WIPO Workshop on Mediation and Arbitration of Patent Disputes

Beijing, China, June 21, 2017

Organized by WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

In collaboration with State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO)


For many companies, intellectual property has become an essential business asset as well as a means of creating value. It is being exploited on an increasingly international level in various forms of collaborative arrangements, such as licenses and technology transfer agreements and R&D agreements. As a consequence, parties increasingly look for dispute resolution mechanisms that match their business requirements: private procedures which provide efficient, flexible and less costly means of settling international disputes without disrupting commercial relationships.

WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center (WIPO Center) offers Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedures, in particular arbitration, mediation and expert determination, for the resolution of international commercial disputes between private parties.

To promote ADR awareness among intellectual property and technology stakeholders and the use of WIPO ADR clauses and services in China and the region, the WIPO Center is organizing, jointly the State Intellectual Property Office of China (SIPO), a one-day WIPO Workshop on Mediation and Arbitration of Patent Disputes in Beijing, on June 21, 2017.


The purpose of the Workshop is to promote the understanding of participants of ADR options for the resolution of patent disputes. The training will focus on the conduct of mediation and arbitration procedures, with particular reference to the practical case application of the WIPO Mediation, Arbitration and Expedited Arbitration Rules in international intellectual property and in particular patent disputes.

The format of the Workshop will consist of presentations by the instructors, in English and Chinese, with Q&A opportunities. After completion of the Workshop, participants will have a better understanding of the substantive components of international commercial mediation and arbitration, as well as the benefits and limitations of ADR in intellectual property disputes as compared to other dispute resolutions options, in particular court litigation. In addition, they will obtain practical information about the role of the WIPO Center in ADR proceedings, the WIPO Rules and WIPO model clauses.


The Workshop will be conducted by experienced lawyers, mediators and arbitrators with extensive international experience, including exposure to patent and technology disputes.

Christine Kang


Phillip Landolt

Landolt & Koch

Clement Ngai

Baker & McKenzie

Minjian You

Co-effort Law Firm

Full profiles of the faculty are available at https://www.wipo.int/amc/en/events/workshops/2017/china/profiles/

Who Should Attend

The Workshop is designed for in-house and external counsel, patent and trademark attorneys, court and business professionals wishing to familiarize themselves with international mediation and arbitration processes.


The Workshop will include the following subjects:

  • Overview: WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, including the WIPO Rules
  • IP Dispute Resolution in China
  • The Conduct of a Mediation and the Role of the Different Actors
    • Mediation Stages
    • Selection and Appointment of the Mediator
  • Concluding the Mediation
    • Settlement
    • Enforceability
  • Intellectual Property Arbitration
    • Legal Framework
    • Special Features of IP Disputes, especially Patent Disputes
    • Benefits and Limitations of Arbitration in IP Disputes as Compared to Court Litigation
  • The Conduct of the Arbitration Proceedings
  • Awards
  • Drafting Effective Mediation and Arbitration Clauses and Submission Agreements for IP Disputes

The full Program and other materials will be provided to confirmed registrants ahead of the Workshop.

Practical Workshop Information

Venue Timetable
China Intellectual Property Training Center (CIPTC)
6 Xinxilu, Shangdi, Haidian District
Beijing, 100085, China
The program will run from 8.30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Language Registration
Simultaneous interpretation services in Chinese and English. Participation in the Workshop will be limited to 100 persons. There is no registration fee; participation is subject to space availability and confirmation.
How to register
Please complete the registration form and send it to the following email address: zhangguofeng@sipo.gov.cn

Contact Details

WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
State Intellectual Property Office of the People's Republic of China (SIPO)
34, chemin des Colombettes
1211 Geneva, Switzerland
T +41 22 338 8247
E arbiter.meetings@wipo.int
W www.wipo.int/amc/
6, Xitucheng Lu Beijing 100088, China
Jimenqiao Haidian District
Beijing 100088, China
E zhangguofeng@sipo.gov.cn
E sipo1@sipo.gov.cn
W http://english.sipo.gov.cn/