The Sedona Conference® Institute Announces Regional Conferences on Patent Litigation in New York, NY and Washington, DC

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The Sedona Conference® Institute is pleased to announce regional conferences on patent litigation in New York, NY on May 2, 2013, and in Washington, DC on May 9, 2013.

The Sedona Conference® Institute is pleased to announce regional conferences on patent litigation in New York, NY on May 2, 2013, and in Washington, DC on May 9, 2013. Both programs are entitled, “In Search of Best Practices for Patent Litigation Case Management Post-AIA.” The conferences are part of a series of Regional Conferences on Patent Litigation that searches for solutions to the many uncertainties, challenges, and opportunities for patent owners and accused infringers in this new enforcement landscape.

“We believe these conferences are of particular importance for patent practitioners because The Sedona Conference® is forming a Working Group that will seek solutions to case management issues post-AIA,” said The Sedona Conference® founder, Richard Braman. “In addition to serving as an introduction to the Sedona-style dialogue approach to seeking consensus on critical issues, the conference will help refine the specific issues that the new Working Group will tackle.”

The Honorable Paul R. Michel (ret.), formerly Chief Judge of the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and Robert G. Sterne, founding director of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, P.L.L.C., chair the planning committee of the conference series.

New York faculty co-chairs Leora Ben-Ami of Kirkland & Ellis and Ronald J. Schutz of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi have assembled a top-flight faculty for the New York program, including the following US District Judges: Chief Judge Loretta Preska and Judge John Koeltl of the Southern District of New York, and Judge Faith Hochberg of the District of New Jersey. Leading practitioners, including David Kappos, former director of the USPTO, now of Cravath, George Badenoch of Kenyon & Kenyon, Bill Carmody of Susman Godfrey, and Henry Hadad of Bristol-Myers Squibb, will also join us. 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 New York program, please visit the program page.

DC faculty co-chairs Michel and Sterne have assembled a stellar faculty for the Washington, DC program, including the acting director of the USPTO, Teresa Stanek Rea, US District Judges Joy Flowers Conti and Marvin Garbis, former US District Judge Roderick McKelvie, now of Covington & Burling, Karen Keller of Shaw Keller, LLP, and Chief Administrative Law Judge Charles Bullock of the ITC. 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 Washington, DC program, please visit the program page.

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