[New] Conference materials and video recordings are now available.
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:
- Conflict of laws / private international law in the Internet era: which courts shall decide Internet-related disputes?
- What alternative resolution systems for Internet-related disputes today and tomorrow?
- 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.
- 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.
Day one: June 17, 2015
|9:00||Welcome adress and introduction
Prof. Yves Flückiger, Vice-Rector of the University of Geneva
Session 1: Conflict of laws / private international law in the Internet era: which courts shall decide Internet-related disputes?
|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?
|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
|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?
|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
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.