Thinking Internationally about IP and Dispute Resolution: What Every Lawyer & Corporate Counsel Should Know


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

  • Expert evidence and IP specialist 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.


7:15 a.m.                                   Virtual Room Opens

7:40 a.m.                                   Welcome

Gary Friedlander – Interim Director, Center for IP, Information & Privacy Law, University of Illinois Chicago School of Law

Rena Lee – Chief Executive, IP Office of Singapore

Heike Wollgast – Head, IP Disputes Section, WIPO Arbitration & Mediation Center

8-10 a.m.                                  Panel Discussion

Moderator / Panelist:

Daryl Lim – H. Laddie Montague Jr. Chair in Law, Associate Dean for Research and Innovation; Founding Director, IP Law & Innovation Initiative, Penn State Dickinson Law; Co-Hire, Institute for Computational & Data Sciences, 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

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

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

Joyce A. Tan – Managing Director, Joyce A Tan & Partners

10 a.m.                                       Closing Remarks & Virtual Reception

Please contact Adam Ernette, IP Fellow, at [email protected] with event-related questions or to apply for a needs-based scholarship.


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