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Courts’ Review of Arbitration Awards: What It Means for You

Several years ago, I was giving a CLE presentation on confirming and attacking arbitration awards in court. With me was in-house counsel for a prominent local corporation. When I got to the part about overturning arbitration awards in court, he piped up and said something like, “This is going to go on for a while. … Continue reading Courts’ Review of Arbitration Awards: What It Means for You

Arbitrating the Patent Case Part XXIV: Modifying the Award

        We have been discussing arbitration of patent disputes from beginning to end in these articles. It’s been kind of a long slog, but we soldier on. In the last couple of articles we were looking at vacating the award altogether, a difficult proposition in most cases.  But what if a party … Continue reading Arbitrating the Patent Case Part XXIV: Modifying the Award

Arbitrating the Patent Case Part XXIII: Non-Statutory Attacks

In earlier articles in this series we focused on arbitrating patent disputes.  We began with the advantages and disadvantages of arbitrating patent matters, arbitration clauses, pretrial matters, the hearing, confirming the award, and attacking the award under the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”), among other things.  We will now have a look at grounds for attacking … Continue reading Arbitrating the Patent Case Part XXIII: Non-Statutory Attacks

Arbitrating the Patent Case Part XXII: Attacks on the Award

In earlier articles in this series we followed arbitration involving patent matters from drafting the arbitration clause through the award, motions to “reconsider” the award and, finally a motion to confirm the award.  We now arrive at attacks on the award. The standard that applies to review of an arbitration award is much more rigorous … Continue reading Arbitrating the Patent Case Part XXII: Attacks on the Award

Arbitrating the Patent Case Part IX: Statutory provisions

In earlier articles in this series we looked at patent disputes most suitable for arbitration, choice of arbitrator, arbitration clauses to use and avoid, the prehearing conference, discovery, and prehearing matters such as claim construction and summary judgment.  Before we continue on, let’s stop to explore the statutes that specifically provide for arbitration of patent … Continue reading Arbitrating the Patent Case Part IX: Statutory provisions