Monthly Archives: December 2014

Mediating the IP Case Part II: Selecting the right mediator

In Part I of this series of articles, we explored the importance of timing the mediation in an intellectual property dispute.   Mediating too soon can mean there is too little information to allow an informed settlement decision.  Mediating too late can mean unnecessary expense and entrenched positions.  We further explored how the nature and stage … Continue reading Mediating the IP Case Part II: Selecting the right mediator

Mediating the IP Case Part I: Timing

Intellectual property lawyers know three things for sure.  First, an intellectual property case, once filed in court, will almost certainly be taken though a settlement procedure at least once, either in the form of mediation or a judicial settlement conference.  Second, an IP case has a 90% or greater chance of settling rather than going … Continue reading Mediating the IP Case Part I: Timing