Alternative Dispute Resolution: Mediation, Arbitration and ENE
Facilitative negotiating skill combined with IP evaluative expertise
Sheldon Mak & Anderson offers ADR providers, litigants and their counsel with cost efficient and prompt resolution to intellectual property conflicts through our specialized IP alternative dispute resolution services (ADR). Neutrals in our ADR group combine the best of both worlds íV facilitative negotiating skill and IP evaluative expertise. We provide independent neutrals for mediation, arbitration, early neutral evaluation (ENE) and other ADR proceedings, as well as represent clients in such proceedings.
Along with well-honed negotiating skills, our neutrals bring an advanced understanding of IP law and the scientific or technical background needed to apply IP concepts in a mediation or arbitration setting. We limit our ADR practice to disputes in which we can put our highly specialized experience and expertise to work to resolve the situation.
We handle conflicts including: patents, copyrights and trademarks, trade secrets, licensing and other IP-related and technology disputes. Our technology skills include: chemistry, engineering, biology, bio-engineering, medicine, physics, imaging science and biotechnology.
Our IP ADR Group works with:
- General or outside counsel seeking an independent or second opinion on the character and relative strength of an IP matter.
- Courts, ADR providers and counsel in need of skilled IP neutrals.
- Clients seeking ADR counsel with extensive IP experience to represent them or assist their counsel in ADR proceedings.
Along with providing specialized IP ADR services, we also serve as lawyers for clients engaged in ADR proceedings. For example, if a client already has a mediator who is skilled, but unfamiliar with the technical intricacies of the issue, we can provide counsel. Bringing our advanced knowledge in IP and technology to bear, we can offer solutions outside the knowledge or experience of a non-technologically trained person involved in an IP ADR proceeding. Our goal is to help you make a deal, not go through an ordeal.
Resolving intellectual property disputes in today's world calls for specialized expertise. Sheldon Mak & Anderson delivers the combination of experience and skills that make a difference.