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Is arbitration right for you? WIPO’s Ignacio de Castro provides the answer

Peter Leung, Hong Kong

The smartphone wars have conjured up the spectre of protracted IP litigation spread around the world. The prospect of fighting simultaneous, costly court battles in different continents is enough to keep even the most grizzled in-house counsel awake at night. But Ignacio de Castro of WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center has a remedy for dispute-induced insomnia

Ignacio-de-castro That remedy is alternative dispute resolution: a technique that has high rates of settlement and international enforcement capabilities.

De Castro told Managing IP that a major goal of WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center is to increase the use of alternative...

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