Mock International Arbitration - Toward Early Dispute Resolution of Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) in the 5G Era


Disputes simultaneously arise over Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) that are required for implementing international standards in multiple countries where such international standards are implemented. Whenever parties concerned are involved in international disputes at the court in each country in order to solve such disputes, it takes a long time to settle the disputes and requires large sums of money.

On the other hand, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes including mediation and arbitration are designed to settle disputes involving many patent rights in multiple countries in an integrated manner. Especially in arbitration, compulsory execution may be enforced internationally under the New York Convention. Thus, international disputes are expected to be resolved expeditiously and effectively.

Under these circumstances, the JPO will hold mock international arbitration in Tokyo aiming to show a potential for settling disputes over SEPs through international arbitration. The JPO also aims to introduce arbitration options available in Tokyo where prominent arbitrators may carry out arbitration processes.

Former Chief Circuit Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Randall R. Rader, as well as other leading experts in intellectual property dispute resolution from around the world, will be invited as arbitrators to this mock international arbitration to demonstrate international arbitrations under the assumption that we have entered the Fifth-Generation Mobile Communications System (5G) era. We intend to show in detail how disputes over SEPs can be resolved through international arbitration.

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Event Outline

Time and Date 9:00-18:00, Friday, June 29, 2018
Venue Yasuda Auditorium, the University of Tokyo
  (7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan)
Randall R. Rader, former Chief Circuit Judge of the United States CAFC
Robin Jacob, former Judge of the Court of Appeal of England and Wales
Ryuichi Shitara, former Chief Judge of the Intellectual Property High Court
Klaus Bacher, deputy Presiding Judge of the 10th Civil Senate of the German Federal Court of Justice
Seong-Soo Park, former Presiding Judge of the Suwon District Court
Xiuping Ou, former Deputy Chief Judge of the IP Tribunal of Guangdong Higher People’s Court
  (SEP owner side)
Jeffrey A. Lamken, Partner, MOLOLAMKEN
Steven F. Molo, MOLOLAMKEN
Rayiner Hashem, MOLOLAMKEN
Ben Christoff, The Rader Group
Teresa M. Summers, Summers Law Group
  (Implementer side)
Eiji Katayama, Managing Partner, Abe, Ikubo & Katayama
Shimako Kato, Abe, Ikubo & Katayama
Kaoru Kuroda, Attorney at law, Abe, Ikubo & Katayama
Atsushi Okada, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
James Allsop, Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills
Yosuke Homma, Senior Associate, Herbert Smith Freehills
Experts witnesses
John Whealan, Associate Dean for Intellectual Property Law Studies, George Washington University
Yoshiaki Aita, Patent Attorney
Richard Eichmann, Director with NERA Economic Consulting, Inc.
James Malackowski, Chairman and CEO of Ocean Tomo, LLC
Case explainer
Katsuya Tamai, Professor of the University of Tokyo
Mugi Sekido, Partner, Mori Hamada & Matsumoto
Language English (with Japanese / English simultaneous interpretation)
Admission Fee Free
Host Japan Patent Office
Support Ministry of Justice, KEIDANREN, The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry,
  The Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Japan Intellectual Property Association
Seating Capacity 600(Pre-registration required)