EU Commission’s IP Action plan: Action for ADR?
Tackling roadblocks to utilize ADR in FRAND Disputes – a hands-on discussion

The notion that ADR might be an efficient addition to state court litigation to manage FRAND disputes has been around for a while now, with the latest, albeit moderate push coming from the new IP Action Plan and the SEP Expert Group Report. But despite widespread praise and positive proclamations, ADR’s actual impact today leaves something to be desired for practitioners, who continue to engage in global FRAND litigation.

The Munich IP Dispute Resolution Forum has therefore invited a group of experts to discuss the challenges that practitioners face today if they aim to benefit from ADR’s potential upside when it comes to managing FRAND disputes.

EXPERT PANELS:

Industry & agency panel

Professor Liu, CN
Dave Djavaherian, Pac Tech Law, USA
Eeva Hakoranta, Interdigital, EVP, Chief Licensing Officer
Fabian Gonell, Qualcomm, Senior Vice President of Licensing Strategy & Legal Counsel, USA
Monica Magnusson, Ericsson Group: Vice President Of IPR Policy & Licensing
Matthias Schneider, Audi, Chief Licensing Officer, DE

moderated by Klaus Haft, Partner Hoyng Rokh Monegier,DE

 

Practitioners panel

Alexandra (Pu) Yang, Partner, Fangda Partners, CN
Dr. Matthias Zigann, Presiding Judge, Regional Court of Munich, DE
Prof. Dr. Siegfried Elsing, Partner, Orrick, DE
Joe Mueller, Partner, WilmerHale, USA
Rt Hon Lord Justice Arnold, Court of Appeal of England and Wales, UK
Richard Vary, Partner, Bird & Bird, UK

moderated by Prof. Dr. Peter Picht, University of Zurich,CH

 

How can contracts and dispute resolution clauses be drafted differently? Are there innovative ways of connecting state court litigation and ADR? How can state courts nudge parties to structure their conflicts in a way that combines the best of two worlds? Where are weaknesses of current ADR options? Should Standard Setting Organizations pick up where regulators have left off?

Join us virtually on March 19th, 1-4 p.m. CET and help us explore existing roadblocks to using ADR in FRAND disputes, and discuss what stakeholders, regulators and state courts can do right now to leverage the benefits of ADR.

Join us virtually
on March 19th, 1-4 p.m. CET

and help us explore existing roadblocks using ADR in FRAND disputes, and discuss what stakeholders, regulators and state courts can do right now to leverage the benefits of ADR.

The event will be held virtually only. All registered participants will receive an e-mail with access link and further information on how to join in due time before the event. 

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