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Intellectual Property (IP) Arbitration

Forum’s Intellectual Property Code of Procedure was built with the fair and efficient resolution of IP disputes in mind. The IP Code provides the appropriate balance between flexible procedures and discovery with the need to control dispute resolution costs. Confidentiality is maintained, including the protection of parties’ trade secrets. The IP Code also permits Markman hearings to be conducted in the context of arbitration.

How to use Forum for Intellectual Property Arbitration


Generate a Clause

Draft an arbitration clause using our Clause Drafting Guide or use our online Clause Generator to structure a dispute resolution approach that is customized for your needs.


Include the Clause in your Contract

Include the clause in your contracts to use the Forum Intellectual Property rule set and define Forum as your arbitrator of choice.


File or Respond to a Claim

Initiate or respond to a claim using our online tools.


Engage in the Arbitration Process

Forum will facilitate the appointment of an arbitrator or panel under the applicable rules, facilitate parties’ filings, and schedule any hearings, and the arbitrator will issue an award .

Intellectual Property Arbitration Examples

Forum's IP Panel has significant specialized expertise, including USPTO practice experience and experience conducting IP arbitration and mediations including those involving:

  • Trade Secrets
  • Patents
  • Copyrights
  • Trademarks
  • Infringement/Invalidity Contentions
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Other Contract Issues

Forum Arbitration Clause Generator

Forum's Clause Generator is an intuitive, easy-to-use tool that helps you determine which elements to include in your arbitration clause. Clause Generator automatically builds the clause for you so you can copy/paste it into your agreement or download it to your computer.