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 2022 WIPO Intellectual Property Judges Forum, under the theme of Judging in an Ever Changing World, will be held from November 16 to 18, 2022. This page will continue to be updated with further details on the speakers and information for participants.
In 2021, the Forum brought together 360 judges from 94 national and regional jurisdictions, to engage with their global peers around a special theme: 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.