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IPDR Workshop at Google

At the workshop Strategic use of patents and other IP co-hosted by Google, the participants discussed issues related to standard-essential patents and the strategic use of IP in general. The workshop session was opend by Professor Dr. Josef Drexl, LL.M. (Berkeley), Managing Director
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IPDR Forum

Intellectual Property Dispute Resolution is now more important than ever. The IPDR Forum is fostering the creation and implementation of effective Dispute Resolution methos in the field of Intellectual Property. Alternative Dispute Resolution and intellectual property? An improbable pair but one that is getting more and more attention from practitioners, scholars and authorities: For instance, the European Commission refers to alternative dispute resolution methods, such as arbitration, as an exemplary model solution for disputes in the field of FRAND licensing. The CJEU names the determination of FRAND-terms by an independent third party as a way out, when litigants in SEP cases cannot agree on details of the FRAND-license at hand. And the Agreement on the Unified Patent Court even provides for a separate arbitration and mediation centre as part of the future, unified patent litigation system.

Shaping IPDR

The IPDR Forum wants to establish an intensive dialogue between the research community and practice and to shed some light on the question to what extent alternative dispute resolution methods like arbitration and mediation can be an efficient complement or even an alternative to state court proceedings regarding disputes in the field of intellectual property. The aim is to help shape the development of methods of dispute avoidance and dispute settlement in this important area. We look back at a series of successful events and are proud to welcome new members.



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