Featured Events

Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center sponsors a number of ADR and Tech-related events each year. Our distinguished Tech List Appointees regularly speak at conferences, technology companies, symposiums, educational venues, and more.

You will also find other ADR, Tech, and educationally-relevant events listed below. If you have an event you would like featured here, or if you are interested in having a member of the Tech List speak at one of your events, please email info@svamc.org.

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June 2017

June 9

Global Pound Conference | Shaping The Future of Dispute Resolution & Improving Access to Justice
Florence, Italy

Structured around four interactive sessions, where Core Questions will be voted and discussed on, the event aims to better understand the demand for and supply of Dispute Resolution services. Come listen to and interact with eminent international and local speakers​, who will share their perspectives on the future of Dispute Resolution.

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Tech List Appointee Duarte Henriques will be providing the closing remarks for this webinar event.

June 14

When Experts Come From Different Planets: Tips for Maximizing the Value of Experts
Webinar Course

This 60-minute webinar explores tools and techniques that arbitrators can use to ensure that the presented expert opinion evidence is useful and find the common ground in seemingly irreconcilable expert testimony.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Arbitrators, advocates, academics, and anyone interested in the dynamics of arbitration.

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Tech List Appointees Theodore K. Cheng and Sherman Kahn will be presenting this webinar course.

June 12-13

LegalWeek West 2017
San Francisco, CA, USA

Legalweek West will bring together various legal teams to explore the practical solutions needed drive your technology, talent and business objectives forward. Taking place in the heart of San Francisco, Legalweek West will begin with a keynote presentation exploring: Internet, Technology & The Law featuring a discussion on Digital News & Information in the Age of Trump.

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June 15-16

ABA's 10th Annual Arbitration Training Institute

This two-day training will be presented by a panel of nationally recognized arbitrators and arbitration advocates. Let the panel of experts walk you through the arbitration process from start to finish. This limited capacity training will provide you with a unique learning environment and industry contacts you will sustain throughout your career.

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June 16-17

5th Annual IBA World Life Sciences Conference
San Diego, CA, USA

A conference presented by the IBA Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law Committee, supported by the IBA Closely Held and Growing Business Enterprises Committee, the IBA Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, the IBA Healthcare and Life Sciences Law Committee, the IBA Technology Law Committee and the IBA North American Regional Forum.

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June 19-20

MCCA's Global TEC Forum
San Francisco, CA, USA

MCCA's Global TEC Forum (G-TEC) brings a unique opportunity for MCCA Members, corporate legal departments, and law firms, and prospective members to network and attend training to move their careers forward. Learn about the most current trends, opportunities, and challenges facing the corporate legal, compliance and law firm communities today. There will be CLE tracks that will focus on how technology is helping your practice area move ahead.

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June 20

In-House Counsel Seminar
Alternative Dispute Resolution for IP and Technology Disputes
Recent Developments
Seoul, Republic of Korea

Co-organized by Licensing Executives Society, Korea (LESK), WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, Bae, Kim & Lee, Kim & Chang, Lee & Ko. Supporting organization: Seoul International Dispute Resolution Center (SIDRC)

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June 21

WIPO Workshop on Mediation and Arbitration of Patent Disputes
Beijing, China

For many companies, intellectual property has become an essential business asset as well as a means of creating value. It is being exploited on an increasingly international level in various forms of collaborative arrangements, such as licenses and technology transfer agreements and R&D agreements. As a consequence, parties increasingly look for dispute resolution mechanisms that match their business requirements: private procedures which provide efficient, flexible and less costly means of settling international disputes without disrupting commercial relationships.

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June 22

WIPO Workshop on Mediation and Arbitration of Patent Disputes
Shanghai, China

For many companies, intellectual property has become an essential business asset as well as a means of creating value. It is being exploited on an increasingly international level in various forms of collaborative arrangements, such as licenses and technology transfer agreements and R&D agreements. As a consequence, parties increasingly look for dispute resolution mechanisms that match their business requirements: private procedures which provide efficient, flexible and less costly means of settling international disputes without disrupting commercial relationships.

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June 27

3rd ICC Asia Conference on International Arbitration
Singapore

Attend this conference to keep up-to-date with the latest regional developments in international arbitration. This training will provide participants with practical insights on how to manage production of documents in international arbitration.

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July 2017

July 10-14

IBA-VIAC CDRC Vienna

Mediation and Negotiation skills will be core competencies of the next generation of managers and lawyers. The Consensual Dispute Resolution Competition (CDRC) Vienna is your platform to build skills, experience and brilliance in this field and to exchange, learn and grow with the stars of the world of Consensual Dispute Resolution.

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August 2017

August 8-15

2017 ABA New York Annual Meeting

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September 2017

September 21

CDR Autumn Arbitration Symposium 2017
Sofitel London St James

CDR returns to the subject of international arbitration, as we assess the state of the market going forward into 2017. Issues to be discussed will range from the future of investor-state investment disputes, how to manage emergency arbitrations, and will include the latest news on the hot topics and current cases in international arbitration, as well a look at specialist areas such as tax arbitrations, and the potential for costs orders against third-party funders.

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September 27

12th ICC New York Conference on International Arbitration
New York, NY, USA

The 12th ICC New York Conference is 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.

An advanced level training, organized by the ICC Institute of World Business Law, will take place the day before on 26 September.

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October 2017

October 18-20

iTechLaw 2017 European Conference
Stockholm, Sweden


Listen to the industry’s leading technology lawyers speak on cutting edge issues and exchange ideas in lively debates. Gain practical insight into the latest developments in technology law that you can bring back to your practice.

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October 24-25

WIPO Advanced Workshop on Domain Name Dispute Resolution: Update on Precedent and Practice
Geneva, Switzerland


The Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) provides trademark owners with an administrative mechanism for cost-effective and rapid resolution of disputes arising out of bad faith third party registration and use of Internet domain names corresponding to their trademark rights. WIPO's UDRP Workshop will primarily address key developments in UDRP decision precedent and procedure. It will also include an overview of Rights Protection Mechanisms (RPMs) in connection with ICANN’s launch of new gTLDs.

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November 2017

November 5-7

15th ICC Miami Conference on International Arbitration
Miami, FL, USA


ICC’s annual Miami conference is the key forum for understanding international commercial arbitration in Latin America. This conference provides an indispensable update on developments in the region and is the most important gathering for the Latin American arbitration community. Not only does it offer a line-up of top-class speakers, topical discussions and relevant news, but also an excellent opportunity to network. The conference attracts more than 600 participants representing about 40 countries.

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November 10

WIPO Workshop on ADR for FRAND Disputes
Munich, Germany


Technical standards increasingly incorporate technology covered by patent rights. Many standard-setting organizations (SSOs) require participants in the standard setting process to disclose ownership of any standard-essential patents (SEPs), and to commit to license such SEPs to any third party on terms that are fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND). If negotiation of FRAND licensing terms fails, arbitration and other Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms allow consideration of a number of issues that may facilitate a time- and cost-efficient solution of the dispute.

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November 9

WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshop
Munich, Germany

For many companies, intellectual property has become an essential business asset as well as a means of creating value. It is being exploited on an increasingly international level in various forms of collaborative arrangements, such as licenses and technology transfer agreements and R&D agreements. As a consequence, parties increasingly look for dispute resolution mechanisms that match their business requirements: private procedures which provide efficient, flexible and less costly means of settling international disputes without disrupting commercial relationships.

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Winter 2017/18 - Save the Date

SVAMC & AAA/ICDR's  Smarter, Faster Cheaper Tech Dispute Resolution Conference - Open Forum With New York
New York, NY, USA

Following up on last year's great success, we will once again be hosting this event. Stay tuned for more information and registration details.

 

December 2017

December 1

37th Annual Meeting of the ICC Institute of World Business Law on “Expedited Procedures in International Arbitration”

More information coming soon.

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