About this conference

Intellectual Property (IP) is of ever-growing importance in modern economies, and so are IP disputes. Increasingly, such disputes are resolved by way of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanisms. The FRAND licensing of standard-essential patents, as well as the Life Sciences sector are two areas in which mediation and arbitration are prominent, promising, but also challenging in some respects.

This conference, hosted by UCL, WIPO, the Munich IP Dispute Resolution Forum and Zurich University’s Center for Intellectual Property and Competition Law (CIPCO), addresses the key aspects of IP ADR in the SEP/FRAND and the Life Sciences area in a high-level setting. It brings together business representatives, judges, academia, and legal practitioners, providing best practice-advice and a first hand-insight on the future of IP ADR.

The topics include:

  1. ADR in the SEP/FRAND Arena
    1. Overview of FRAND case-law and WIPO FRAND ADR
    2. The Munich IPDR Forum FRAND ADR Case Management Guidelines
    3. Industry view
    4. View from the bench
  2. IP & ADR in the Life Science Industry


UCL Faculty of Laws
Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens
United Kingdom

  • Event Details
  • Location: London
  • Start Date: 01/05/2019 12:30 am
  • End Date: 01/05/2019 7:30 pm
  • ArbitralWomen Participation: Annet Von Hooft