World Intellectual Property Organization

Conference on Dispute Resolution in International Science and Technology Collaboration

April 25-26, 2005

Research increasingly involves complex international collaboration between public and private research institutions, universities, industry, start-up companies, venture capital providers as well as entities involved in the commercialization of intellectual property and technology. Such relationships can give rise to equally complex intellectual property and technology disputes.

To help parties obtain a better understanding of the issues that might give rise to disputes and to address the various options for resolving them, the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center organized a Conference on Dispute Resolution in International Science and Technology Collaboration in Geneva on Monday, April 25 and Tuesday, April 26, 2005.

Speakers from key institutions involved in science and technology collaboration discussed their experience in structuring collaboration, areas of potential disputes and their approach to dispute resolution.

The afternoon of the second day featured an optional presentation of the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) as well as a visit to the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), the world’s largest particle physics laboratory and one of the oldest international research institutes.



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