Strategies and Global Solutions Using International Arbitration and Mediation for Intellectual Property Disputes on SEP Licensing and FRAND

Overview

With the spread of IoT and its impact on SEP licensing disputes, reaching early settlement is the prime focus for Japanese companies involved in multi-jurisdictional SEP/FRAND disputes, making the jurisdiction in that it takes place, the governing law and methods available to solve a dispute essential to the outcome.
Supported by the Japanese government, the establishment of the International Arbitration Center in Tokyo (IACT), the Japan International Dispute Resolution Center (JIDRC) and the Japan International Mediation Center (JIMC-Kyoto) has made Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), a cost and time effective solution for SEP / FRAND disputes, accessible in Japan.
However, many Japanese companies, including their consulting and in-house lawyers, are not necessarily aware of the benefits of using arbitration and mediation, including the possibility of combining both methods. This seminar will use specific cases as examples to illustrate the possible methods and strategies available to resolve SEP/FRAND disputes in ADR and examine the drafting techniques for arbitration and mediation clauses.
We hope that you can join us and participate in this information session.

Event Details

yDate and Timez
February 14, 2020 (Friday), 14:00 - 17:30

yLocation z
JA Kyosai Building Conference Hall 1F
2-7-9 Hirakawacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

ySpeakersz
Randall R. Rader, former Chief Judge of the United States CAFC, Chairman of IACT
Katsuya Tamai, CEO, IACT and Professor at The University of Tokyo and Shinshu University
Yoshihiro Takatori, Executive Director of Japan Association of Arbitrators; Co-Convener, Japan Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb.)
Jay Jurata, Partner, Orrick, Herington & Sutcliffe LLP
Eiji Katayama, Managing Partner, Abe, Ikubo & Katayama
Yoshimi Ohara, Partner, Nagashima, Ohno & Tsunematsu; Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration

yLanguagez
English/Japanese (simultaneous interpretation available)

yRegistration Feez
Free of charge

yCapacityz
250 (first-come, first-serve basis)

yTarget audiencez
Lawyers, in-house lawyers, legal and intellectual property department employees, corporate executives

Program

13:30`14:00 Registration
14:00`14:05 Opening SpeechEAkira Matsunaga, Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office
14:05`14:25 Explanation of the Case StudyEYoshihiro Takatori, Executive Director of Japan Association of Arbitrators (JAA); Co-Convener, Japan Chapter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb.)
14:25`14:55 The Use of IACT in SEP DisputesERandall R. Rader, Former CAFC Judge and Chair of IACT
E Katsuya Tamai, CEO, IACT and Professor, The University of Tokyo and Shinshu University
14:55`15:30 Using International Arbitration and MediationEJay Jurata, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
15:30`15:45 `Coffee Break`
15:45`16:45 Panel Discussion:Moderator:
EYoshihiro Takatori, Executive Director of JAA; Co-Convener, CIArb Japan Chapter
Panelists:
ERandall R. Rader, Former CAFC Chief Judge and Chair of IACT
EJay Jurata, Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
EEiji Katayama, Managing Partner, Abe, Ikubo & Katayama
EYoshimi Ohara, Vice President, ICC International Court of Arbitration; Partner, Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
16:45`16:55 Whether or not the patented invention is a SEP? `You can use "Hantei (Advisory Opinion)".`EMasaru Takahashi, Director, Trial and Appeal Policy Planning Office, Trial and Appeal Department (TAD), Japan Patent Office
16:55`17:30 Closing SpeechEYoshihiro Takatori, Executive Director of JAA; Co-convener, CIArb Japan Chapter

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