August 2019

Opportunities and Perspectives: How Young Professionals Can and Will Shape ADR

August 29, 2019
Palo Alto, CA, USA

This complimentary event jointly sponsored by the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and JAMS 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. Topics include consideration of court vs. arbitration procedures, including benefits and disadvantages, comparison of mediation and arbitration in the dispute resolution process, review of state and federal ADR statutes and contrast and comparison of the different types of arbitration (commercial, employment, construction, international, etc.) and the rules that apply, review of leading ADR provider rules and processes and a discussion of legal issues addressed by ADR in the technology field.

September 2019

IP Law Summit

September 12-14, 2019
Palm Beach, FL, USA

The 30th IP Law Summit is a Marcus Evans Event, co-sponsored by SVAMC. The event will highlight the current challenges and opportunities for Senior IP Counsel within large and mid-market organizations through visionary keynote presentations and case studies delivered by your most esteemed peers and thought leaders in the industry.

The privately held one-on-one meetings with leading solution providers will offer a wealth of expertise in cutting edge technology, strategy and implementation. All this seamlessly integrated with informal networking opportunities over two days will provide a unique interactive forum. Do not miss this opportunity to network, establish new connections, exchange ideas and gain knowledge.

The Future of ADR & PTAB Litigation

September 13, 2019
Chicago, IL, USA

Join ROSE Arbitration Services for a presentation co-sponsored by Gould & Ratner LLP. Topics include:

  • State of USPTO and patent litigation
  • Patent Trial & Appeal Board proceedings in contrast to district court litigation
  • USPTO Inter Partes Review procedures in contrast to Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Forums and strategic considerations for patent litigation
  • An overview of important patent case law
  • Neutral training and certification


SVAMC Tech List member, Neil Smith, will be a featured speaker at the event.

October 2019

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

Location: KCAB International/ Seoul International Dispute Resolution Center, World Trade Tower, 511 Yeongdong daero, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, 06164 Republic of Korea (Extra Large Hearing Room 1, 17/18 floor)

KCAB International and SVAMC are co-hosting this event.

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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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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