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SVAMC 2021 Tech List

Here is the latest from the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center. I am delighted to be included on the list again this year.  SVAMC Releases 2021 List of the World’s Leading Technology Neutrals The Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC), has released its highly anticipated 2021 List of the World’s Leading Technology Neutrals … Continue reading SVAMC 2021 Tech List

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 … Continue reading Arbitrating Patent Disputes: A Practical Guide

Mediation in the Technology and Patent Case Program

I recently mentioned an online program I was privileged to be part of, Mediation in Patent and Technology Cases, presented by Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center and Stanford Law School. The program was recorded and is now available online. My co-presenters are highly skilled mediators and educators. They are: -Janet Martinez, Director Gould Negotiation … Continue reading Mediation in the Technology and Patent Case Program

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

Two-Part Online Course: Mediation in the Patent/Technology Case

On August 4 and August 6, 2020, the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center (SVAMC) and Stanford Law School is proud to offer a two-part online course – Mediation in the Patent/Technology Case. Day 1 will focus on the nuts and bolts of preparing for a mediation. Day 2 will address the mediation session and advocacy. A fact pattern … Continue reading Two-Part Online Course: Mediation in the Patent/Technology Case

Online Mediation –virtually like being there

I have been mediating cases online for a couple of months now.  This has worked surprisingly well.  There is a learning curve for the mediator, who acts as host and so must be familiar with the technology and occasionally how to fix problems with it.  But, fortunately, after a few online classes and a few … Continue reading Online Mediation –virtually like being there

I’m Looking Through You — Or Not: Federal Jurisdiction to Enforce Arbitration Awards

Rarely do arbitration issues remind me of a Beatles song, but today’s issue does.  Remember I’m Looking Through You from Rubber Soul?  Well, whether a court will do that or not may change where you decide to enforce or challenge an arbitration award. Which court?  As I explained in my book, Arbitrating Patent Disputes, A … Continue reading I’m Looking Through You — Or Not: Federal Jurisdiction to Enforce Arbitration Awards