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15th Annual Sedona Conference on Patent Litigation

October 19-20, 2015 • Reston, VA

Site: Hyatt Regency Reston
Address: 1800 Presidents Street, Reston, VA View Map (view map)

Patent litigation has become more challenging and expensive over the last 10 years. Many assert that part of the reason is the existence of abuse of the litigation system, both in connection with what patents are being asserted and in the litigation process itself. The USPTO/PTAB’s Inter Partes Review process was initiated to provide a less expensive avenue for challenging the validity of patents. The courts are increasingly confronting the complexities of making Standard Essential Patents (SEP) and FRAND issues. But is the system working, and if not, then what can be done to put it back on track so that it fosters innovation?

On October 20, Terry Rea will be moderating with panelists David L. McCombs of Haynes & Boone LLP, Scott A. McKeown of Oblon, McClellan, Maier and Neustadt, LLP, and Judge Scott Boalick of the Patent and Trade Appeal Board, a discussion on whether the IPR process is too restrictive.

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Crowell & Moring Participant(s):
Terry Rea
Partner – Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2620
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