Arbitrating Patent Disputes: A Practical Guide

I generally post articles here with some regularity. During the holiday season, though, I thought I’d take a break and just point you to a book I wrote dealing with arbitration issues. It’s the equivalent to at least 22 articles and is, in fact, based on a series of articles I wrote for this blog and also published on LinkedIn. While there is an emphasis on arbitration of patent disputes, the book deals with issues important to all commercial arbitrations. Here is how ABA books describes it:

Patent litigation is increasingly prevalent today, but this use of the courts to resolve disputes makes the process significantly more expensive for the client, sometimes prohibitively so. Many patent disputes can’t bear the level of expense that comes with the territory of a jury trial in federal court. Arbitration can provide a productive path for getting smaller cases resolved so that the entry fee doesn’t end up being more than the prize.

Arbitrating Patent Disputes provides a practical, clear, step-by-step guide to arbitration, covering everything from evaluating whether it makes sense to include arbitration in the patent-related agreement, to drafting the clause, pre-hearing preparation, presenting the most robust case during the hearing, enforcing or attacking the award, and handling appeals.

The book is available from the ABA online book store at

It is also available on Amazon books.

Enjoy the holidays!