Thinking Internationally about IP and Dispute Resolution: What Every Lawyer & Corporate Counsel Should Know

Thinking Internationally about IP and Dispute Resolution: What Every Lawyer & Corporate Counsel Should Know

Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law

Co-organisers: World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center, and Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS)

Thursday, August 11, 2022 – 7:40–10 a.m. (CT)

CLE Credit: 2 Hours (pending)

Register here. There is no cost to this event; however, registration is required.

The importance of considering different dispute resolution options in resolving high-stakes intellectual property disputes is often overlooked. This two-hour CLE program, featuring experienced speakers from government, international organizations, academia, and industry, will offer an honest and practical discussion of related topics, including:

  • Expert evidence and IP specialist mediators.
  • International IP organizations and government IP offices as drivers of dispute resolution innovators.
  • Standard essential patents: Dispute resolution models and unintended consequences.
  • Views from the trenches and command posts: Dos and don’ts.
  • Recent developments in AI, NFTs, privacy, and data security.


7.15am – Virtual Rooms Opens
7.40am – Welcome

Gary Friedlander
Interim Director, Center for IP, Information & Privacy Law, University of Illinois Chicago School of Law

Rena Lee
Chief Executive
IP Office of Singapore

Ignacio De Castro Llamas
Director, IP Disputes and External Relations Division
WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center

8-10am – Panel Discussion

Moderator / Panelist
Daryl Lim
H. Laddie Montague Jr. Chair in Law
Associate Dean for Research and Innovation
Founding Director, IP Law & Innovation Initiative

Penn State Dickinson Law
Co-Hire, Institute for Computational & Data Sciences
The Pennsylvania State University

Dr. Ryan Abbott
Mediator, Arbitrator, and Special Master, JAMS
Professor of Law and Health Sciences, University of Surrey School of Law
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA

Dr. Qiyao Dong
Associate Legal Officer and Representative, IP Disputes Section
WIPO Arbitration & Mediation Center

Zhiyong Fan
Vice President and Head of IP
Huawei Technologies

Dr. Stanley Lai
Chairman, IP Office of Singapore
Head, IP Practice and Co-Head, Cybersecurity & Data Protection Practice, Allen & Gledhill LLP

Dr. Barbara Lauriat 
Senior Lecturer, King’s College London
Visiting Associate Professor & Frank H. Marks IP Fellow, The George Washington University Law School

William McGrath
Member, Davis McGrath LLC
Mediator, Lanham Act Mediation Program
Advisory Board Member, Center for IP, Information, & Privacy Law, University of Illinois Chicago School of Law

Joyce A. Tan
Managing Director
Joyce A Tan & Partners

10am – Closing Remarks and Virtual Reception

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