The 16th Annual Sedona Conference on Patent Litigation: Global Strategies for Managing Both Multifront Domestic and International Litigation of IP Assets

Monday, October 24, 2016 - 7:30am to Tuesday, October 25, 2016 - 1:00pm
Washington, DC
United States

Willard InterContinental, Washington, DC

Sunday, October 23 - Welcome Reception

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 Mark Selwyn of WilmerHale and a distinguished faculty of judges, regulators, 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 interplay between international competition policy and IP enforcement.

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? For a detailed working agenda,see below.


Goodwin Procter LLP

Redwood City, CA, USA


Palo Alto, CA, USA


Nokia of America Corporation

Plano, TX, USA

Robins Kaplan LLP

Minneapolis, MN, USA

TechSea Law

San Jose, CA, USA

Winston & Strawn LLP

Chicago, IL, USA

Morrison & Foerster

Washington, DC, USA

Kim & Chang
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Latham & Watkins LLP
Intellectual Ventures Management LLC

Bellevue, WA, USA

European Patent Office

Munich, Germany

Qualcomm Incorporated

Washington, D.C., USA

Dechert LLP
Hochberg ADR LLC

New York, NY, USA

The Naples Roundtable

Washington, DC, USA

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
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

U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas

Dallas, TX, USA

Apple Inc.

Washington, DC, USA

Alexandria, VA, USA

Bardehle Pagenberg Partnerschaft mbB

Munich, Germany

Irell & Manella LLP

Washington, DC, USA

USPTO, Patent Trial and Appeal Board

Alexandria, VA, USA

Fish & Richardson P.C.
James Pooley PLC

Menlo Park, CA, USA

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Rea Consulting, LLC

Washington, DC, USA

U.S. District Judge, Western District of Washington
Qualcomm Incorporated
Shelton IP Law, PC
White & Case LLP
Sterne Kessler

Washington, DC, USA


London, United Kingdom

Cisco Systems, Inc.

San Jose, CA, USA

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Washington, D.C., USA