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


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.

Date and Time

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


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


  • 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


English/Japanese (simultaneous interpretation available)

Registration Fee

Free of charge


250 (first-come, first-serve basis)


For an application, visit the official website (External link)

The program is announced on the website.

Hosted By

Japan Patent Office; International Arbitration Center in Tokyo (IACT); CIArb, Japan Chapter; Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, Orrick Tokyo Law Offices, a gaikokuho joint enterprise

[Last updated 14 January 2020]

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