The 2023 Sedona Conference on Global Intellectual Property Litigation

Monday, January 9, 2023 - 8:30am to Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 1:30pm

All times listed are Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) 

Royal Garden Hotel, London


The 2023 Sedona Conference on Global Intellectual Property Litigation will be held at The Royal Garden Hotel in London on Monday-Tuesday, January 9-10, 2023. A welcome reception will be held on the evening of Sunday, January 8, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

As markets and technologies grow increasingly interconnected around the world, IP litigants, both plaintiffs and defendants, are reorienting their litigation strategies to reflect global realities. At the same time, changes in the legal landscape in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, are giving rise to both new risks of and new opportunities for IP litigation. Rapidly evolving case law, new guidelines from national competition authorities and other institutions, and legislative initiatives constantly shape and re-shape the ever more complex framework for both plaintiffs and defendants.

In addressing the new challenges in Global IP Litigation, the Conference will be informed by the following Sedona Conference Working Group 9, 10, & 12 non-partisan, consensus commentaries:

  • WG9 Framework for Analysis of Standard-Essential Patent (SEP) and Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) Issues – US and Global Editions
  • WG10 Guidelines for the Efficient Resolution of Disputes before the Forthcoming Unified Patent Court
  • WG10 Framework for Analysis of Strategic and Tactical Considerations in Selecting Venues for International Patent Enforcement
  • WG10 ITC Section 337 Investigations
  • WG10/12 Commentary on Cross-Border Discovery in U.S. Patent and Trade Secret Cases
  • WG12 Framework for Analysis on Trade Secret Issues Across International Borders: Extraterritorial Reach

For conference attendees, we obtained a very favorable Group Rate of £210 per night as the single rate for Classic Double and Royal Double guestrooms at the Royal Garden Hotel for a block of rooms on the evenings of January 8 & 9, 2023.  The Group Rate is inclusive of VAT and English breakfast.  The Group Rate also is available for three days preceding and three days following the dates of the Room Block (January 8 & 9), subject to availability of Classic Double and Royal Double guestrooms on these additional dates.  The room block expired on December 4, 2022, so booking a room now on any date is subject to availability.  Assuming availability, details on how to reserve a guestroom at The Sedona Conference Group Rate will be included in your conference registration confirmation email.  

Please join us on January 8-10, 2023, for this important Conference on Global Intellectual Property Litigation.


O'Melveny & Myers LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

Fieldfisher Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB

Düsseldorf, Germany

Jones Day

Hong Kong

Tensegrity Law Group LLP

San Francisco, CA, USA

Arnold & Porter

London, United Kingdom

Confirmed Faculty

U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

Waco, TX, USA

SONN Patentanwälte
U.S. District Court, Southern District of California

San Diego, CA, USA

High Court of Justice of England and Wales

London, United Kingdom

ZTE Deutschland GmbH

Düsseldorf, Germany

Morrison & Foerster

Washington, DC, USA


Washington, DC, USA

Goodwin Procter LLP

Redwood City, CA, USA


Dallas, TX, USA

Nokia Solutions and Networks

Espoo, Finland

Winston & Strawn LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Dallas, TX, USA

Paul Weiss

New York, NY, USA

Zhong Lun Law Firm
Court of Appeal, The Hague

The Hague, Netherlands

Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Paris, France

TM Financial Forensics, LLC

San Francisco, CA, USA


Munich, Germany

Bird & Bird LLP

London, United Kingdom

Paul Hastings LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Crowell & Moring LLP

Washington, DC, USA

Licks Attorneys

Rio de Janeiro, BR

University of Akron School of Law

Akron, OH, USA


Palo Alto, CA, USA

Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC

Washington, DC, USA

Gianni & Origoni

Rome, Italy


London, United Kingdom


Alexandria, VA, USA

10x Genomics
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

London, United Kingdom

Vossius & Partner mbB

Düsseldorf, Germany

The Sedona Conference

Phoenix, AZ, USA

Meissner Bolte Part mbB

Munich, Germany

2023 Global IP Conference

Time Session Panelists
  Sunday, January 8, 2023 (all times GMT)  
6:00 — 8:00 Welcome Reception  
  Monday, January 9, 2023  
8:30 — 8:45 Welcome and Introductions Almeling, Grzimek, Huang, Powers, San MartinWeinlein
8:45 — 10:00 [Panel 1] Guidelines for the Efficient Resolution of Disputes before the Forthcoming Unified Patent Court BeetzKalden (J)Mutimear, SterneWidera*, Wuttke*, Zigann (J)
10:00 — 10:15 Break  
10:15 — 11:30 [Panel 2] Cross-Border Discovery Issues for Patent Litigation and Trade Secret Litigation Bencivengo (J)BuseyCooper*, HuangMullerSterpiWithers
11:30 — 12:45 [Panel 3] In-House Roundtable Company Perspectives on Global IP Litigation Delgado, EdwardsGeiszlerPowers*, Ueno, Venkat, Whitaker
12:45 — 1:45 Lunch  
1:45 — 3:00 [Panel 4] Framework for Analysis of Venue Selection for Global Patent Litigation: Strategic Considerations Albright (J), Mueller-Stoy, RodriguesSan Martin*, Trenton
3:00 — 3:15 Break  
3:15 — 4:30 [Panel 5] Global Trade Secret Litigation Issues Almeling*, Cheney (J), KochPade, Schultz, Swindells
4:30 — 5:45 [Panel 6] Fireside Chat with USPTO Director Kathi Vidal, EPO Vice-President Stephen Rowan, and UKIPO Interim CEO Adam Williams Rea*, RowanVidal, Williams
5:45 — 7:45 Reception  
Time Session Panelists
  Tuesday, January 10, 2023 (all times GMT)  
8:00 — 9:15 [Panel 7] Global Litigation of Standard-Essential Patent (SEP) and Fair, Reasonable, and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) Issues  Birss (J), Buchinski, Delgado, Grabinski (J)Grzimek*, Meyer, Selwyn, Whiting
9:15 — 10:30 [Panel 8] International Issues in Biopharma Patent Litigation GroombridgeMeade (J)Metier*, ReaUeno
10:30 — 10:45 Break  
10:45 — 12:00 [Panel 9] China BuchinskiGeiszlerHuang*, Jiang
12:00 — 1:15 [Panel 10] Judicial Roundtable Albright (J), Bencivengo (J)Birss (J)Cheney (J), Ferguson*Grabinski (J)Kalden (J), Meade (J)Zigann (J)
1:15 — 1:20 Closing Statements Weinlein
1:20 — 2:50 Lunch  
*Panel Moderator


Monday, January 9, 2023 - 8:00am to Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 1:30pm