Attorney, Arbitrator and Mediator
Michaelson ADR Chambers LLC
Areas of Expertise:
✔ Biotech ✔ Engineering
✔ Intellectual Property ✔ International
✔ Internet ✔ Licensing
✔ Pharmaceuticals ✔ Software
✔ Technology ✔ Telecommunications
✔ Trademarks ✔ Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Disputes
In essence, I have actively practiced IP law since 1979 concentrating in patent matters involving complex electronic, computer and mechanical technology; and have been an ADR neutral since 2001 handling IP/IT/telecom/technology disputes and other commercial disputes. I have arbitrated/mediated many international and domestic disputes, some involving US $ 500+ Million. I am the Chair Emeritus of the New York Branch of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CI Arb). Also, I am an arbitrator/mediator with, e.g., ICDR, AAA, CPR, WIPO, ICC, LCIA, HKIAC, KLRCA, SIAC, BCICAC, FINRA and USDC-EDNY; and am a Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator with CI Arb, a Fellow of College of Commercial Arbitrators and a Member of the "Tech List" of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center. I have an: LLM in Trade Regulation from NYU School of Law, JD from Duquesne Univ.; MS in Electrical Engineering and BS in EE and Economics both from Carnegie Mellon Univ. I am an attorney admitted to practice in NJ, NY, PA and AK, and a registered US patent attorney (Reg No. 30,090). see my detailed CV accessible at www.plmadr.com for further information
January 2011 - present - Principal; and Arbitrator, Mediator and Attorney at Law Michaelson ADR Chambers, LLC New York, New York and Rumson, New Jersey July 1984 - April 2012 - Principal; and Attorney, Arbitrator & Mediator Michaelson & Associates (and predecessor law firms) Shrewsbury, New Jersey October 2010 - April 2012 General Counsel (virtual) Direct Grid Technologies LLC Edgewood, New York 1982 - 1984 - Associate Patent Attorney Pennie & Edmonds New York, New York 1979 - 1982 - Corporate Patent Attorney (Member of the Legal and Patent Staff) Bell Telephone Laboratories Holmdel, New Jersey see my detailed CV accessible at www.plmadr.com for further information
Recent and significant matters include:
a) Arbitration, as a member of a three-person panel and under the ICDR, of an international patent licensing dispute concerning hot-wall vertical furnaces used in atomic layer deposition processing during semiconductor fabrication.
b) Arbitration, as Chair and under FINRA, of a contractual dispute between a major investment company, as Claimant, and a major international securities broker dealer as Respondent. The dispute concerns the sale to the Claimant by the Respondent of notes issued by a foreign oil and gas exploration and production company for financing development and exploitation of a foreign oil field. The Claimant alleges the Respondent engaged in fraud and misrepresentation in the sale and seeks more than US $ 65 Million in damages from the Respondent.
c) Arbitration, as Chair and under the ICDR, of a contractual dispute concerning indemnification under a stock purchase agreement, underlying a US $ 425 Million corporate acquisition, with approximately US $30 Million in contention.
d) Arbitration, as Chair and under the ICDR, of an international contract dispute involving an alleged breach of confidentiality concerning the unauthorized manufacture and sale of remote control units for cable television set-top boxes, with approximately US $10 Million in contention.
e) Arbitration, as sole arbitrator and under the ICC, of a software licensing dispute involving automated spend analysis software provided online as a service.
f) Arbitration, as a sole panelist and under the ICDR, of a contractual dispute concerning a joint development agreement involving network connected, interactive, 4K-resolution, touch-screen based displays and whiteboards.
g) Arbitration, as a member of a three-person panel and under the ICC, of an international patent licensing dispute concerning haptic technology used in mobile telecommunications devices with approximately US $ 60 Million in contention and requested injunctive relief potentially prohibiting at least hundreds of millions of dollars of future device shipments to the US.
h) Arbitration, as a member of a three-person panel and under the ICDR, of a contractual dispute concerning an international IT supply/consulting agreement involving licensed resale of commodity trading and risk management software for intended use by a national electric utility.
i) Arbitration, as a sole arbitrator and under the ICDR, of a dispute involving alleged trade secret misappropriation and patent infringement of a critical component of astronautic launch vehicles.
j) Arbitration, as an emergency arbitrator and under the ICDR, of a contractual dispute, between the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) and a domain name registrar, involving a suspension, imposed by ICANN on the registrar, of new generic top level domain (gTLD) name registrations and inbound name transfers for non-compliance with its Registrar Accreditation Agreement with ICANN.
k) Arbitration, as a sole arbitrator and under the ICDR, of a contractual dispute concerning a reciprocal international telecommunications carrier service agreement.
l) Arbitration, as a sole arbitrator and under the ICDR, of an international contract dispute regarding a failed software development project.
m) Arbitration, as a sole arbitrator and under the ICDR, of an international patent licensing dispute concerning negative pressure wound care technology with approximately US $10 Million in contention;
n) Arbitration, as a sole arbitrator and under the ICDR, of an international biotechnology licensing dispute involving technology, including cytometers, and related confidential technical information for use in sex selective breeding of cattle and other livestock with damages claimed of approximately US $ 72 Million.
o) Arbitration, as a member of a three-person panel and under the AAA, of a domestic patent licensing dispute concerning high frequency ventilators primarily used for respiratory support. For USDC - Northern District of Texas opinion and order dated May 29, 2014 completely confirming the arbitration award and highly complementary to the panel, click here. For the Court’s judgment dated May 29, 2014, click here.
p) Arbitration, as a member of a three person panel and under the ICC, of an international patent licensing dispute involving wireless mobile technology with approximately US $ 25 Million in contention.
q) Arbitration, as a member of a three-person panel and under the ICDR, of an international patent licensing dispute also involving wireless mobile technology.
r) Arbitration, as a member of a three person panel and under the ICDR, of an international patent licensing dispute involving several US patents concerning compact fluorescent lamps with approximately US $ 100 million in contention.
s) Arbitration, as sole arbitrator and under the AAA, of a domestic patent licensing dispute involving magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology with approximately US $ 25 Million in contention;
t) Arbitration, as sole arbitrator and via a CPR referral, of a domestic dispute, involving allegations of breach of confidentiality, and trademark infringement, concerning manufacture and distribution of a web-based, demand-side energy load management system with damages claimed of US $107 Million.
Arbitrated domain name disputes for ICANN accredited dispute resolution service providers (WIPO, AAA, CPR, HKIAC-ADNDRC, BCICAC, NAF, eResolution).
*For all my web-published domain name arbitration decisions, see http://www.mandw.com/decisions.pdf (approximately 260 decisions thus far).
For a 4th Circuit decision acknowledging one of my decisions and specifically incorporating my holding with approval into its own, see Newport News Holdings Corp. v. Virtual City Vision, Inc. 09-1947, 98 USPQ2d 1441 (4th Cir. April 18, 2011) and my prior decision Newport News Inc., v VCV Internet, eResolution Case No. AF-0238 (July 18, 2000).
Reported decisions: 1) Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union v. Texas International Property Associates - NA NA, 88 USPQ2d 1761 (Nat. Arb. Forum, September 3, 2008) (Sole Panelist) 2) 322 West 57th Owner LLC v. Administrator, Domain, C/O Mecca Hosting, 88 USPQ2d 1491 (WIPO, August 6, 2008 (Sole Panelist) 3) Marvel Manufacturing Co. v. Koba Internet Sales LP, 87 USPQ2d 1276 (WIPO, May 5, 2008) (Sole Panelist) 4) Paxar Americas Inc. v. eNom Inc., 84 USPQ2d 1730 (Nat. Arb. Forum, June 22, 2007 (Sole Panelist) 5) Shaw Industries Group Inc. v. Arcadia Publishing Inc., 84 USPQ2d 1574 (WIPO, March 20, 2007) (Sole Panelist) 6) SPX Corp. v. Hevun Diversified Corp., 81 USPQ2d 1621 (Nat. Arb. Forum, November 13, 2006) (Sole Panelist) 7) Beat the Bookstore, LLC v. May Enterprises, 79 USPQ2d 1360 (Nat. Arb. Forum, December 19, 2005) (Sole Panelist) 8) Estate of Marlon Brando v. Whois Guard, 77 USPQ2d 1229 (Nat. Arb. Forum, August 29, 2005) (Sole Panelist) 9) Sound Unseen Ltd. v. Vanderhorst, 77 USPQ2d 1585 (WIPO, August 18, 2005) (Sole Panelist) 10) Ringling Bros.-Barnum & Bailey Combined Shows Inc. v. Lima, 74 USPQ2d 1887 (Amer. Arb. Assoc., May 13, 2005) (Sole Panelist) 11) Lockheed Martin Corp. v. Skunkworx Custom Cycle, 74 USPQ2d 1486 (WIPO, January 18, 2005) (Sole Panelist) 12) Mess Enterprises v. Scott Enterprises Ltd., 74 USPQ2d 1289 (WIPO, January 25, 2005) (Presiding Panelist) 13) True Blue Productions Inc. v. Hoffman, 73 USPQ2d 1512 (WIPO, December 22, 2004) (Sole Panelist) 14) National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Brown, 72 USPQ2d 1319 (WIPO, August 30, 2004) (Sole Panelist) 15) Register.com Inc. v. Reile, 70 USPQ2d 1351 (Nat. Arb. Forum, January 27, 2004) (Sole Panelist) 16) Office of Personnel Management v. MS Technology Inc., 70 USPQ2d 1333 (Nat. Arb. Forum, December 9, 2003) (Presiding Panelist) 17) Cable News Network LP v. Khouri, 68 USPQ2d 1570 (Nat. Arb. Forum, December 16, 2002) (Presiding Panelist) 18) National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues, Inc. v. Zuccarini, 67 USPQ2d 1315 (WIPO, January 21, 2003) (Co-Panelist) 19) Kalaydjian v. Steinle, 64 USPQ2d 1576 (Nat. Arb. Forum, August 27, 2002) (Sole Panelist) 20) Princeton Linear Associates Inc. v. Copland, 61 USPQ2d 1895 (Nat. Arb. Forum, February 8, 2002) (Sole Panelist)
Principal Training: e-Discovery Negotiation Training, The Sedona Conference, New York, New York February 2018 ICDR International Symposia on Advanced Case Management, New York, New York, December 2017 Arbitrating in a Digital World - Fair & Expeditious Management of e-Discovery, American College of e-Neutrals, New York, New York October 2017 ICDR International Symposia on Advanced Case Management, Washington, DC, September 2016 2015 Joint Columbia University School of Law - Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Course on International Commercial Arbitration New York, New York ICDR International Symposia in Advanced Case Management Issues, International Centre for Dispute Resolution, Coronado, Californi, February 2009 Advanced Mediator Training The Hague, Netherlands CPR Institute of Dispute Resolution New York, New York October 2004 Advanced Mediator Skills Training Chipping Campden, Gloucestershire, England Mediation and Training Alternatives (MATA) in association with Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) London, England May 2004 Arbitrator II Workshop - Advanced Case Management, Somerset, NJ, October 2002 Arbitrator I Workshop - Fundamentals of the Arbitration Process, New York, NY American Arbitration Association December 2001 6th Annual International Summer School Mediator Skills Training Vevey, Switzerland CEDR London, England August-September 2001 Advanced Mediation Techniques Training Course Center for Dispute Settlement Washington, DC May 2000 Program of Instruction for Lawyers -- The Lawyer as Negotiator Workshop, June 1999; and Advanced Mediation Workshop, November 1997 Harvard Law School Cambridge, Massachusetts WIPO Workshop for Arbitrators World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center Geneva, Switzerland November 1996 Program of Instruction for Lawyers -- Mediation Workshop Harvard Law School Cambridge, Massachusetts June 1996 Mediation of Intellectual Property Disputes Training Program WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center Geneva, Switzerland May 1995 Program on Negotiation - Negotiation Workshops Harvard Law School Cambridge, Massachusetts June 1993
Member of the Bar in the states of: PA, NJ, NY and AK Registered US Patent Attorney with the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Ratings: Martindale-Hubbell: a) "AV" Rated (highest) b) listed in Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, Peer Review Rating 5.0 out of 5 ("Preeminent") (2016 and prior) AVVO (avvo.com) Attorney Rating "10.0" out of 10 - "Superb" (highest) (click here for Avvo entry) Inside New Jersey, “Top Rated Lawyers -- The Definitive Guide to Legal Representation in New Jersey”, ADR and Arbitration sections, 2012; and “New Jersey’s Legal Leaders -- Top Rated Lawyers”, ADR and Arbitration sections, 2012 and subsequent editions Listings: Who's Who in America Who's Who in the East Who's Who in American Law Who's Who in American Finance and Industry Who's Who in Finance and Business Who's Who in the World Who's Who in Emerging Leaders in America The Roster of International Arbitrators - 2nd Ed., Juris Publishing
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (F.C.I. Arb.) Chartered Arbitrator (C. Arb.) and Member of the Panel of Chartered Arbitrators Former Chair (now Chair Emeritus), New York Branch, May 2013 - December 2016, and Acting Treasurer, New York Branch, October 2014 - December 2016 Member of the Executive Committee, New York Branch, May 2013 - present Former Trustee of the Institute (Americas Region) Assessor (International Arbitration), Examiner (International Arbitration), Tutor (Arbitration and Mediation) and Course Director (International Arbitration) The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators London, England Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators (US), Austin, Texas Fellow, American College of e-Neutrals, Birmingham, Alabama Arbitrator and Mediator - International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) (international division of American Arbitration Association) also Arbitrator - ICDR ICANN String Confusion Objections (SCO) panel New York, New York Arbitrator and Mediator -- Commercial Panel (patent, trademark and technology rosters; and IP specialty rosters, including pharmaceutical, biotech, SEP-FRAND (standard essential patents --fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms) and others; Large Complex Case (LCC), E discovery/Special Master, M&A and Joint Venture, Consumer Account, e commerce and Domain Name Dispute Panels NJ Storm Sandy Mediator American Arbitration Association (AAA) New York, New York Approved Mediator/Arbitrator in Intellectual Property Disputes Approved Arbitrator -- ICANN Domain Name Disputes, Legal Rights Objections (LRO) and Trademark Post-Delegation Dispute Resolution Procedure panels World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO – a specialized member agency of the United Nations) WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center Geneva, Switzerland Member of Distinguished Panel of Neutrals -- Technology panel, and formerly Bio-tech and e Discovery panels International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (formerly "CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution") New York, New York Member -- List of World’s Leading Technology Neutrals ("Tech List") Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center Palo Alto, California Accredited Mediator Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) London, England Arbitrator, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration, United States Council for International Business New York, New York Arbitrator, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) - North American Council, London, England Arbitrator (IP Disputes Panel), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Singapore Arbitrator, Mediator and Domain Name Dispute Resolution Panelist Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Arbitrator, HKIAC Intellectual Property Disputes Panel ICANN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy (UDRP) and Register Transfer Dispute Resolution Policy (RTDRP) Panels, Asian Domain Name Dispute Resolution Centre (ADNDRC) Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) Hong Kong Arbitrator Pacific International Arbitration Centre (PIAC) Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Arbitrator -- International Panel and Domain Name Disputes Panel British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre (BCICAC) Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada Arbitrator FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) New York, New York Arbitrator and Mediator United States District Court - Eastern District of New York
Alaska Bar Association American Bar Association (Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property sections) American College of e-Neutrals Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Chair Emeritus - New York Branch, and Former Trustee of the Institute (Americas Region)) College of Commercial Arbitrators (Corporate committee) International Arbitration Club of New York CPR Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (formerly "CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution") (technology, e-discovery, energy oil and gas, and arbitration committees; expedited arbitration (global accelerated rules) subcommittee, and others) New Jersey State Bar Association New York State Bar Association Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center
Legal: New York University School of Law New York, New York June 1985 - LLM (Trade Regulation) Duquesne University School of Law Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania June 1979 - Juris Doctor (JD) Senior Staff Member - Duquesne Law Review Technical: Carnegie-Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 1975 - M.S. - Electrical Engineering Carnegie-Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania May 1974 - B.S. - Electrical Engineering & Economics
Co-author, “Chapter 20 - Use of Arbitration in Resolving Disputes involving Intellectual Property”, Handbook of Commercial Arbitration, 2nd Ed., American Bar Association, Section of Litigation (forthcoming) "Patent Arbitration: It Still Makes Good Sense", Landslide (Journal of the ABA Section of IP Law), July/August 2015, pp.42-47. "Enhanced Tribunals: Why It's Time to Use Personality Screening to Supplement Selection Criteria" (a two-part article), CPR Alternatives, November 2010 (part 1), and "Can Conflicting Styles Be Detected? How Personality Screens Make Tribunal 'Matches' for More Effective Arbitration, CPR Alternatives, December 2010 (part 2). "Enhancing Arbitrator Selection: Using Personality Screening to Supplement Conventional Section Criteria for Tripartite Arbitration Tribunals", Arbitration - The International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management, Vol. 76, February 2010, p. 98-112. "In International Arbitration, Disclosure Rules at the Place of Enforcement Matter Too", Dispute Resolution Journal, Vol. 62, No. 4, November 2007-January 2008, pages 82-88, re-published as Chapter 29, pages 351-360, American Arbitration Association Handbook on International Arbitration Practice, Juris Publishing September 2010 (click here to view) and as Chapter 11, pages 133-142, American Arbitration Association Handbook on International Arbitration and ADR, 2nd Ed., Juris Publishing, October 2010. "Vacatur Not Warranted for Undisclosed Trivial Past Association - But Guidance for Other Transactions is Lacking," Dispute Resolution Journal (ADR News Section, Ethics in Arbitration), Vol. 62, No. 1, February April 2007, pages 4 and 21. "The 1984 Semiconductor Chip Protection Act - A Comprehensive View," Communications and the Law, Vol. 8, No. 5, October 1986, pp. 23-55. "Patent and Trade Secret Protection of Software: Patentability of Programs - Nature and Scope of Trade Secret Protection," Computer Software and Chips 1986, Practising Law Institute, 1986, pp. 403-429. "Legal Defenses Against Piracy," Electronics Week, Vol. 38, No. 9, March 4, 1985, pp. 53-56. "Software Protection in the United States - Facts, Fantasies, Methods and Results," Proceedings of EUREL - 6th European Conference on Electrotechnics, EUROCON 84, Computers in Communication and Control, Brighton, England, September 1984, pp. 54 57. Reprinted in Japanese in Business Communication Journal, published by the Kikaku Center Co., Ltd., Tokyo, Japan, pp. 59-63, December 1984. "A Brief Look at the Legality of Competitive Restrictions Imposed on Trade Secret Licensees by Trade Secret Licensors," Journal of the Patent Office Society, Vol. 63, No. 6, June 1981, pp. 320-334. See my CV at www.plmadr.com for a full list.
Seminars and Presentations given: "Preparing the Mediation Meeting: A Mediator's Perspective", 2017 WIPO Mediators' Meeting - Exchange of Best Practices, WIPO, Geneva, Switzerland, March 24, 2017 “Clearing the Fog: Practical Insights for Enhancing AAA Arbitrator Practices and Opportunities”, Sessions 205/305, AAA/ICDR Neutrals’ Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 19-20, 2016 (panelist) (forthcoming) “WIPO Mediation and Arbitration Workshops” (including a session on FRAND Disputes), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center, Palo Alto, California, November 12-13, 2015 (faculty/panelist) (forthcoming) Webinars: “Neutral Selection -- Tips from the Front Line: Guidance from Two Neutrals on the Selection of Arbitrators and Mediators”, and “Neutral Selection -- Tips from the Front Line: Neutral Selection in Regular Track Cases”, American Arbitration Association (panelist) (summer 2015) “Award Writing” session of ”Commercial Arbitration Training for Arbitrators and Counsel: Comprehensive Training for the Conducting of Commercial Arbitration” sponsored by the New York State Bar Association and Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York, June 1-3, 2015 (panelist) “ADR in Innovation and Technology Cases: Are Tech Cases Special? What You Need to Know”, 17th Annual Spring Conference of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, Seattle, Washington, April 17-20, 2015 (panelist) “Protecting Your IP Overseas: WIPO Services and Initiatives”, specifically “Mediation of IP Disputes -- The WIPO Experience”, World Intellectual Property Organization in partnership with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and in cooperation with the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and with the support of the United States Chamber of Commerce (USCC), November 12, 2014, Princeton, New Jersey (panelist) “WIPO Arbitration Workshop” (including a session on resolving FRAND disputes), World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center and co sponsored by The New York Branch of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Licensing Executives Society (US and Canada),November 7, 2014, New York, NY (faculty/panelist) “WIPO Mediation Workshop” (including a session on resolving FRAND disputes), World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Center and co sponsored by The New York Branch of The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Licensing Executives Society (US and Canada),November 6, 2014, New York, NY (faculty/panelist) “Neutral Selection: Some Guidance from Neutral”, 9th Annual Fordham Law School Conference on International Arbitration and Mediation, New York, NY, June 12-13, 2014 (panelist) “Arbitrating Disputes over RAND (Reasonable and Nondiscriminatory) Licensing Commitments”, Teleconference Program, ABA Dispute Resolution Section IP Committee and IPL Section ADR Committee, May 21, 2014 (panelist) “Perspectives of an IP Neutral -- discussion on a few topics”, High Technology Law Group, San Jose, California, October 10, 2013 (speaker). “International Arbitration - Market Opportunities”, 2013 Americas Regional Meeting, MSI Global Alliance, New York, NY, June 8, 2013 (speaker). “WIPO Mediation and Arbitration: Alternative to Global Patent Litigation”, Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association, ABA-IPL Programs, Chicago, Ill., August 2-7, 2012 (panelist). "The ABA’s Got Talent“ specifically sub-session “How Niche Marketing has Helped Grow Your Practice”, 14th Annual Spring Conference of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, Washington, DC, April 18-21, 2012. “Best Practices for a Successful Mediation of a Patent Dispute” specifically sub-session “Mediation of Patent Disputes -- The WIPO Experience”, 27th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference of the American Bar Association, Washington, DC, March 28 30, 2012 (panelist requested by and representing WIPO). “Issues Raised for Arbitrators by Current and Anticipated Future Use of Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Other Internet-based Programs”, specifically the portion “Social Media - Challenges for Arbitrators -- An Explanation of Social Media”, 2011 Annual Meeting of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, Denver, Colorado, October 22, 2011 (panelist). "Streamlining Arbitration -- It's What Your Client Wants: Protocols for Expeditious, Cost-Effective Commercial Arbitration", 2011 Annual Meeting of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Atlantic City, New Jersey, May 19, 2011 (panelist). "E-Discovery and ADR -- Yes It Matters", Justice Marie Garibaldi American Inn of Court for Alternative Dispute Resolution in conjunction with the New Jersey State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section and the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, Basking Ridge, New Jersey, February 10, 2011 (panelist). "Mediating and Arbitrating Technology Cases", New Jersey State Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section, New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, New Jersey, November 9, 2010 (panelist). "Different Options for Resolving International Disputes Involving Intellectual Property", Arbitration and Mediation for International Intellectual Property Disputes, presented by American Bar Association - Section of Intellectual Property Law, International Intellectual Property Society (IIPS), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), New York City, March 25, 2010 (panelist). "Anatomy of a Mediation - Effective Strategies for Maximizing Positive Outcomes", First Annual Fall Meeting of the Dispute Resolution Section of the New York State Bar Association, New York City, November 13, 2008 (panelist). "Special Focus on Evidentiary Issues", October 29, 2008, Fifth Annual Seminar on International Commercial Arbitration: How to Handle Intellectual Property and Telecommunication Cases, American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C., sponsored by American University Washington College of Law, American Arbitration Association, International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), October 27-30, 2008 (panelist). "Registrars and the UDRP - registrars as registrants and other conundrums -- The GE (D2007-1834), Ricard (D2008-0789), Canwest (D2008-0687) and Eva Padberg (D2007-1886) cases"; Domain Name Panelists Meeting, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre, Geneva, October 20, 2008 (co-presenter). "Mediating IP Disputes - Overcoming the Skeptics: a panel discussion followed by an audience driven, freeze-frame mock mediation session", CI.Arb. Mediation Symposium: The Big Issue and Challenges Facing Mediators, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London, UK, September 24, 2008 (panelist). "Arbitration and Mediation of Intellectual Property Disputes Today" jointly sponsored by ABA IP and Dispute Resolutions Sections at 2007 Annual Meeting of the American Bar Association, San Francisco, California, August 9-14, 2007 (speaker requested by WIPO). "Resolving Domestic and International IP Disputes Through Arbitration and Mediation" Presentation by WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center, sponsored by IP and International Law Sections of The D.C. Bar Association and the Federal Circuit Bar Association, Washington, D.C., May 22, 2007 (speaker requested by WIPO). "Advanced Strategy and Tactics for Intellectual Property Disputes", Session D5, April 27, 2007 at ADR in Bloom, Ninth Annual Spring Conference of the American Bar Association Section on Dispute Resolution, Washington, D.C., April 25-28, 2007 (panelist). "WIPO: Domain Names Dispute Resolution" Annual Meeting of the International Law and Practice Section of the New York State Bar Association, New York City, January 24, 2007. "Confidentiality and Conflict of Interests in Intellectual Property Disputes", Intellectual Property Focus Area, an International Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Conference, The International Centre for Dispute Resolution (of the American Arbitration Association), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, December 6, 2006 (panelist). "Alternative Dispute Resolution in Intellectual Property Disputes", International Intellectual Property Society Meeting, New York City, September 14, 2006 (panelist). "Advanced Strategies and Tactics for Intellectual Property Disputes" and "Consideration in Selecting a Mediator - An In-house Perspective" at ADR on My Mind in Georgia, Eighth Annual Spring Conference of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, Atlanta, Georgia, April 5-8, 2006 (panelist in both sessions). "Confronting Realities and Ethical Traps in IP ADR", Session 2A, at Hot Topics in Entertainment and Intellectual Property, American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, Las Vegas, Nevada, October 21, 2005 (panelist). "Mediation in IP Cases: Practice Pointers from All Perspectives", New York Intellectual Property Law Association, New York City, January 14, 2005 (panelist). "Resolution of Intellectual Property Disputes in the 21st Century" workshop in IP ADR at 50th Council Meeting of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (APAA), Fukuoka, Japan, October 24-27, 2004 (panelist invited by APAA). "Resolving Patent Disputes through Mediation and WIPO -- Less Risk, Less Cost and Better Results", BIO (Biotechnology Industry Organization) Intellectual Property Counsels' Meeting, Boston, Mass., October 4-5, 2004, (spoke in my own capacity and also represented WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center). Panelist for "ADR Practitioner Session", WIPO Mediation Interest Group Meeting, September 6, 2004, World Intellectual Property Organization, Geneva, Switzerland. "Common Pitfalls and Some New Twists to IP ADR", Session E8, April 17, 2004 at Resolution and Resilience in New York, 6th Annual Spring Conference of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, New York, New York, April 15-17, 2004 (panel member for roundtable discussion). "Patent ADR - A Better Way: Less Risk, Less Cost, Better Results", Part of Session C15 "ADR in a High Tech World", March 21, 2003, at Insight for Inspired Practice, 5th Annual Spring Conference of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, San Antonio, Texas, March 20- 22, 2003 (panelist). "ADR and Internet Domain Names -- The New Top Level Domains and Their Dispute Resolution Processes", Advanced Seminar in Trademark Law, Practising Law Institute, New York City, June 5, 2002. "Tales of a Domain Name Arbitrator -- Revenge, Deceit and Extortion. Watch Out! You Just Might Be the Next Victim" and "Pete's Patent Law Primer - What You Need to Know", Recent Developments in Intellectual Property & E-Commerce on the Internet, Alaska Bar Association, Anchorage, Alaska, October 11, 2001. For further information, see my CV at www.plmaddr.com