Please join us at The Sedona Conference’s Patent Conference: Promoting Invention, Entrepreneurship, Economic Growth, and Job Creation on January 17, 2019 in Washington, D.C. at the offices of Covington, One City Center, 850 Tenth Street, NW.
At this one day conference we will consider how well the United States patent system is working to foster invention, job creation, industrial competitiveness, wealth creation, and strategic strength in the U.S.A. This will be a diverse assembly of the thought leaders in patent law engaging in a constructive dialogue, not debate, to explore the present inefficiencies in the U.S. patent system in an effort to develop consensus solutions that will benefit all stakeholders.
Co-chairs Rob Sterne and Chief Judge Paul Michel (ret.) and a very distinguished group of dialogue leaders will lead all participants in a dialogue on the following topics: statutory subject matter, PTAB proceedings, injunctive relief and damages, patent value and U.S. innovation, and competitiveness with Europe and China. Among the dialogue leaders will be Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of The United States Patent and Trademark Office, who also will discuss with participants his current initiatives at the PTO.