7 December 2011 – Singapore infocomm Technology Federation (SiTF) is privilege to have worked with World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center again on the Legally IT Series Talk.
Hosted by WIPO, the Legally IT Series Talk was held at Maxwell Chambers. 30 people, combination of lawyers and industry personnel, who are interested in knowing more about how mediation works for IT Disputes, attended the event.
For this talk, WIPO has invited Mr Peter Moody, a partner in BrookStreet des Roches (UK) LLP and Mr David Perkins, a partner in Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP’s intellectual property practice in London. Both Mr Moody and Mr Perkins have extensive experiences in IT related Arbitration and Mediation.
Mr Moody has shared the principal stages in mediation preparation as follow:
- Assessing Benefits
- Persuading the Other Party to Mediate
- Reference to Mediation
- Selecting a Mediator
- Mediation Agreements and Groundwork
- Mediation Plan
- Working with Mediator
- Selecting the Right Team
- The Party Statement
- Preparation for the Meeting
To read more on this, you may click here to download Mr Moody’s slides.
For Mr Perkins, he had shared more on the cases he had handled in trademark litigation. He highlighted going for court litigation, sometime may resulted in long hearing days and high lawyer engagement fees. He suggested for companies to go for arbitration and mediation first as the results yield is beneficial for both parties. Please click here to download the slides by Mr Perkins.
Mr Erik Wilbers, Director of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, had chaired this talk. He had also shared with the audience on what WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center can offer, the options available besides court litigation, and the WIPO international survey on dispute resolution in technology transactions. You may read more from Mr Wilbers’s presentation slides by clicking here.
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