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

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 8:30am to Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 1:00pm
Reston, VA
United States

The Hyatt Regency Hotel

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 agenda, please see the attached pdf below.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!


Goodwin Procter LLP

Redwood City, CA, USA

Rea Consulting, LLC

Washington, DC, USA

Confirmed Faculty

Robins Kaplan LLP

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Morrison & Foerster

Washington, DC, USA

Redwood City, CA, USA

University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Johnson & Johnson
Paul Hastings (ret.)

New York, NY, USA


Dallas, TX, USA

Intellectual Ventures Management LLC

Bellevue, WA, USA

Boehmert & Boehmert

Munich, Germany

Fieldfisher Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

Düsseldorf, Germany

Bristol-Meyer Squibb Company

Princeton, NJ, USA

The Naples Roundtable

Washington, DC, USA

Crowell & Moring LLP
Reed Smith LLP

Wilmington, DE, USA

Johnson-IP Strategy and Policy Consulting

New Hope, PA, USA

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Wilmington, DE, USA

Shaw Keller LLP

Wilmington, DE, USA

European Patent Office
Reichman Jorgensen Lehman & Feldberg LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Mayer Brown
Essential Patent LLC

Oak Hill, VA, USA

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Irell & Manella LLP

Washington, DC, USA

James Pooley PLC

Menlo Park, CA, USA

Tensegrity Law Group LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

Beijing East IP Ltd.
Qualcomm Incorporated

Palo Alto, CA, USA

Sterne Kessler

Washington, DC, USA

Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Washington, D.C., USA

Unified Patents, LLC

Washington, DC, USA

European Patent Office

London, United Kingdom

Cisco Systems, Inc.

San Jose, CA, USA

The Sedona Conference

Phoenix, AZ, USA

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Shanghai, China