A Dozen Tips for Technology-Related Mediations and Arbitrations

By David Allgeyer and Harrie Samaras

Published in Landslide Vol. 11 No.2, ©2018 by the American Bar Association. Reproduced with permission. All rights reserved. This information or any portion thereof may not be copied or disseminated in any form or by any means or stored in an electronic database or retrieval system without the express written consent of the American Bar Association.

Imagine you are in-house counsel for a small entrepreneurial company that helped broker a deal with a powerhouse corporation that has considerable resources and connections to manufacture and market your company’s lifesaving product worldwide. The future looks great for both of you except a major dispute arises over patent rights, stopping all collaborations cold. You know from experience that a patent dispute in court can possibly be into the millions of dollars. This is no time for your company to invest that kind of money in litigation. It needs the funds to grow its business. Can you get the relationship back on track through mediation?

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