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Abstract

This article lays the groundwork for the development of such procedures and identifies several key areas requiring further study and deliberation. Particular attention is paid to fundamental questions such as whether SEP arbitration should be mandated by SDOs, which conflicts should be arbitrated, whether arbitral decisions should be confidential, and what form arbitration proceedings should take. While, at this early stage, these difficult questions cannot be answered definitively, this article offers a framework for further discussion that the authors hope will be useful for policy makers, industry participants, and commentators considering these important issues.

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