Monthly Archives: August 2020

The Case of the Impartial Joke

Humor often helps make stressful situations bearable.  And arbitration hearings can be stressful.  I’ve seen many arbitrators use humor to defuse tension and just make life a little more enjoyable for everyone involved.  I’ve even tried it myself.  Sometimes it works. Sometimes it doesn’t.   But sometimes the joke isn’t taken the right way. Or … Continue reading The Case of the Impartial Joke

Two session course on tech/patent mediation now online

I had the pleasure of being on the panel of a two segment course on mediating tech and patent disputes. The online course was sponsored by the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center in cooperation with Stanford Law School. A recording of the course is now available online. Here is the course description: On August … Continue reading Two session course on tech/patent mediation now online