Standard essential patent/FRAND disputes: Deal mediation

Join the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) on Wednesday, May 29, from 10-11 a.m. ET, for a free webinar on how deal mediation may be used to facilitate negotiations related to standard essential patents (SEPs) and “fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory” (FRAND) licensing. 

The program will feature:

  • Opening remarks by Kathi Vidal, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO, and Marco Alemán, WIPO Assistant Director General, Intellectual Property Innovation and Ecosystems Sector
  • A panel on deal mediation and FRAND disputes 
  • A question-and-answer session 

The webinar is organized by the USPTO and the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center. There is no charge to attend, but advance registration is required. 

Register today


Additional information

For more information about the webinar, visit the WIPO registration page or contact WIPO at

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If you are an individual with a disability and would like to request a reasonable accommodation, please submit your request to the contact information listed above.

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