October 2019

Software IP: New Protection Paradigms in the World of AI, Open Source and SaaS

October 2, 2019
San Jose, CA, USA

Patent Licensing: The Business of Win-Win Patent Deal-Making

October 3, 2019
San Francisco, CA, USA


Arbitrating Domestic and International Life Science Disputes (Including Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Biotechnology)

October 2, 2019
Boston, MA, USA

The American Arbitration Association (AAA) and its international division the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) are organizing a morning conference at the law offices of Robinson & Cole. The program will focus on topics related to the arbitration of pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device disputes (Life Sciences) and feature experienced arbitration practitioners, including members of the AAA-ICDR’s Life Sciences panel of arbitrators. The conference offers complimentary registration, CLE, and continental breakfast.

Tech List Appointees Anji Foster, Merriann M. Panarella, and Jonathan W. Fitch will be speaking on panels.

14th ICC New York Conference on International Arbitration

October 3-4, 2019
New York, USA

A “must attend” for arbitration professionals who want to keep up to date on the latest arbitration developments in North America. This conference will offer not only a lineup of top-class speakers, topical discussions and relevant news, but also an excellent opportunity to network.

SVAMC will be co-sponsoring this event.

Arbitration: A Better Way to Resolve Intellectual Property and Technology Disputes

October 28, 2019
Seoul, South Korea

This program, which is a part of the Seoul IP/ Tech Arbitration Conference, includes four panels which cover a variety of IP and Tech topics.

Panel 1: Arbitrating IP and Tech Disputes: Advantages and Innovative Approaches
Panel 2: Arbitrating IP and Tech Disputes: Regional Challenges and Alternatives
Panel 3: Common Tech/ IP Licensing Disputes
Panel 4: Enforcing Arbitral Awards In Cross-Border IP and Tech Disputes

For a full list of speakers, click here.

KCAB International and SVAMC are co-hosting this event. You can also view a full list of sponsors and supporting organizations here.

ITechLaw Conference

October 30, 2019- November 1, 2019
Ireland, Dublin

Preliminary topics for the 2019 European Conference:

  1. Artificial Intelligence 
  2. Blockchain
  3. Data Protection 
  4. Legal Tech 
  5. FinTech 
  6. Trends in Technology Sourcing 
  7. Cybersecurity 
  8. Government Cybersecurity 
  9. IP Dispute Resolution 
  10. eSports/gaming 
  11. eMobility 
  12. Government Agencies Access to Data 
  13. Digital Transformation 
  14. Export Control 

More info to come!

November 2019

Transatlantic- America’s Tech Arbitration Seminar

November 13, 2019
Miami, FL, USA

This seminar – the first in a three-seminar series on International Tech Arbitration – will be a one half-day program on the morning following the annual ICC Latin America Conference in Miami from November 10-12.  The location, Florida International University’s Brickell Avenue building, is conveniently located near the Mandarin Oriental Hotel where the ICC Conference will be held.  Seminar speakers come from Europe, Latin America and North America.  This seminar is being organized by the SVAMC with invited co-sponsors such as the ABA Section on Dispute Resolution, the Brazil-Canada Chamber of Commerce Arbitration & Mediation Center (CAM-CCBC), the Miami International Arbitration Society (MIAS), and several law firms.

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Brain Teasers in International IP Arbitration

November 19, 2019
New York City, NY, USA

Leading international arbitrators William Baker, Sonia Farber, Thomas Halket, Ina Popova and Joseph Zammit will discuss cutting edge issues in IP arbitration relating to (1) arbitration of patent validity (including choice of law issues); (2) strategies for obtaining preliminary relief; (3) enforcement of injunctive relief; and (4) attorney/patent agent/client privilege – with introductory remarks by SVAMC’s CEO Les Schiefelbein.

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SVAMC Annual Board Meeting

November 19, 2019
New York City, NY, USA

SVAMC will be holding its Annual Board Meeting on Tuesday, November 19 in conjunction with NY arbitration week.

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February 2020

Stanford University/SVAMC Advanced Patent and Technology Alternative Dispute Resolution Course

February 11-12, 2020
Stanford Law School
Palo Alto, CA

A two-day comprehensive advocacy training course on patent and technology arbitration and mediation for advocates. This course features lecture and interactive segments and is designed for experienced lawyers.

Leading Stanford Law academics, experienced patent and tech ADR neutrals and litigators will share their knowledge and experience to make patent and tech ADR work for you and your clients.

Participants completing the course will receive a Stanford Law School course certificate. CLE credit pending approval.

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March 2020

13th Annual Arbitration Training Institute: A Comprehensive Training in Advanced Arbitration Skills

March 9-10, 2020
Arizona State University
Phoenix, AZ, USA

SVAMC is a cooperating organization for the 13th Annual Arbitration Training Institute in Phoenix, Arizona on March 9-10, 2020. The Institute covers the soup to nuts of arbitration in plenary and facilitated sessions.  And it features the following additional sessions, including:

  • Sessions on employment, technology, securities, international and construction arbitration
  • Plenary speaker – Tracey Frisch, Senior Counsel, American Arbitration Association on: “How Arbitrators Get In Trouble…And What to Do About It”
  • Plenary speaker — Chief Judge G. Murray Snow, United States District Court for the District of Arizona on: “I’m Watching You:  What a Federal Judge Looks at when Reviewing Arbitration Awards”
  • Interactive ethics discussion
  • Concurrent sessions on contemporary topics in arbitration including:
    • Will Legal Analytics Make Arbitrators Obsolete?
    • Third Party Funding:  What Do Arbitrators Need to Know?
    • Ad Hoc and Administered Arbitrations – pros and cons
    • Breakfast and Small Group Discussions (led by experienced arbitrators) on the topic of “Building an Arbitration Practice”


As a member of a cooperating organization, you are eligible for the lowest registration rate. When registering, select “Cooperating Organization Member” in the pricing dropdown.

SVAMC member speakers include: Gary Benton, Barbara Reeves, Harrie Samaras, Lester Schiefelbein, and program co-organizer Dana Welch.