By Jason Rantanen
For those who aren't familiar with The Sedona Conference, it's a law and policy think tank that organizes programs that bring together judges, lawyers, experts and academics to discuss issues in antitrust law, intellectual property, and other forms of complex litigation. The organization offers a variety of programs from regional CLE programs to national conferences to small working groups that develop practical guidelines and reports on particular areas of the law. Past working groups have discussed and developed reports on subjects such as claim construction, eDiscovery, and the intersection of patent and antitrust laws. One unique aspect of The Sedona Conference is that its conferences use a dialogue-based, as opposed to debate-based, approach to understanding important issues in the law.
The folks at The Sedona Conference recently asked me to share the announcement that they are expanding their programing on patent litigation to include regional conferences. The first regional conferences on patent litigation will take place in New York, NY on Thursday, May 2 and in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 9. Both programs are entitled “In Search of Best Practices for Patent Litigation Case Management Post-AIA” and will be part of The Sedona Conference's development of a working group on case management issues post-AIA.
The faculty for the New York program on May 2 includes:
- Hon. Loretta Preska, Chief Judge for the Southern District of New York
- Hon. John Koeltl, US District Judge for the Southern District of New York
- Hon. Faith Hochberg, US District Judge for the District of New Jersey
- David Kappos, former director of the USPTO, now of Cravath
The New York program will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at the Cardozo School of Law. For additional details, faculty bios, and to register for the NY program, visit the program page.
The faculty for the DC program on May 9 includes:
- Hon. Paul R. Michel (ret.), formerly Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit
- Robert G. Sterne, founding director of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.L.L.C.
- Hon. Joy Flowers Conti, US District Judge for the Western District of Pennsylvania
- Hon. Marvin Garbis, US District Judge for the District of Maryland
- Teresa Stanek Rea, acting director of the USPTO
The Washington, DC program will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2013, at the offices of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.L.L.C. For additional details, faculty bios, and to register for the DC program, please visit the program page.
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