Since 1991, I serve as an ADR neutral primarily involving IP (patent, trademark, trade secret), IT and other technology related disputes encompassing a wide range of technologies and industries, e.g., aviation, electronics (hardware and software), energy, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and infrastructure (including investment); and secondarily other commercial disputes. I also served, from 1979-2012, as an active IP practitioner concentrating in patent matters (primarily complex electronic, communications and computer-related and mechanical technologies) and trademark matters; and from 2010 2012 as General Counsel (virtual) for Direct Grid Technologies, LLC. I have arbitrated over 500 domestic and international disputes with damages claimed in some of those disputes in the range of US $100-600 Million. I have handled domestic and international arbitrations under UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, WIPO, CPR and AAA/ICDR rules. I have served as chair, sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and emergency arbitrator. I mediated over 200 domestic and international disputes, including an international patent dispute concerning mechanical and electronic aeronautical technologies with approximately US $600 Million at issue. I mediated numerous patent litigations in US District Courts involving complex electronic and mechanical technologies and Hatch Waxman based pharmaceutical patent disputes. I also served as a Court-appointed expert in patent law. I mediated a wide range of other substantive areas for the NJ Superior Court system. I have extensive arbitration, mediation, e-discovery and negotiation training. For further details, see my detailed CV available on my website. Selected Panel Memberships and professional associations: Fellow, Chartered Arbitrator & Former Trustee (Americas region), Chair Emeritus, Co-Founder & Former Acting Treasurer NY Branch -- Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Fellow -- CCA & American College of e Neutrals; Arbitrator & Mediator -- ICDR and AAA (Commercial, Large Complex Case, E discovery/Special Master, M&A and Joint Venture & other panels; Technology panel including SEP-FRAND, Biotech, Pharma. and other specialty rosters); Member “Tech List” -- SVAMC; Member - Arbitration & Mediation panels, Nat’l Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN); Arbitrator on IP (also mediator), Domain Name, Legal Rights Objections & Trademark Post-Delegation Dispute Resolution panels -- WIPO; Arbitrator & Mediator -- CPR, KLRCA and USDC-EDNY; Arbitrator -- SIAC, HKIAC, LCIA, APAC, PIAC, BCICAC, FINRA, Fed Arb & others; GAR Listed Arbitrator; Accredited Mediator -- CEDR. Member: International Arbitration Club of NY; ABA; NY, NJ & AK Bar Associations. I have conducted seminars, co-directed courses, served as speaker on many occasions, provided numerous presentations concerning various aspects of ADR, IP law and IP related ADR to various legal groups, and organizations, and authored articles on various aspects of arbitration, IP-related ADR and IP law. Martindale-Hubbell rating: “AV” and Peer Review Rating 5.0 out of 5 (“Pre-eminent”). Avvo rating: “10” out of 10 (“Superb”). Listed in, e.g.,: 2018 (and prior) Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, “New Jersey’s Top Rated Lawyers” (for ADR and Arbitration) 2018 (and prior) Ed., The Roster of Intern’l Arbitrators, 3rd Ed. (Juris). Education: Master of Laws (LLM) -- Trade Regulation, New York Univ. School of Law, New York 1985; Juris Doctor (JD) -- Duquesne Univ. School of Law, Pittsburgh 1979; MS -- Electrical Engineering, Carnegie-Mellon Univ. (CMU), Pittsburgh 1975; BS -- Electrical Engineering & Economics, CMU, Pittsburgh, 1974. Bar admissions: PA, NJ, NY, AK and US PTO; and various federal district and appellate courts
November 21, 2011How to Succeed as an Arbitrator - Part II (same panel).