The purpose of the Workshop is to promote the understanding of participants of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) options for the resolution of intellectual property and technology disputes. The workshop 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 technology disputes.
Ignacio de Castro, Director, IP Disputes and External Relations Division, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
Heike Wollgast, Head, IP Disputes Section, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
II. Overview: WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, including the WIPO Mediation Rules
Chiara Accornero, Legal Officer, IP Disputes Section, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
III. Intellectual Property and Technology Mediation: The Conduct of a Mediation and the Role of the Different Actors
Joyce Tan, Joyce Tan & Partners, Singapore
IV. Concluding the Mediation
Martin Hauser, Martin Hauser Mediation, Munich
I. Overview: WIPO Arbitration and Expedited Arbitration
Andrzej Gadkowski, Legal Officer, IP Disputes Section, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
II. Intellectual Property and Technology Arbitration
Chung Nian Lam, WongPartnership LLP, Singapore
III. The Conduct of WIPO Arbitration and Expedited Arbitration Proceedings
David Neuberger, One Essex Court, London
Philipp Groz, Schellenberg Wittmer, Zurich
I. Industry Panel: The Use of ADR for IP and Technology Disputes
Jan Ahrens, Siemens Mobility, Erlangen
Clemens-August Heusch, Nokia, Munich
Eric Maciá Lang, Indra/Minsait, Madrid
II. Drafting Effective Mediation and Arbitration Clauses and Submission Agreements for IP and Technology Disputes
Christine Kang, JunHe LLP, Beijing
Kathleen Paisley, Ambos NBGO, Brussels
The Workshop will be conducted in English and will include presentations by WIPO mediators and arbitrators, with Q&A opportunities. After the Workshop, participants will have a better understanding of the substantive components of international mediation and arbitration, as well as their benefits and limitations for intellectual property and technology disputes as compared to other dispute resolutions options, in particular court litigation. In addition, participants will obtain practical information on the role of the WIPO Center, the WIPO Rules and practical guidance for drafting ADR clauses effectively. Participants who will attend all three sessions will receive a certificate of attendance.
The Workshop is designed for arbitration and IP lawyers, in-house counsels, patent and trademark attorneys, and business professionals wishing to familiarize themselves with international mediation and arbitration processes and to receive training as neutrals or party representatives.
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