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 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 involving a Patent/Tech dispute will be used as a backdrop. The course will be taught by experts in IP and technology mediations – SVAMC Tech List Members: David Allgeyer, Harrie Samaras, and Rod Thompson, and Janet Martinez, Director, Gould Negotiation and Mediation Program, Stanford Law School.

Day one is available at:
Day two is available at:

If this is an area of interest to you, please check it out. Jan, Harrie, and Rod are experienced former IP litigators and now mediators and arbitrators. Jan is an experienced counsel and mediator and now legal educator. I think you’ll enjoy the insights they provide, based on their many years of experience.

To learn more about Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center, please visit:

You may be interested in SVAMC’s List of the World’s Leading Technology Arbitrators and Mediators when you are researching possible candidates for and arbitrator or mediator in your next tech-related case. You can find the list at: