September 2018

Patent Licensing 2018
September 18, 2018

San Francisco, USA

As the licensing landscape remains uncertain in many of the world’s major markets, it has never been more important for licensors and licensees to stay up to speed on deal-making best practices and the changing legal and regulatory environments. Returning for the 4th year, IAM’s Patent Licensing 2018 will provide delegates with indispensable insight into the key domestic U.S. and global licensing trends.

13th ICC New York Conference on International Arbitration
September 27-28, 2018

New York, USA

27 September the ICC Institute of World Business Law is organizing a training on The Conduct of the Proceedings and Case Management.

28 September marks the 13th ICC New York Conference on International Arbitration. 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 line-up of top-class speakers, topical discussions and relevant news, but also an excellent opportunity to network.

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October 2018

AAA and SVAMC Present: Opportunities and Perspectives: How Young Professionals Can and Will Shape ADR
October 9, 2018
Palo Alto, CA, USA


Presented by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the Silicon Valley Arbitration Mediation & Arbitration Center (SVAMC). With support from ICDR Young & International, SVAMC-Young Professionals and The Alliance for Equality in Arbitration

Join AAA VP Serena Lee, SVAMC Chairman Gary Benton and SVAMC-Young Professionals Steering Committee Member Amy Endicott for a one-hour evening panel discussion on the role of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in dispute resolution and the opportunities available for law firm associates, counsel and new partners in this field.

This complimentary event will address arbitration and mediation practices, ways to get involved with ADR young professional groups, and strategies for serving as counsel on arbitration and mediation cases.

• The Role of ADR in Dispute Resolution
• ADR Practice Opportunities in Northern California
• Why the Perspectives of Women and Diverse Attorneys are Important in ADR
• What it Takes to Become a Mediator or Arbitrator

Free registration – Site host: Arnold & Porter – Palo Alto

November 2018

SVAMC and WIPO Advanced Issues in Tech and Patent ADR November 7, 2018

Palo Alto, USA

Join leading corporate counsel, tech litigators, the Director of the Silicon Valley Office of the USPTO, the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, and experienced mediators and arbitrators as we address ADR in tech and IP cases.

– Making mediation work in the tech/patent case
– Arbitrating domestic tech/patent cases: from planning to advocacy at the hearing
– Effective use of international tech and patent arbitration
– Enforcing tech and patent arbitration awards

Organized by:
WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center
Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
Farella Braun + Martel

Supported by:
United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

No registration fee – November 7 at Wilson Sonsini’s Palo Alto offices.

Alexander Lecture
November 13, 2018

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

The Alexander Lecture is considered one of the most respected events in the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) calendar. This year’s lecture will take place during CIArb Congress in Atlanta and will be delivered by SVAMC Tech List Appointee Ambassador (r.) David Huebner.

The evening will also play host to a networking drinks reception.

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ACC/SVAMC/AAA-ICDR/iTech Law’s Smarter, Faster, Cheaper Technology Dispute Resolution Conference: Open Forum with New York

November 14, 2018

Fordham University, Lincoln Center Campus, New York, NY | 9:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Join leading corporate counsel, litigators and dispute experts from across the tech field on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 for this interactive open forum. Panels will feature thought leaders in the fields of tech litigation and ADR covering the following discussion topics:

  • Smarter, Faster and Cheaper Litigation and Arbitration for Tech Company Disputes
  • ACC Corporate Counsel Roundtable: Creative Business Strategies for Avoiding and Resolving Tech Disputes
  • Strategic Planning for Tech Development, Licensing, Distribution, Outsourcing and Copyright, Trade Secret and Patent Disputes
  • Key Strategies for International Tech Disputes
  • Spotlight on the Privacy Shield, GDPR, Data Security and Data Breach


Thanks to our co-hosts Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), American Arbitration Association/International Centre for Dispute Resolution (AAA/ICDR) and iTechLaw

January 2019

January 18, 2019

SAVE THE DATE: Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution Conference
ASU Downtown – Phoenix, AZ

Sessions in:

— Technology in arbitration, arbitration in technology
— Climate change arbitration
— China’s belt and road program
— Corporate counsel’s take