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Technology to Internet to IP-Based Disputes: International Arbitration as a Tool Providing Creative Approaches for Dispute Resolution

February 20, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

HIALSA Lunch talk with Prof. Christopher Gibson (Suffolk University)
Professor Gibson will speak about arbitration as a tool for exercise of control in technology, Internet and IP-based international disputes.

Christopher Gibson is a Professor of Law and Director of the Business Law and Financial Services Concentration at Suffolk University Law School, where he teaches and writes in the areas of dispute resolution (domestic and international arbitration); international business transactions; intellectual property; international investment law; international trade law; transactional skills and contract drafting. He writes in the field of international dispute settlement and intellectual property. His forthcoming book is The Protection of Intellectual Property under International Investment Law (Oxford Univ. Press, forthcoming 2020).

Professor Gibson has more than 25 years of experience serving as arbitrator, mediator and counsel in both institutional and ad hoc proceedings involving a wide variety of commercial, technology, intellectual property, life sciences, information technology, Internet domain name system, financial, construction and other commercial matters. He is on the roster of arbitrators of the following arbitration institutions: AAA/ICDR, ICC, LCIA, NAF, SCC and WIPO. Professor Gibson was a principal officer conducting WIPO Internet Domain Name Process and developing a dispute resolution policy and rules, with recommendations for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) that resulted in implementation of the Uniform Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) now in effect for domain name disputes. WIPO alone has administered more than 45,000 UDRP cases, and Professor Gibson has decided more than 150 of these cases.

Thai food will be served.


February 20, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Austin Hall 100 Classroom – North


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Nicolas Pralica
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