[Panel 8] Strategic and Tactical Considerations in Selecting Venues for International Patent Litigation

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 9:15am to 10:30am
Panel Description: 

This panel will summarize and compare the procedures and relief available in the principal international patent venues and consider the strategic and tactical considerations informing the choice of various venues, including the location of litigants, the size of the market, the quality of adjudication, the time to trial and final relief, available relief, availability of preliminary relief, the opportunity for defendant initiated litigation (e.g., declarations of noninfringement, non-essentiality, nullity actions, and actions affecting other jurisdictions), the cost of litigation, and recovery of fees. Current trends and advantages and disadvantages of multi-venue litigation will also be discussed. These issues will be addressed from the perspective of different types of plaintiffs and defendants.


Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

London, United Kingdom

Dialogue Leaders

Licks Attorneys

Rio de Janerio, Brazil


Amsterdam, Netherlands

Jones Day

Hong Kong

Fortress Investment Group LLC

San Francisco, CA, USA


Munich, Germany

Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Paris, France