27 May 2016

13:30 - 15:00 Fourth parallel session

Managing resources
Alternative Dispute Resolution

  13:30 - 15:00
  Room: 8, Hotel Scandic

Tina Marschall, Attorney & Mediator, MediGate GmbH, Germany
Michael Gross, Head of License, Fraunhofer Society, Germany

When we draft contracts we don’t think about conflicts or even litigation. In addition, most public research organizations (PROs) are averse to litigation because of costs,risks and potential damage of relationships. But there may be a solution outside the courts: Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

According to a recent study of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), there are several benefits of ADR, such as confidentiality, less time and less cost compared to court litigation. This session will highlight the idea of ADR, the tools used in ADR towards conflict resolution and the clauses to be implemented in a contract to pave the way for ADR.

Moderator: Heather Thompson, Head of Business Development, University of Chester, UK | Vice President, Board and Chair, Professional Development Committee, ASTP-Proton