The Munich IP Dispute Resolution Forum is dedicated to develop and promote effective methods for dispute resolution in the field of Intellectual Property.
In the course of the last year we have started the discussion with three very successful events at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition. See here. It became very clear that there is an immense interest in ADR especially for SEP related issues and FRAND-conflicts.

ADR for FRAND-conflicts can resolve negotiation blackades and foster the process of innovation.


IP ADR Symposium in London

Disputes in Intellectual Property (IP) are of ever-growing importance. Developments like the internet of things (IoT) and autonomous car driving are shaping up to introduce unprecedented levels of complexity in the way innovations are fostered and protected. Disputes concerning standard-essential patents and in the Life Sciences sector already pose highly complex challenges to state court systems….

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Workshop on Connected Mobility

The digital transformation of economy and society is a promising and challenging development that gives – especially in the field of Connected Mobility – rise to many questions regarding the evolution of new business models and an appropriate legal framework for them. The WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, the Munich IP Dispute Resolution Forum and the Center for Intellectual Property and Competition Law of the University of Zurich…

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WIPO Workshops 9/10 November

The annual WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshop was held in Munich this year. The Workshop consisted of two one-day-workshops and was a joint effort of WIPO, the Munich IP Dispute Resolution Forum and the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition…..

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IPDR Workshop @ 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)….

Dr. Ralf Uhrich, Andrew Trask, Christian Loyau, Professor Dr. Peter Picht.

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Infringement proceedings concerning patents and other IPRs are traditionally dealt with by the national courts. Arbitral proceedings or mediation in this respect are rare, mostly because such proceedings need to be based on a mutual agreement between the parties and in the case of unilateral infringement of intellectual property rights, this is only achieved in rare exceptional cases. However, in contract related issues concerning intellectual property rights alternative dispute resolution is not uncommon. This is not least due to the fact that the territorially limited scope of state court proceedings no longer meets the requirements of current international economic processes. Also, a court proceeding subjected to the policy of public trials may often run into confidentiality concerns…

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