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!