The 2023 Sedona Conference on Global Intellectual Property Litigation

Date: 
Monday, January 9, 2023 - 8:30am to Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 1:30pm

Time: 
All times listed are Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) 

Location:
Royal Garden Hotel, London

 

The 2023 Sedona Conference on Global Intellectual Property Litigation will be held at The Royal Garden Hotel in London on Monday-Tuesday, January 9-10, 2023. A welcome reception will be held on the evening of Sunday, January 8, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

As markets and technologies grow increasingly interconnected around the world, IP litigants, both plaintiffs and defendants, are reorienting their litigation strategies to reflect global realities. At the same time, changes in the legal landscape in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, are giving rise to both new risks of and new opportunities for IP litigation. Rapidly evolving case law, new guidelines from national competition authorities and other institutions, and legislative initiatives constantly shape and re-shape the ever more complex framework for both plaintiffs and defendants.

In addressing the new challenges in Global IP Litigation, the Conference will be informed by the following Sedona Conference Working Group 9, 10, & 12 non-partisan, consensus commentaries:

  • WG9 Framework for Analysis of Standard-Essential Patent (SEP) and Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) Issues – US and Global Editions
  • WG10 Guidelines for the Efficient Resolution of Disputes before the Forthcoming Unified Patent Court
  • WG10 Framework for Analysis of Strategic and Tactical Considerations in Selecting Venues for International Patent Enforcement
  • WG10 ITC Section 337 Investigations
  • WG10/12 Commentary on Cross-Border Discovery in U.S. Patent and Trade Secret Cases
  • WG12 Framework for Analysis on Trade Secret Issues Across International Borders: Extraterritorial Reach

For conference attendees, we have obtained a very favorable Group Rate of £210 per night as the single rate for Classic Double and Royal Double guestrooms at the Royal Garden Hotel for a block of rooms on the evenings of January 8 & 9, 2023.  The Group Rate is inclusive of VAT and English breakfast.  The Group Rate will be available for three days preceding and three days following the dates of the Room Block (January 8 & 9), subject to availability of Classic Double and Royal Double guestrooms on these additional dates.  Details on how to reserve a guestroom at The Sedona Conference Group Rate will be included in your conference registration confirmation email.  The Royal Garden Hotel will be holding the block of rooms until December 4, 2022, after which any remaining rooms will be released for sale to the public.  Accordingly, we recommend that you reserve early to ensure availability.  

Please join us on January 8-10, 2023, for this important Conference on Global Intellectual Property Litigation.

Co-Chairs

O'Melveny & Myers LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

Fieldfisher Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

Düsseldorf, Germany

Jones Day

Hong Kong

Tensegrity Law Group LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

Arnold & Porter

London, United Kingdom

Confirmed Faculty

U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Waco, TX, USA

SONN Patentanwälte
High Court of Justice of England and Wales

London, United Kingdom

ZTE Deutschland GmbH

Düsseldorf, Germany

European Patent Office
USITC

Washington, DC, USA

Goodwin Procter LLP

Redwood City, CA, USA

Ericsson

Dallas, TX, USA

Zhong Lun Law Firm
Court of Appeal, The Hague

The Hague, Netherlands

Jones Day

San Diego, CA, USA

Royal Courts of Justice

London, United Kingdom

Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Paris, France

TM Financial Forensics, LLC

San Francisco, CA, USA

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG

Munich, Germany

Bird & Bird LLP

London, United Kingdom

Washington, D.C., USA

Crowell & Moring LLP

Washington, DC, USA

WilmerHale

Palo Alto, CA, USA

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC

Washington, DC, USA

Gianni & Origoni

Rome, Italy

USPTO

Alexandria, VA, USA

Vossius & Partner mbB

Düsseldorf, Germany

The Sedona Conference

Phoenix, AZ, USA

Munich, Germany

2023 Global IP Conference

Time Session Panelists
  Sunday, January 8, 2023 (all times GMT)  
6:00 — 8:00 Welcome Reception  
  Monday, January 9, 2023  
8:30 — 8:45 Welcome and Introductions Almeling, Grzimek, Huang, Powers, San MartinWeinlein
8:45 — 10:00 [Panel 1] Guidelines for the Efficient Resolution of Disputes before the Forthcoming Unified Patent Court Beetz, Mutimear, SterneWidera*, Wuttke*
10:00 — 10:15 Break  
10:15 — 11:30 [Panel 2] Cross-Border Discovery Issues for Patent Litigation and Trade Secret Litigation Cooper*, SterpiWithers
11:30 — 12:45 [Panel 3] Global Litigation of Standard-Essential Patent (SEP) and Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) Issues Birss (J), Buchinski, DelgadoGrzimek*, Meyer, Selwyn
12:45 — 1:45 Lunch  
1:45 — 3:00 [Panel 4] Framework for Analysis of Venue Selection for Global Patent Litigation: Strategic Considerations Mueller-Stoy, San Martin*
3:00 — 3:15 Break  
3:15 — 4:30 [Panel 5] Global Trade Secret Litigation Issues Almeling*, Kay, Pade
4:30 — 5:45 [Panel 6] Fireside Chat with USPTO Director Kathi Vidal and EPO President António Campinos Campinos, Vidal
Time Session Panelists
  Tuesday, January 10, 2023 (all times GMT)  
8:00 — 9:15 [Panel 7] International Issues in Biopharma Patent Litigation Metier*, Rea
9:15 — 10:30 [Panel 8] In-House Roundtable Company Perspectives on Global IP Litigation  
10:30 — 10:45 Break  
10:45 — 12:00 [Panel 9] China Huang*, Jiang
12:00 — 1:15 [Panel 10] Judicial Roundtable Albright (J), Cheney (J), Birss (J), Kalden (J)
1:15 — 1:20 Closing Statements Weinlein
1:20 — 2:30 Grab and Go Lunch (provided)  
*Panel Moderator

 

 
Date: 
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