The State Bar of California recently released two webinars on alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and intellectual property (IP). Erica Bristol of EB Resource Group conducted the first, titled “ADR & IP: Mediation – What It Is, How It Works & How to Draft ADR Provisions. (Part 1 of 2). This webinar focuses on using mediation to successfully resolve IP disputes. The webinar examines mediation compared to other ADR procedures in resolving IP disputes; the benefits and limits of mediation for IP issues; preparing for mediation; court-ordered vs. private mediation; and preparing well-drafted mediation clauses. The webinar can be found here: https://calbar.inreachce.com/Details?resultsPage=1&sortBy=&q=what+it+is%2c&searchType=1&groupId=afc99a3a-4a54-41b5-b1ee-13bc1655425c.
The second webinar, titled ADR & IP: My Kingdom For A Horse: Arbitration of Intellectual Property Disputes – A Delicate Balance (Part 2 of 2), notes the fundamental elements of arbitration and explore its suitability as an option for various types of intellectual property disputes. The webinar can be found here: https://calbar.inreachce.com/Details?resultsPage=1&sortBy=&q=kingdom&searchType=1&groupId=a0ba8379-24ca-49f9-bac0-1b0866d6f76c.
IP practitioners should review both webinars to maximize the use of ADR in resolving IP disputes.