The Sedona Conference on International Patent Litigation: Aspirations Toward Attaining Effective Global IP Protections

Overview

When:
February 26, 2018 - February 27, 2018
Where:
Reston, VA
The Sedona Conference
on International Patent Litigation:
Aspirations Toward Attaining Effective Global IP Protection

February 26-27, 2018
The Hyatt Regency Hotel
Reston, VA



Please join us at The 2018 Sedona Conference on International Patent Litigation: Aspirations Toward Attaining Effective Global IP Protection on February 26-27, 2018 in Reston, VA. For a detailed working agenda listing all confirmed faculty to date, please click here.

As markets and technology grow increasingly interconnected around the world, patent owners are re-orienting their strategies for patent protection to reflect global realities. At the same time, changes in the legal landscape, both in the U.S. and abroad, are giving rise to both new risks and new opportunities for patent enforcement. And with the coming Unified Patent Court in Europe, new guidelines from national competition authorities, and domestic legislative initiatives, even more changes are on the way.

Co-chairs Monte Cooper of Orrick and Teresa Rea of Crowell & Moring and a distinguished faculty of judges, government officials, and counsel from around the world will lead the dialogue on topics identifying and explaining the emergence of alternatives to the traditional model of U.S. District Court litigation, comparative approaches across different international patent regimes, and the future for domestic enforcement of IP activities occurring abroad. This Conference will continue the in-depth dialogue from our Conference on Patent Litigation: Global Strategies for Managing Both Multifront Domestic and International Litigation of IP Assets.

How should patent owners account for these new global realities in developing strategies for protecting their IP rights?

What strategies should defendants employ, both individually and in collaboration with any joint defense groups, in response?

How can the U.S. courts efficiently manage multi-district litigations (MDLs) and "pseudo-MDLs" (cases filed by patent owners against multiple defendants in multiple U.S. jurisdictions that are subsequently consolidated)? And how can the U.S. courts, the USPTO/PTAB, the USITC, and foreign courts efficiently manage the disputes before them? Are there opportunities for coordination? Should there be?

We look forward to seeing you in Virginia!

Co-Chairs

Confirmed Faculty

Agenda

February 25, 2018
Time Session Panelists
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm Welcome Reception
February 26, 2018
Time Session Panelists
7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast & Registration
8:30 am - 8:45 am Welcome and Introductions
8:45 am - 10:00 am Legislative And Administrative Efforts To Make United States Patent Protection Effective For All Industry Sectors
10:00 am - 11:15 am Global Patent Litigation: The Corporate Perspective
11:15 am - 11:30 am Morning Break
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Getting Ready For The New Paradigm For European Patent Litigation: The Introduction Of The Unified Patent Court
12:30 pm - 1:45 pm Lunch
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm Valuing And Enforcing SEPs Globally: Is There An International Consensus As To What "FRAND" Is?
3:00 pm - 4:15 pm What Is The Future for Domestic Enforcement Of IP Activities Occurring Abroad?
4:15 pm - 4:30 pm Afternoon Break
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm The World After T.C. Heartland: Effective Management of Multidistrict Litigations (MDLs) And "Pseudo - MDLs" From The Court ’s And The Parties’ Perspectives
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm Reception
February 27, 2018
Time Session Panelists
7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast & Registration
8:30 am - 10:00 am The Patent Systems In Asia And Their Importance For International IP Enforcement
10:00 am - 11:15 am The Defend Trade Secrets Act After Two Years - What Have We Learned About Trade Secrets Litigation In The U.S. And Foreign Courts
11:15 am - 11:30 am Morning Break
11:30 am - 1:00 pm Patentable Subject Matter: An International Perspective
1:00 pm - 1:05 pm Closing Statements
1:05 pm - 2:00 pm Grab and Go Lunch (provided)

Sponsors

Competition Dynamics

Cornerstone Research

Crowell Moring


darts-ip


Intellectual Ventures


                    Orrick

WilmerHale

Registration

  • Regular Registration Fee: $1395
  • WGS Member Registration Fee: $1295
  • Government Employees: $1095

If you qualify for a discount, but do not see it reflected in the price below (you must be logged in), please contact our office at [email protected] for further assistance.
Financial Aid Policy available upon request.

$1,395.00

Refund Policy

Prior to January 1, 2018

  • Full Refund, less a $75 administration fee.

January 1, 2018 - February 5, 2018

  • Credit for another Regular Season Conference (Credit expires after 3 years). No Refunds. Substitutions are acceptable upon request.

February 6, 2018 - February 26, 2018

  • No Credits. No Refunds.