Approaches to Arbitration and Mediation, with a Focus on the U.S. and China
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IPO has long held an annual Innovation Dialogue with government entities and our counterparts in China. CCPIT (the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade) has worked with IPO to help facilitate this Dialogue. Now, the two organizations have come together to organize a virtual discussion about arbitration and mediation with a focus on the U.S. and China.
This joint webinar will provide an overview of arbitration and mediation of IP disputes. Speakers from private practice in the U.S. and China will discuss mechanisms, experiences, and insights for requesting and conducting alternative dispute resolution in their respective countries. In addition, a WIPO official will join the panel to discuss the details of using the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center as a venue to resolve disputes.
There will be ample time provided for your questions. Please join us for what is sure to be an insightful webinar on this interesting topic.
Ignacio de Castro
Director - IP Disputes and External Relations Division - WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, Geneva, Switzerland
Ignacio De Castro is a Spanish lawyer and an English solicitor. Ignacio holds an LL.M. degree from King's College London. Before joining WIPO in 2002, he practiced with the law firms Baker & McKenzie, London and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, London in the areas of international arbitration and litigation. Ignacio is responsible for the administration of mediation, arbitration and expert determination cases filed with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center and the development and promotion of WIPO alternative dispute resolution (ADR). This includes implementing ADR collaborations concluded with IP Offices and establishing alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures adapted to specific areas of intellectual property.
Patent Attorney & Chemist
Ladas & Parry LLP
Frank Gao is a registered patent attorney and chemist. Prior to joining Ladas & ParryLLP, Mr. Gao worked for another prominent Chicago patent law firm and hewas in-house patent counsel at Sandvik. Before Sandvik, he was a patentagent/attorney at a law firm in California. Before entering law school, Mr. Gaoworked at Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) editorial division, where heanalyzed and built database entries for patents in fields of pharmaceuticals,polymer, and material science. Mr. Gao also worked at Princeton Biomoleculeswhere he synthesized customized peptides via solid-state synthesis. Frank is anative Mandarin Speaker and obtained undergraduate and graduate degrees inChina, a Ph.D. student at Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and alsoan Ohio state University graduate as well. Frank Gao is a Lanham ActMediator before United District Court of Northern District of Illinois.
Mr. Wang Zhengzhi, an IP attorney, is the Founding Partner at Beijing Globe-Law Law Firm (Globe-Law), Arbitrator at China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC)/Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC)/World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). He is the Chair of Intellectual Property Committee of All China Lawyers Association (ACLA). He has published Intellectual Property Rights of China Time-Honored Brands, China's Intellectual Property Index (publication series, the 11th version has been published). Mr. Wang has hosted Top Ten National IP Case (Copyright of Network Plug Case), Beijing Top 10 foreign merchant IP Protection Case (Case of World Executives’ Trademark and trade name Conflict), and 2013/2017 50 Classic IP Cases of the Supreme Court of China. He serves as the member of the drafting group of Patent Law Fourth Amendment (in charge of patent administrative protection) and member of the drafting group synchronizing the coverage of the two laws at office of cracking down counterfeit and infringement.