Online WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshop

December 8-10, 2021, from 12:00 to 14:00 EST

Supported by

International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI)
International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)
Licensing Executives Society International (LESI)

The Workshop aims to promote the understanding of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) options for the resolution of intellectual property (IP) and technology disputes. The Workshop is designed for mediators, arbitration and IP lawyers, in-house counsel, patent and trademark attorneys, and business professionals wishing to familiarize themselves with international mediation and arbitration procedures and to receive training as neutrals or party representatives.

The Workshop will cover mediation and arbitration procedures, with particular reference to the practical case application of the recently updated WIPO Mediation, Arbitration and Expedited Arbitration Rules, an industry view on dispute resolution, keys to the effective drafting of dispute resolution clauses, and a look at the move to online meetings and hearings. The presentation faculty includes WIPO mediators and arbitrators, in-house counsel, and WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center professionals, all experienced in the conduct of international ADR procedures. Ample Q&A opportunities will enable attendees to interact with the program faculty.

WIPO Mediation

12:00 – 12:10 EST

I. Opening

Ignacio de Castro (Director, IP Disputes and External Relations Division, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center)
Adam Rattray (Head, Information and External Relations Section, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center)

12:10 – 12:30 EST

II. Overview: WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, including the WIPO Mediation Rules

Session Leader: Margarita Kato (Legal Case Manager, IP Disputes Section, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center)
1. Role of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
2. WIPO Mediation Rules and WIPO Mediators

12:30 – 13:10 EST

III. Intellectual Property and Technology Mediation: Conduct of a Mediation and the Role of the Different Actors

Session Leader: Russell E. Levine (Kirkland & Ellis, Chicago)
1. Mediator’s Role
2. Selection and Appointment of the Mediator
3. Mediation Statements
4. Mediation Stages – Joint Sessions, Individual Caucuses, Bargaining and Negotiating
5. Concluding a Mediation
i. Reaching an agreement and recording it
ii. What to do when an agreement is not reached

13:10 – 13:20 EST

Questions and Answers

13:20 – 13:45 EST

IV. ADR for FRAND/SEP Disputes

Session Leader: Russell E. Levine (Kirkland & Ellis, Chicago)
1. What are the Limitations of National Courts when Dealing With FRAND Disputes?
2. What are the Pluses/Minuses of ADR (Mediation and Arbitration) for FRAND Disputes?

13:45 – 13:55 EST

Questions and Answers

13:55 – 14:00 EST

Closing

WIPO Arbitration

12:00 – 12:10 EST

I. Opening

Adam Rattray (Head, Information and External Relations Section, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center)
1. WIPO Arbitration and Expedited Arbitration Rules and WIPO Arbitrators

12:10 – 12:45 EST

II. The Conduct of WIPO Arbitration and Expedited Arbitration Proceedings

Session Leader: Rachael Kent (Wilmer Hale, Washington, DC)
1. Selection and Appointment of the Tribunal
2. Written Submissions
3. Interim Relief
4. Evidence and Intellectual Property
5. Hearings
6. Remedies, Awards, Enforcement

12:45 – 12:55 EST

Questions and Answers

12:55 – 13:35 EST

III. Intellectual Property and Technology Arbitration

Session Leader: Matthew Reed (Wilson Sonsini, Palo Alto)
1. Special Features of Intellectual Property Disputes, in particular relating to Patent Disputes
2. Benefits and Limitations of Arbitration in Intellectual Property Disputes as Compared to Court Litigation
3. Recent Developments in International Arbitration

13:35 – 13:45 EST

Questions and Answers

13:45 – 14:00 EST

IV. Mediation and Arbitration Goes Online: Considerations and Case Examples

Session Leader: Shelby Grubbs (Grubbs ADR, Atlanta)

14:00 EST

Closing

Industry Perspective and Drafting of ADR Clauses

12:00 – 12:10 EST

I. Opening

Adam Rattray (Head, Information and External Relations Section, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center)

12:10 – 12:40 EST

II. Industry View: The Use of Mediation and Arbitration for IP and Technology Disputes

Session Leader: Christopher Campbell (Senior Litigation Counsel, Baker Hughes Company, Florence, Italy)

12:40 – 13:00 EST

Questions and Answers

13:00 – 13:45 EST

III. Drafting Effective Mediation and Arbitration Clauses and Submission Agreements for IP and Technology Disputes

Session Leaders: Shelby Grubbs (Grubbs ADR, Atlanta), Margarita Kato (Legal Case Manager, IP Disputes Section, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center)
1. The Agreement to Arbitrate – What is:
i. Essential?
ii. Needed, but not essential?
iii. Not essential, but nice to have?
2. WIPO Recommended Clauses and Submission Agreements; WIPO Clause Generator

13:45 – 13:55 EST

Questions and Answers

13:55 – 14:00 EST

Closing

We look forward meeting you online in December.

For any related inquiries, please contact arbiter.mail@wipo.int

Contact

WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center Geneva
34, chemin des Colombettes
1211 Geneva 20
Switzerland

T +4122 338 8247
F +4122 740 370

WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center Singapore
Maxwell Chambers Suites
28 Maxwell Road #02-14
Singapore 069120

T +65 6225 2129
F +65 6225 3568