Online WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshop

November 8-10, 2022, from 10:00 to 12:00 CET

The Workshop aims to promote the understanding of WIPO 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 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 online conduct of 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

I. Opening

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 Recent Developments concerning FRAND and Life Sciences Disputes

Qiyao Dong (Representative of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center in Singapore)

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), Jane Player (Jane Player Mediation, London)

WIPO Arbitration and Expedited Arbitration

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

Philipp Groz (Schellenberg Wittmer, Zurich)

Industry Perspective and Drafting of ADR Clauses

I. Industry Perspective: The Use of ADR for IP and Technology Disputes

Jan Ahrens (Siemens Mobility, Munich), Jean-Marc Brunel (Safran, Paris)

II. Drafting Effective Mediation, Arbitration and DRB Clauses and Submission Agreements for IP and Technology Disputes

Christine Kang (Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP, New York), Kathleen Paisley (Ambos NBGO, Brussels), Chiara Accornero (Legal Officer, IP Disputes Section, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center)

We look forward meeting you online in November.

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