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Upcoming Webinar - September 2015

Drafting, Incorporating, and Utilizing Arbitration Clauses in License Agreements

Date: Thursday, September 10, 2015

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time

Arbitration and mediation (ADR) are ways to settle licensing disputes in an efficient and cost-effective manner with cases heard by subject matter experts. Forum is a leading IP ADR service provider and two of its attorneys — along with the Adobe Associate General Counsel and a leading, international IP arbitrator and mediator — discuss the process of drafting agreements, ADR advocacy, the perspective of the arbitrator, and more.


This panel discussion will cover the following topic areas:

  • The reasons for using ADR rather than litigation
  • How to draft effective ADR agreements
  • How licensing contracts benefit from ADR clauses
  • What an arbitrator considers in deciding a case

Kristine Dorrain, Esq., Director of Arbitration, Forum
J. Scott Evans, Esq., Associate General Counsel — Trademarks, Copyright, Domains & Marketing, Adobe
James Grossman, Esq., International IP Arbitrator and Mediator
Sandra Partridge, Esq., Managing Director, Forum

Time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
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Fee: $0
CLE Credit: 1.5

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Forum’s is a leading national ADR service provider and has been since 1986. Intellectual Property Code of Procedure was built with the fair and efficient resolution of IP disputes in mind and includes a unique Trade Secrets Rule.  The IP Code provides the appropriate balance between flexible procedures and discovery with the need to control dispute resolution costs.  Confidentiality is maintained, including the protection of parties’ trade secrets.  The IP Code also permits Markman hearings to be conducted in the context of arbitration.

Our IP Panel has significant specialized expertise, including USPTO practice experience and experience conducting IP arbitration and mediations.

Speaker Bios:
Kristine Dorrain, Esq., Director of Arbitration, Forum
Kristine Dorrain serves as Director of Arbitration for the FORUM. Ms. Dorrain oversees the FORUM’s dispute resolution programs, including the FORUM’s internationally recognized domain dispute program and its traditional and arbitration and mediation programs.

At the FORUM, Ms. Dorrain’s work focuses on providing legal counsel and directorial oversight for the dispute resolution programs. She counsels FORUM case management staff as well as ensures that FORUM arbitration panelists are adhering to the FORUM’s Code of Procedure, where applicable, and the relevant domain name dispute rule sets.  She also advises FORUM on general IP matters.
Prior to joining the FORUM, Ms. Dorrain was an Intellectual Property Assets Manager for Samsung Electronics. While at Samsung, she managed patent prosecution and an extensive patent case portfolio.  She was responsible for preparing and evaluating invention disclosures, writing patent applications and managing research on prior art.

J. Scott Evans, Esq., Associate General Counsel — Trademarks, Copyright, Domains & Marketing, Adobe
J. Scott Evans received his undergraduate degree from Baylor University and his Juris Doctor cum laude in 1992 from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at The University of Louisville. On three separate occasions, Managing Intellectual Property magazine voted J. Scott one of the 50 Most Influential People in IP (2009, 2011, 2013).  J. Scott was most recently named one of the 50 Market Shapers by World Trademark Review magazine.  J. Scott is the 2015 President of the International Trademark Association, where he Chairs the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.  J. Scott served on the five-member drafting team that finalized the UDRP and the Rules of Procedure.  J. Scott also served on the Implementation Review Team that crafted the Trademark Clearinghouse, URS and PDDRP.  J. Scott currently works at Adobe Systems as Associate General Counsel responsible for global trademarks, copyright, domains and marketing.

James Grossman, Esq., International IP Arbitrator and Mediator
James H. Grossman is an international, commercial, and technology focused arbitrator and mediator with a background as a business, venture capital, and securities lawyer for more than 40 years.  He has continued his business experience by serving on the boards of directors of public companies based in the United Kingdom, which have been listed on NASDAQ, the London Stock Exchange, and AIM.  He is a graduate of the Harvard Law School with business activities in San Francisco, London, Monaco and Geneva. He is a founder and director of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center based in Palo Alto, California. He also serves as Counsel and a Director of Applaud Medical, Inc. a medical device company with a newly patented treatment for removal of kidney stones.

Sandra Partridge, Esq., Managing Director, Forum
Sandra Partridge heads the Business Development efforts for the company, employing her marketing and management expertise along with her law degree. 
She is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and holds a Juris Doctorate from the Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University where she focused her legal studies on arbitration and mediation. Sandra is also a graduate of the Cornell ILRB Mediation program. 

Sandra spent more than 20 years as a retail executive and consultant holding senior operations and marketing positions at several national retailers. Sandra was vice president of the New York office of the American Arbitration Association before joining the company.

Who Should Attend

The webinars are designed for all IP and licensing professionals at any level of experience, including corporate IP and licensing professionals, technology transfer professionals, non-IP attorneys, and business development professionals.

Why You Should Attend

LES Webinars are a convenient and affordable way to stay up-to-date with current trends and challenges, gain core knowledge on IP and licensing topics, and supplement your learning in new areas. With our live webinars and growing library of on-demand webinars, you can log-in and learn from leading industry experts anywhere, anytime.

Course Details

Each webinar is 60 or 90 minutes and addresses a unique topic presented by different industry experts. Sample topics include patent reform, trademark licensing, royalty auditing, patent sales agreements, antitrust issues, and patent licensing conflicts.

Course Fees

We are happy to announce the Webinar Wednesday series will be FREE to LES members! These webinars, delivered right to your desk, will provide increased knowledge and exposure to today’s hot topics.  You’ll also be able to earn CLE and CLP credits!

This member-only benefit gives you access to IP and licensing experts as they share their knowledge and experience regarding today’s most relevant licensing trends and challenges from transactional issues to ethics to valuation.

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