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Alternative Dispute Resolution in IP and the WIPO Experience
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Erik Wilbers, Director, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
Run Time: 58 minutes
LES International: Licensing in Emerging Economies, Makati City, Philippines
Date: 7-10 June 2009
Recognizing that disputes can arise and interfere with the successful use of IP and even put a company's success at risk, there is a growing trend to submit disputes to such alternative disputes resolution (ADR) procedures. Wilbers defines arbitration, mediation and expert determination approaches, reviews these specific approaches and their pros and cons, details WIPO's role in ADR and provides a number of case examples.