WG9 and WG10 Joint Midyear Meeting 2015

Monday, May 18, 2015 - 7:30am to Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 1:00pm
Miami, FL
United States

The Four Seasons

Please join us at the joint Midyear Meeting for The Sedona Conference’s Working Group 9 on Patent Damages and Remedies (WG9) and Working Group 10 on Patent Litigation Best Practices (WG10) on May 18-19 in Miami.

Developing efficient and effective case management principles and best practices for patent litigation is important for all participants involved in the process for the benefit of the patent system established in accordance with our Constitution to promote science and the useful arts. There is little dispute that patent litigation has become extremely expensive and that procedures need to be developed to simplify the process and control costs.

WG9 and WG10 have recently published no less than seven commentaries with principles and best practice recommendations for a better patent system. We continue to seek public comment on all of these commentaries, including from the judiciary and litigants.

This meeting will be an essential step toward this effort. Panel topics include:

  • An update on legislative proposals aimed at patent reform and whether the recent Court decisions accomplish the underlying objectives of the proposals
  • Impact of Teva v. Sandoz on the claim construction process
  • Impact of Alice v. CLS Bank -- when and how the courts should address patentability
  • Development of a Preliminary Compensatory Damages Contentions (PCDCs) process, including the drafting of local patent damages rules
  • Impact of Octane Fitness/Highmark: proposed best practices for the litigation and management of attorney-fee shifting motions
  • A fresh look at the timing and substance of preliminary infringement and invalidity contentions and amendment practices
  • Best practices for USPTO/PTAB proceedings and effective coordination between the USPTO/PTAB and district court proceedings
  • Use of mediators and special masters as a case management tool for narrowing the issues in dispute and improving prospects for settlement
  • FRAND/SEP: defining the issues in controversy and proposing the scope for a prospective Sedona commentary on the subject.

Space is limited to 80 participants, so register before the meeting is full!

We are applying for MCLE credit.

Our room block at The Four Seasons Hotel is now closed. Below is a list of nearby hotels:

  • JW Marriott at 1109 Brickell Ave. It is 4 blocks from The Four Seasons.
  • The Conrad at 1395 Brickell Ave. It is 1 ½ blocks from The Four Seasons.

We hope to see you in Miami!

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Dialogue Leaders

Robins Kaplan LLP

Minneapolis, MN, USA

Consultant, IP Strategy & Policy
Arnold & Saunders, LLP
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC

Washington, DC, USA

TechSea Law

San Jose, CA, USA

U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

USPTO, Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Holland & Knight LLP
Burns Legal Firm

Scottsdale, AZ, USA

U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Goodwin Procter LLP

Redwood City, CA, USA

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Dolby Laboratories

Plano, TX, USA

Intellectual Ventures Management LLC

Bellevue, WA, USA

Arnold & Porter

Menlo Park, CA, USA

Hochberg ADR LLC

New York, NY, USA

The Naples Roundtable

Washington, DC, USA

Robins Kaplan Miller & Ciresi LLP
Reed Smith LLP

Wilmington, DE, USA

Analysis Group, Inc.

Washington, DC, USA

Jones Day

Los Angeles, CA, USA

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit

Wilmington, DE, USA

Shaw Keller LLP

Wilmington, DE, USA

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Intellectual Ventures Management LLC
State of Colorado Department of Law
Essential Patent LLC

Oak Hill, VA, USA

Farella Braun + Martel LLP
Latham & Watkins LLP
USPTO, Patent Trial and Appeal Board
Rea Consulting, LLC

Washington, DC, USA

Qualcomm Incorporated
Reed Smith LLP
Qualcomm Incorporated

Palo Alto, CA, USA

Qualcomm Incorporated
Alston & Bird LLP
Crowell & Moring LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Jenner & Block LLP
Cisco Systems, Inc.

San Jose, CA, USA

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP