Arbitrating Patent Disputes:
Innovative Approaches and New Concerns

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

Cynthia Lopez, Global Head Licensing and Litigation, Novartis Services, Inc

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


Times and Locations: March 22, 2017 

San Francisco, 8:30 a.m. to noon

Morrison & Foerster LLP
425 Market Street,
San Francisco, CA

Palo Alto, 8:30 a.m. to noon

Morrison & Foerster LLP
755 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA

New York, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Morrison & Foerster LLP
250 West 55th Street
New York, NY

Geneva, 4:30 to 8 p.m.

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

Online: Link provided via email to registered users.

Sponsors: The European, New York, and North American Branches of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Hosted by: Morrison & Foerster LLP (San Francisco, Palo Alto, New York); and the Arbitration and Mediation Center of the World Intellectual Property Organization (Geneva). Food and refreshments will be served

Credit: CLE Credit Pending (US live locations only)


Registration Closed

Space is limited. Registration for in-person attendance is subject to the registrant’s receipt of an e-mail confirmation from the local host. Thank you.