17 Jun 2015 to 18 Jun 2015
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Geneva

 

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Event information

This two day event, organised by the University of Geneva in cooperation with the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) and the Geneva Center for International Dispute Settlement (CIDS), will discuss current issues about jurisdiction and dispute resolution mechanisms related to the Internet and to Information and Telecommunication Technologies (ICT).

The topics which will be addressed and discussed by experts coming from various sectors and industries are:

  1. Conflict of laws / private international law in the Internet era: which courts shall decide Internet-related disputes?
  2. What alternative resolution systems for Internet-related disputes today and tomorrow?
  3. What mechanisms should be used for solving disputes in the ICT industries? The case of the licensing of Standard Essential Patents (SEP) under Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) terms.
  4. How shall jurisdictional immunity and inviolability apply in the Internet Era?

Internet site (with online registration): www.internet-disputes.ch
The event will build on the recent event on Jurisdiction in the Internet Era organised by the Geneva Internet Platform and the University of Geneva in November 2014. It will take place during the Internet L@w Summer School (15-26 June) organised by the University of Geneva.

Programme

Day one: June 17, 2015

9:00 Welcome adress and introduction

Prof. Yves Flückiger, Vice-Rector of the University of Geneva
Prof. Jacques de Werra, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva

Session 1: Conflict of laws / private international law in the Internet era: which courts shall decide Internet-related disputes?
Chair: Dr. Alex Sceberras Trigona, University of Malta
Special Envoy of the Prime Minister and Malta's ambassador to the WTO

9:15 Jurisdiction in Internet-related contractual disputes
Prof. Gian Paolo Romano, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva
9:45 Jurisdiction in Internet-related intellectual property disputes
Prof. Edouard Treppoz, University of Lyon III, France
10:15 Discussion / coffee break
10:45 Jurisdiction in Internet-related privacy/defamation disputes
Dr. Michel Reymond, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva
11:15 Panel discussion with the speakers and
Dr. Eun-Joo Min, Senior Legal Counsellor, Policy and Cooperation, Building Respect for IP Division, World Intellectual Property Organization
Dr. Marta Pertegás, First Secretary, Hague Conference on Private International Law

Session 2: What alternative resolution systems for Internet-related disputes today and tomorrow?
Chair: Prof. Urs Gasser, Harvard Law School/Berkman Center for Internet and Society

14:00 The implementation of the right to be forgotten by Google: issues and challenges of massive online micro-justice
Prof. Alain Strowel, Université Catholique de Louvain/Université Saint-Louis, Brussels, Belgium
14:30 The protection of the rights to be forgotten: lessons and perspectives from Open Data
Prof. Alessandro Mantelero, Polytechnic University of Turin/Nexa Center for Internet and Society
15:00  Discussion / coffee break
15:30 ADR mechanisms for Internet domain name disputes: a model to be generalized?
Prof. Jacques de Werra, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva
16:00 Panel discussion with the speakers and
Bertrand de la Chapelle, Director, Internet & Jurisdiction Project
Prof. Peggy Valcke, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Member of the Google Advisory Committee on the right to be forgotten
17:30 Cocktail reception hosted by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society

Day two: June 18, 2015

Session 3: What mechanisms for solving disputes in the ICT industries? The case of the licensing of Standard Essential Patents (SEP) under Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND) terms
Chair: Pierre Véron, attorney-at-law, Paris, Honorary President EPLaw (European Patent Lawyers Association

9:00 The perspective of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Antoine Dore, Senior Legal Officer, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
9:30 The perspective of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute Maïssa Bahsoun, Legal Advisor, European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI)
10:00 Discussion / coffee break
10:30 The perspective of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
Dr. Heike Wollgast, Senior Legal Officer,  WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center
11:00 Panel discussion with the speakers and
Dr. Michael Fröhlich, Senior Director of EU Intellectual Property & Strategy at BlackBerry, Chairman of the AIPPI Standing Committee on Standards and Patents
Nicolas Schifano, Director, standards and interoperability policy, EMEA, Microsoft

Session 4: How shall jurisdictional immunity and inviolability apply in the Internet Era?
Chair: Prof. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Faculty of Law, University of Geneva

14:00 Immunity in the Internet Era: lessons and perspectives from public international law Dr. Mamadou Hébié, Lecturer, Master of International Dispute Settlement (MIDS), Geneva
14:30 Immunity and inviolability of the Internet root zone Dr. Jovan Kurbalija, founder of Diplo Foundation, Head of the Geneva Internet Platform
15:00 Discussion / coffee break
15:30 Panel discussion with the speakers and
Edward Kwakwa, Legal Counsel, World Intellectual Property Organization

Registration

To attend the discussion at the University of Geneva, please complete the registration at the event page.

 

The University of Geneva is a member of the Steering Committee of the Geneva Internet Platform.


Related actors:
GIP event

The Geneva Internet Platform is an initiative of the Swiss authorities

 

Members of the Steering Committee are FDFA, OFCOM, Canton of Geneva, ETH-Zürich, and the University of Geneva

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