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The importance of considering different dispute resolution options in resolving high-stakes intellectual property disputes is often overlooked. This two-hour programme, featuring experienced speakers from government, international organisations, academia, and industry, will offer an honest and practical discussion of related topics, including:

  • Expert evidence and IP specialised mediators. 
  • International IP organizations and government IP offices as drivers of dispute resolution innovators.
  • Standard Essential Patents: Dispute resolution models and unintended consequences. 
  • Views from the trenches and command posts: Dos and Don'ts. 
  • Recent cases and other developments. 

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Webinar Programme


Virtual Room Opens


Welcome Speech by

  • Mr. Gary Friedlander, Interim Director, Center for IP, Information & Privacy Law, UIC School of Law
  • Mrs. Rena Lee, Chief Executive, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore
  • Mr. Ignacio De Castro Llamas, Director, IP Disputes and External Relations Division, WIPO Arbitration & Mediation Center

9 pm

Panel Discussion

Mr. Daryl Lim, H. Laddie Montague Jr. Chair in Law; Associate Dean for Research and Innovation; Director, Intellectual Property Law and Innovation Initiative, Dickinson Law, The Pennsylvania State University

  • Dr. Ryan Abbott, Mediator, Arbitrator, and Special Master, JAMS; Professor of Law and Health Sciences, University of Surrey School of Law; Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
  • Dr. Qiyao Dong, Associate Legal Officer and Representative, IP Disputes Section, WIPO Arbitration & Mediation Center
  • Mr. Zhiyong Fan, Vice President and Head of IP, Huawei Technologies
  • Dr. Stanley Lai, Chairman, IP Office of Singapore; Head, IP Practice and Co-Head, Cybersecurity & Data Protection Practice, Allen & Gledhill LLP
  • Dr. Barbara Lauriat, Senior Lecturer, King’s College London; Visiting Associate Professor & Frank H. Marks IP Fellow, The George Washington University Law School
  • Mr. William McGrath, Member, Davis McGrath LLC; Mediator, Lanham Act Mediation Program; Advisory Board Member, Center for IP, Information, & Privacy Law, University of Illinois Chicago School of Law
  • Ms. Joyce A. Tan, Managing Director, Joyce A Tan & Partners

11 pm

Closing Remarks & Virtual Reception

Organised by:

UIC Law (003)

Co-organised by:

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