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Intellectual Property Disputes in Cross-Border Licensing, Technology, and Commercial Transactions

July 17, 2012
Silicon Valley Office
Suite 110 1801 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA
94304

Many companies engage in cross-border transactions in which IP rights play a significant role, while giving little or no forethought to resolution of disputes that may arise as relationships with foreign counterparties unfold. An elevated risk to IP is inherent in international transactions, because the level of protection afforded IP rights differs from country to country, and domestic courts typically cannot police or redress violations of IP rights that occur in foreign jurisdictions. In many circumstances, international arbitration can serve as a more effective mechanism for resolving cross-border IP disputes than can home or foreign court litigation.

Join us for a thoughtful discussion of these issues, and how your company can develop and implement an international dispute resolution policy that serves to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks of cross-border licensing, technology and commercial transactions.

The briefing will provide an overview of:

  • Relative advantages and disadvantages of international IP arbitration versus home/foreign court litigation.
  • Best practices for drafting robust contractual dispute resolution clauses, and establishing a corporate cross-border dispute resolution policy.
  • Other considerations in anticipating and preparing for cross-border commercial and IP disputes.

 

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