The Sedona Conference WG9 and WG10 Joint Annual Meeting 2021

Date: 
Thursday, November 18, 2021 - 11:30am to Friday, November 19, 2021 - 4:00pm

Location: Online (Zoom)

Registration is now open for the 2021 Joint Annual Meeting of The Sedona Conference Working Group 9 on Patent Damages and Remedies (WG9) and Working Group 10 on Patent Litigation Best Practices (WG10) to be held online on Thursday, November 18, and Friday, November 19.

Please join us virtually from 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET each day. The primary focus of this meeting will be for our numerous current WG9/10 drafting teams to lead a document-based dialogue to obtain member comment and advance the following draft commentaries toward publication for public comment:

  • Streamlining Lower-Value Patent Cases
  • The Evolving Relationship Between Federal Courts and Administrative Agencies
  • Strategic and Tactical Considerations in Selecting Venues for Global Patent Litigation
  • Cross-Border Discovery in U.S. Patent and Trade Secrets Cases – "Stage Two"
  • SEP/FRAND Licensing and Royalty Issues - "Global Edition"

And also to form and launch the following commentary drafting team efforts:

  • The Role of Patents in Biopharma v. High-Tech Industries: Can One Patent System Effectively Accommodate Both?
  • Patent Litigation Best Practices in Europe before the Forthcoming Unified Patent Court

At the end of the first day of the meeting, the Hon. Kathleen O'Malley will provide her thoughts on the current state of the patent system and ways it might be improved. And we will close day two of the meeting with a judicial roundtable.  

We will maintain our dialogue-based format in moving this meeting online and carefully design our program to maximize the level of participation for each of our meeting participants.

Please help us ensure that each of our forthcoming publications reflect the consensus, nonpartisan approach of The Sedona Conference, and join the dialogue!

The Sedona Conference will seek CLE accreditation in accordance with rules and regulations set forth by individual jurisdictions for virtual meetings. Various state MCLE authorities require that we verify your live, active participation throughout the program.

U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Waco, TX, USA

Nokia of America Corporation

Plano, TX, USA

Armond Wilson LLP

Newport Beach, CA, USA

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC

Washington, DC, USA

Dell

Hopkinton, MA, USA

ZTE Deutschland GmbH

Düsseldorf, Germany

U.S. District Court, for the District of Delaware

Wilmington, DE, USA

USITC

Washington, DC, USA

U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Goodwin Procter LLP

Redwood City, CA, USA

Ericsson

Dallas, TX, USA

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Paul Weiss

New York, NY, USA

Fieldfisher Plog Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

Düsseldorf, Germany

USPTO

Denver, CO, USA

Jones Day

Hong Kong

Wilmington, DE, USA

Analysis Group, Inc.

Washington, DC, USA

HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER VÉRON AARPI

Paris, France

BARDEHLE PAGENBERG

Munich, Germany

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Tensegrity Law Group LLP

McLean, VA, USA

Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Washington, DC, USA

American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

Rossmoor, CA, USA

Desmarais LLP
Tensegrity Law Group LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

Crowell & Moring LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Arnold & Porter

London, United Kingdom

Juniper Networks

Sunnyvale, CA, USA

High Court of Delhi
Lowenstein & Weatherwax LLP

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP

New York City, NY, USA

Gianni & Origoni

Rome, Italy

WilmerHale

London, United Kingdom

Winston & Strawn LLP

Menlo Park, CA, USA

Wi-LAN Inc.

Ottawa, ON Canada

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

London, United Kingdom

Meissner Bolte

Munich, Germany

WG9/10 Annual Meeting 2021 Agenda

DAY 1 - Thursday, November 18 (all times ET)
Time Session Panelists
11:15 — 11:25 Check-in       
11:25 — 11:30 Welcome and Introductions Hutz, Powers, ReaWeinlein
11:30 — 1:00 [Panel 1] Unique Problems and Opportunities Posed by Global Patent Litigation - Part I (Unified Patent Court & Global SEP/FRAND) Buchinski, DelgadoGrzimek*, Huang, JaroszMarshall, Oliva, Singh (J), Stark, Whiting
1:00 — 1:15 Break  
1:15 — 2:45

[Panel 2] Streamlining Lower-Value Patent Cases

Albright (J), Burke (J), Ferguson, Freeman (J), Powers, Saunders, Vidal*, Vladescu

2:45 — 3:00 Break  
3:00 — 4:15

[Panel 3] The Evolving Relationship Between Federal Courts and Administrative Agencies

Armond, Banowit, Cheney (J), Conti (J), Haapala (J)Munoz, Nathan, PatnaikSmith*
4:15 — 5:00 Interview: Judge O'Malley - Reflections on the Current State of the Patent System and Ways It Might Be Improved  O'Malley
      
DAY 2 - Friday, November 19 (all times ET)
Time Session Panelists
11:15 — 11:25 Check-in       
11:25 — 11:30 Welcome and Introductions Hutz, Powers, Rea, Weinlein
11:30 — 12:45 [Panel 4] Unique Problems and Opportunities Posed by Global Patent Litigation - Part II (Global Venue Selection & Cross-Border Discovery)  AntushCooper*, MetierMuller-StoySan Martin*, Sterpi, Trenton, Wuttke
12:45 — 1:00 Break  
1:00 — 2:30

[Panel 5] The Role of Patents in Biopharma v. High-Tech Industries: Can One Patent System Effectively Accommodate Both? 

BrownGroombridge

 

2:30 — 2:45 Break  
2:45 — 4:15 [Panel 6] Judicial Roundtable  
4:15 — 4:20 Closing Statements Weinlein