The 15th Annual Sedona Conference on Patent Litigation: Improving the Efficiency of Handling Patent Litigation

Date: 
Monday, October 19, 2015 - 7:30am to Tuesday, October 20, 2015 - 1:00pm
Location: 
Reston, VA
United States

Hotel:
Hyatt Regency

The 15th Annual Sedona Conference on Patent Litigation: Improving the Efficiency of Handling Patent Litigation Patent litigation has become more challenging and expensive over the last 10 years. Many assert that part of the reason is the existence of abuse of the litigation system, both in connection with what patents are being asserted and in the litigation process itself. The USPTO/PTAB’s Inter Partes Review process was initiated to provide a less expensive avenue for challenging the validity of patents. The courts are increasingly confronting the complexities of making Standard Essential Patents (SEP) and FRAND issues. But is the system working, and if not, then what can be done to put it back on track so that it fosters innovation?

Gary M. Hoffman (Sedona WG10 Chair/WG9 Vice Chair; Pillsbury Law), Robert G. Sterne (WG10 Chair Emeritus; Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox) and David W. Long (Kelley Drye) will chair the distinguished faculty for this conference, focused on the following three topics:

  • Case Management Issues in Light of Patent Reform Efforts
  • Recent Supreme Court Cases FRAND
  • Standard Essential Patent Issues Improving Coordination of Parallel Proceedings in the District Courts and the PTAB

We look forward to seeing you in Reston!

Working Agenda PDF: 

Co-Chairs

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Essential Patent LLC
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC

Washington, DC, USA

Faculty

U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota

St. Paul, MN, USA

U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Intellectual Ventures Management LLC

Bellevue, WA, USA

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Menlo Park, CA, USA

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
U.S. Department of Justice, Antitrust Division
Reed Smith LLP

Wilmington, DE, USA

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Jones Day

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Johnson-IP Strategy and Policy Consulting

New Hope, PA, USA

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Wilmington, DE, USA

Charles River Associates
State of Colorado Department of Law
Essential Patent LLC
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

Dallas, TX, USA

Haynes and Boone LLP
Ropes & Gray LLP

Washington, DC, USA

San Francisco, CA, USA

Latham & Watkins LLP
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
USPTO, Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Crowell & Moring LLP

Washington, DC, USA

WSGR
U.S. District Judge, Western District of Washington
Qualcomm Incorporated
WilmerHale

Palo Alto, CA, USA

Cisco Systems, Inc.
Qualcomm Incorporated
Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

New York City, NY, USA

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC

Washington, DC, USA

Crowell & Moring LLP
Foley & Lardner LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

USPTO
Axinn

Washington, D.C., USA