The annual WIPO Intellectual Property Judges Forum aims to provide a platform for judges from across the globe to exchange their expertise on the most pressing intellectual property (IP) challenges raised by accelerating innovation and the increasingly transnational use of IP.
The 2021 WIPO Intellectual Property Judges Forum was held in a virtual format from November 10 to 12, 2021.
In 2021, the Forum brought together 360 judges from 94 national and regional jurisdictions to engage with their global peers around the special theme of judicial patent case management. The topics covered issues such as distinctive judicial case management, challenges for patent disputes, patent invalidity and infringement proceedings, and unique issues in biologic and pharmaceutical patent disputes. The discussions also addressed case management issues of relevance to IP disputes more broadly, such as the role of experts, and damages.