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Sherman W. Kahn

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Partner, Mauriel Kapouytian Woods LLP


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Arbitrator, mediator and attorney with focus on technology and international matters

Sherman Kahn is an arbitrator and represents clients in international arbitrations presenting complex technical and commercial issues. He has arbitrated under the ICC, AAA, ICDR, CPR, JCAA, UNCITRAL and other rules. He has sat as chair, sole arbitrator, and wing arbitrator in international and domestic arbitrations on subjects including pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, IT outsourcing, software development, mining, patent infringement, trademark licensing, unfair competition and trade disparagement, and commercial issues. Sherman provides advice regarding clause drafting and pre-dispute issues in connection with major construction and infrastructure projects. He is on the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) Panel of Arbitrators, the American Arbitration Association Roster of Commercial Arbitrators and the CPR Distinguished Panel of Neutrals and the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB) Panel of International Arbitrators. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and a member of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center Tech List. Sherman also acts as a mediator. Sherman has twenty-five years of experience in patent litigation including matters involving programmable logic devices, microprocessors and controllers, memory devices, construction equipment, medical devices, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, supercomputers, LCD & PDP display devices, LED Lighting, computer software, networking technologies and biotechnology. Sherman also litigates outsourcing, trade-secret, trademark, copyright, and antitrust matters.