From CIArb: Arbitrating Patent Disputes: Innovative Approaches and New Concerns  

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Morrison Foerster LLP, San Francisco, Palo Alto and New York; WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, Geneva, Switzerland

March 22, 2017 - Chartered Institute of Arbitrators New York, North American and European Branches will conduct a three-hour multi-city Patent Arbitration Program streamed live from Morrison and Foerster's offices in Palo Alto, San Francisco, New York and from WIPO in Geneva.

Four-location, video-linked conference featuring speakers from the United States and Europe

PANEL 1: Innovative Approaches to Patent Arbitration: Lessons from the Trenches

The program will discuss specific ways to use the flexibility of arbitration to resolve patent-related disputes in a more efficient way than can be done in litigation.  Topics to be discussed include effective case management techniques that involve a standard arbitration clause as well as innovative arbitration clauses that include special procedures.

Moderator: Marc Peters, Morrison & Foerster LLP, Palo Alto

Speakers: P. Jean Baker, American Arbitration Association, Washington, DC

Ignacio de Castro, Deputy Director, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, Geneva

Scott Donahey, Independent Arbitrator, Palo Alto

Harrie Samaras, Independent Arbitrator, Pennsylvania

PANEL 2: Patent Law: A Public Policy Basis for Vacatur?

The program will examine the circumstances under which a patent arbitration award may  (or should) be denied recognition or enforcement under the public policy exception of Article V of the New York Convention.  Topics to be discussed include how the public policy exception has been interpreted by American and European courts;  what aspects of patent law, if any, qualify as Mandatory Law; and the intersection of patent and competition law.

Moderator: Steven H. Reisberg, Chaffetz Lindsey LLP, New York

Speakers: Annet van Hooft, Bird & Bird, Paris

Sherman Kahn, Mauriel Kapouytian Woods LLP, New York

Grant L. Kim, LimNexus LLP, San Francisco

Charles R. Macedo, Amster, Rothstein & Ebenstein, LLP, New York

More information and to register.