The Sedona Conference's Patent Conference: Promoting Invention, Entrepreneurship, Economic Growth, and Job Creation

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 8:30am to 5:30pm

One City Center
850 Tenth Street, NW
Washington, DC

Please join us at The Sedona Conference’s Patent Conference: Promoting Invention, Entrepreneurship, Economic Growth, and Job Creation on January 17, 2019 in Washington, D.C. at the offices of Covington, One City Center, 850 Tenth Street, NW.

At this one day conference we will consider how well the United States patent system is working to foster invention, job creation, industrial competitiveness, wealth creation, and strategic strength in the U.S.A. This will be a diverse assembly of the thought leaders in patent law engaging in a constructive dialogue, not debate, to explore the present inefficiencies in the U.S. patent system in an effort to develop consensus solutions that will benefit all stakeholders.

Co-chairs Rob Sterne and Chief Judge Paul Michel (ret.) and a very distinguished group of dialogue leaders will lead all participants in a dialogue on the following topics: statutory subject matter, PTAB proceedings, injunctive relief and damages, patent value and U.S. innovation, and competitiveness with Europe and China. Among the dialogue leaders will be Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of The United States Patent and Trademark Office, who also will discuss with participants his current initiatives at the PTO.

We look forward to seeing you in Washington, DC on January 17!


Alexandria, VA, USA

Sterne Kessler

Washington, DC, USA

Planning Committee and Dialogue Leaders


Hopkinton, MA, USA

Burns Legal Firm

Scottsdale, AZ, USA

University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Goodwin Procter LLP

Redwood City, CA, USA

National Institute of Standards and Technology
Intellectual Ventures Management LLC

Bellevue, WA, USA

Bristol-Meyer Squibb Company

Princeton, NJ, USA

Intellectual Ventures Management LLC

Alexandria, VA, USA

Fortress Investment Group LLC

San Francisco, CA, USA

Teva Pharmaceuticals

Dresher, PA, USA

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

New York, NY, USA

Wood Phillips
Cornerstone Research

San Francisco, CA, USA

UC Berkeley School of Law

Berkeley, CA, USA

Covington & Burling LLP

Washington, DC, USA

James Pooley PLC

Menlo Park, CA, USA

Tensegrity Law Group LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

Rea Consulting, LLC

Washington, DC, USA

Qualcomm Incorporated
Ecolab, Inc.
RPT Legal Strategies PC

San Francisco, CA, USA

Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick, PLLC

Washington, D.C., USA

The Sedona Conference

Phoenix, AZ, USA


Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 10:15am to 10:45am


Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 12:00pm to 12:45pm


Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 2:00pm to 2:15pm

PANEL 3 – Remedies

Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 2:15pm to 3:45pm
Panel Description: 

During this session on Remedies, the dialogue leaders intend to lead participants in a dialogue on the following:

  • Extraterritorial reach of the patent statute, including lost profits and reasonable royalty awards
  • Use of smallest saleable unit for royalty calculations, including the valuation of specific components or features of a larger product
  • Damage enhancement and willfulness after Halo, including the “should have known” concept
  • Conceptual underpinnings of “irreparable injury” and “public interest” for injunctive relief


Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 5:15pm to 7:15pm