Robert Greene Sterne will be co-chairing The Sedona Conference’s “Patent Conference: Promoting Invention, Entrepreneurship, Economic Growth, and Job Creation,” which will be held in Covington’s Washington, D.C. office on Thursday, January 17, 2019. The firm’s planning committee has been assisting with this conference. Members of the committee include: Kristina Caggiano Kelly, Donald R. Banowit, Nirav N. Desai, and Paul A. Ainsworth.

The one-day conference 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.

Among the very distinguished and balanced faculty of judges, government officials, and counsel, 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 his current initiatives at the PTO.