Conference on Green Technologies - IP, Technology Transfer and Dispute Resolution in the Energy Sector

Organized by
World Intellectual Property Organization, Arbitration and Mediation Center
University of Bonn

Supported by
Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) - Chemicals, Energy, Environment and Materials Committee
European Industrial Research Management Association (EIRMA)
European IPR Helpdesk

Bonn, Friday, September 6, 2013


The successful development and commercialization of energy technologies requires considered intellectual property (IP) strategies as well as contract drafting. Moreover, a careful choice of dispute prevention and resolution mechanisms is key for parties to enforce and defend their IP assets in a time- and cost-efficient manner. IP and commercial disputes can affect energy innovation and commercialization and may occur in all energy sectors including renewable and conventional energies.

This conference will provide an overview of green technologies and IP in the energy sector, IP risk protection strategies and dispute resolution options. Practitioners will present their long-standing experience with contract negotiations and dispute resolution relevant for commercial and IP transactions, including licensing, assignments, mergers & acquisitions, or research and development collaborations.

Specific information will be provided on dispute resolution in Asia and on financing options for green technology projects in the upcoming European Union Framework Program for Research and Innovation (Horizon 2020).

The conference is organized by the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, the University of Bonn, and supported by the Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) - Chemicals, Energy, Environment and Materials Committee, the European Industrial Research Management Association (EIRMA) and the European IPR Helpdesk.


The faculty for this conference will consist of speakers from industry, research organizations, law firms and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).


The program will consist of sessions devoted to the following subjects:

  • Green Technologies and IP in the Energy Sector
  • Technology Transfer and IP Risk Protection
  • WIPO Mediation and Arbitration of Energy Disputes Involving IP
  • Contract Negotiations, IP and Dispute Resolution - Practice Insights
  • IP Mediation, Arbitration and Litigation – Focus on Asia
  • Panel Discussion – Technology Transfer, IP and Dispute Resolution
  • Financing Green Technology Projects

Full program


Who should attend?

The conference is tailored for representatives from companies, research institutes, universities, IP management agencies and public organizations involved in the energy sector as well as lawyers, licensing professionals, patent attorneys, trademark attorneys and IP manager.

Venue Timetable Language
University of Bonn
Festsaal (1st Floor)
Am Hof 1
53113 Bonn
Friday, September 6, 2013 English

Registration and Fee

Participation Registration Fee Cancellations How to apply
Participation in the conference will be limited to 120 persons 190 EURO
170 EURO
(special rate for SMEs, Members of LESI, EIRMA)
This fee includes conference materials, meals and drinks as well as the conference reception.
If registered participants are unable to attend the workshop for any reason they may substitute someone else from the same organization by arrangement with University of Bonn. University of Bonn cannot offer a refund of the registration fee. Please register online

Contact Details

Sandra Scholl
Assistant Director
University of Bonn
EuroConsult Research & Education / International Office
Poppelsdorfer Allee 102
53115 Bonn / Germany
T +49 - 228 73-1966
F +49 - 228 73-1982

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