, W.D. Pa., Pittsburgh, PA
U.S. District Judge, D. Md., Baltimore, MD
Latham & Watkins LLP, Washington, DC
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, Washington, DC
Shaw Keller LLP, Wilmington, DE
Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, DC
U.S. Appellate Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fed. Cir., Washington, DC
Patent Trial and Appeal Board, USPTO, Alexandria, VA
Crowell & Moring LLP, Washington, DC
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Alexandria, VA

Refund Policy

Through April 25, 2013

  • Full refund, less a $75 administrative fee.

After April 25, 2013

  • No Refunds.