Mediation in IP Disputes – FRAND and other challenges for IP ADR institutions

The third IP Dispute Resolution Forum Meeting on 28 June 2016 focused on Mediation in IP Disputes.

The evening began with a short welcoming speech by Beate Schmidt, President of the Federal Patent Court.

Dr. Théophile Margellos (President of the Boards of Appeal, Mediator (ClArb, CEDR) and Coordinator of the Boards of Appeal Mediation Service, EU IPO (former OHIM), and
Sven Stürmann (Mediator (CEDR) and Team Leader of the Knowledge & Legal Support Team of the Boards of Appeal Knowledge, Information & Support Service at EU IPO) gave a short introductory presentation of the EU IPO Mediation Service.

Following this, Steve Probert (Deputy Director and Mediator) gave us some insights into the UK IPO Mediation Service.

After the introductory lectures the speakers were joined by
Judge Dr. Martin Ebner-Vittinghoff (Munich Regional Court I, Mediation Service) and
F. Peter Müller (Panel of Neutrals WIPO, IMI Certified Mediator, Partner at Müller Schupfner & Partner, Munich) for a podium discussion.