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ADR Neutral Registry

Caveat
This registry is limited solely to facilitating contact between parties to an intellectual property dispute and AIPLA members willing to be retained to participate in its resolution. The Association does not, in any respect, certify, endorse, screen or train members on the panel listing. The Association will have no liability, responsibility or involvement in attorney-client relationships or ADR proceedings which may relate in any way to the use of the referral service.
 
Click on the state below to view ADR professionals in your area.
 

Arizona

 
Paul E. Burns
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
8355 E. Hartford Dr., Suite 202
Scottsdale, AZ  85255-2548
Phone: (480) 388-3357
paul.burns@procopio.com
Mr. Burns' concentrates his practice in patent, copyright, trade secret and trademark litigation, transactions and counseling, and he has experience in many substantive technology areas including computer software, information technology, Internet, semiconductor processing, electrical, mechanical and chemical arts and biotechnology.  He serves on the faculty of Pepperdine University School of Law's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution in Malibu, California teaching Dispute Resolution in Intellectual Property and on the faculty of Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law teaching Patent Litigation, Biotechnology Licensing & Litigation and Electronic Discovery.  Mr. Burns is on the Roster of Neutrals of the American Arbitration Association in Arizona and California, and has served on the AAA's Large, Complex Case Advisory Committee and National Patent Advisory Committee.  He has also served as Chair of the AIPLA ADR Committee from 2006-2008. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Southwestern Super Lawyers for Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation.  Although Mr. Burns' law and ADR practice is centered primarily in Arizona and California, he is also admitted to practice in Connecticut, DC, Massachusetts, New York, Texas, and the USPTO, and does not charge for travel for ADR assignments throughout the U.S.
 

California

 
Edward O. Ansell
427 North Yale Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711-2746
Phone: 909-621-1985
anselaw@verizon.net
Electrical/electronic engineering; ordnance/rocket propulsion; patents, technical data, licensing and technology transfer, government/commercial; domestic and foreign trademark (including TTAB) practice.
   
Robert A. Bohrer
225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101-3090
Phone: 619-525-1435
Fax: 619-696-9999
rbohrer@cwsl.edu
Biotechnology and pharmaceutical technology, particularly licensing and technology transfer.
   
Professor Paul E. Burns
Procopio, Cory, Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
525 B Street, Suite 2200
San Diego, CA 92101-4469
paul.burns@procopio.com
Mr. Burns' concentrates his practice in patent, copyright, trade secret and trademark litigation, transactions and counseling, and he has experience in many substantive technology areas including computer software, information technology, Internet, semiconductor processing, electrical, mechanical and chemical arts and biotechnology.  He serves on the faculty of Pepperdine University School of Law's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution in Malibu, California teaching Dispute Resolution in Intellectual Property and on the faculty of Arizona State University's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law teaching Patent Litigation, Biotechnology Licensing & Litigation and Electronic Discovery.  Mr. Burns is on the Roster of Neutrals of the American Arbitration Association in Arizona and California, and has served on the AAA's Large, Complex Case Advisory Committee and National Patent Advisory Committee.  He has also served as Chair of the AIPLA ADR Committee from 2006-2008. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Southwestern Super Lawyers for Intellectual Property and Intellectual Property Litigation.  Although Mr. Burns' law and ADR practice is centered primarily in Arizona and California, he is also admitted to practice in Connecticut, DC, Massachusetts, New York, Texas, and the USPTO, and does not charge for travel for ADR assignments throughout the U.S.
M. John Carson
Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
555 S. Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Phone: 213-892-9225
jcarson@fulbright.com
   
William C. Cray
Cymer, Inc.
412 Goldenwest Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Phone: 858-385-7185
Fax: 858-385-6025
wcray@cymer.com
Computers, microprocessors, software semiconductors, including fabrication processes, computer peripherals, semi-custom I.C.'s (gate arrays, sea of gates, standard calls), I.C. design, custom I.C. purchase and sale, patent validity and infringement, valuation of licensed technology, mask works and mask work protection.
Elizabeth Hasse
Creative Industry Law Group
526 Columbus Ave. #200
San Francisco, CA 94133
Phone: 415-433-4380
Fax: 415-433-6580
lhasse@creativelawgroup.com
Intellectual property practice and mediation expertise, international legal and negotiation experience, significant commercial business and organization law and mediation practice.
James E. Hawes
c/o Levin & Hawes
750 Camino Norte
Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: 760-778-2603
onejehawes@aol.com
I have (1) handled all technologies except biochemistry; (2) handled numerous patent and trademark applications; and (3) represented both plaintiffs and defendants in all types of IP litigation.
M. Henry Heines
Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP
Two Embarcadero Center, 8th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111-3834
Phone: 415-576-0200
Fax: 415-576-0300
mhheines@townsend.com
Technical expertise: chemistry, chemical engineering, biotechnology, mechanical technologies (laboratory equipment, medical devices, consumer goods, industrial equipment) Legal expertise: patent drafting and prosecution, opinions, oppositions, interferences, litigation support
Louis J. Knobbe
Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear
2040 Main Street, 14th Floor
Irvine, CA 92614
Phone: 949-760-0404
Fax: 949-760-9502
lknobbe@kmob.com
Technical - Computers, software, telecommunications, printers, Medical Services and electrical, electronics and mechanical inventions in general. Law - Litigation and transactional experience in patent, trademark, trade secrets, copyright, licensing Intellectual Property.
Sheldon R. Meyer
Fliesler, Dubb, Meyer & Lovejoy, LLP
Four Embarcadero Center, 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415-362-3800
Fax: 415-362-2928
srm@fdml.com
Over 20 years experience in all aspects of Patent, Trademark, Copyright and Trade Secret law, including acquiring such rights before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office, licensing of such rights, and litigating such rights in federal court. Development of intellectual property strategies and portfolios for new and on-going technology based companies. Legal experience with respect to intellectual property rights in Europe, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Canada and Mexico. Technologies and products handled include computer system architectures, computer peripheral devices, computer software, software encryption system, interactive video and television devices, digital signal processing, semiconductor devices and processing, optics, ultrasound imaging systems, medical devices and other high-technology products. Guest Lecturer on current patent, trademark and copyright law issues at Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Santa Clara, and a Practicing Law Institute Lecturer in the Patent Litigation Series.
Hon. William F. McDonald (Ret.)
JAMS
500 N. State College Blvd., #1400
Orange, CA 92868
Phone:  714-937-8216
Fax:  714-939-8710
 
            As a trial Judge, specialized in complex business matters.  Experienced in handling disputes involving chemical, metallurgical, electronic, software, hardware, source code and other technical fields.
 
 
Robert W. Payne
LaRivlere, Grubman & Payne, LLP
P.O. Box 3140
Monterey, CA 93942
Phone: 831-649-8800
Fax: 831-649-8835
rpayne@lgpatentlaw.com
Intellectual property ADR and litigation, including patent, trademark, copyright and trade secrets, primarily representing clients in electronic, computer and telecommunications industries. See firm's webpage at www.lgpatlaw.com
Roderick M. Thompson
Farella Braun & Martel, LLP
Russ Building
235 Montgomery Street, 30th floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 415-954-4445
Fax: 415-954-4480
rthompson@fbm.com
Extensive experience in both ADR and IP litigation. I have litigated semiconductor and software cases but I do not have a technical degree.
Liza K. Toth
Toth Mediation
Fleet, Hampshire
United Kingdom
tothmediation@gmail.com
20 years experience in all aspects of intellectual property law, covering widely diverse technologies, and covering both litigation and prosecution in all IP areas. English and French fluency.
Harris Zimmerman
1330 Broadway, Suite 710
Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-465-0828
Fax: 510-465-2041
harris@zimpatent.com
Specialized in mechanical arts; many opinions on claim construction, infringement, validity, and enforceability; testified as expert numerous times; court appointed and private neutral mediator, arbitrator; special master.

Colorado

   
Joseph E. Kovarik
Sheridan Ross, PC
1560 Broadway, Suite 1200
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-863-9700
Fax: 303-863-0223
jkovarik@sheridanross.com
Prosecuted, licensed and litigated numerous intellectual property cases dealing with a wide variety of technologies (e.g. biosciences) over 18 years of practice.
Luke Santangelo
Santangelo Law Offices
125 S. Howes
Third Floor
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: 970-224-3100
Fax: 970-224-3175
lsantangelo@ideaassetgroup.com
Technically competent in electrical (digital and analog), plasma, software, biotechnical, reproductive, mechanical, financial, licensing, trademark, and process areas. Significant litigation experience - state and federal courts.
Mark A. Thomas
Mark A. Thomas, P.C.
10138 South Cottoncreek Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80130-3848
Phone: 303-470-3838
Fax: 303-470-3837
mark_thomas@comcast.net
EE/CS patent attorney with Fortune 500 corporate and top law firm experience.  Broad expertise in intellectual property including patent application preparation and prosecution, patent analysis, licensing and litigation support, trademark, trade secrets and copyright; also experienced in business transactions involving intellectual property.

Connecticut

 
Steven A. Certilman
Steven A. Certilman, PC
350 Bedford Street
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: (203) 977-7800
Fax: (203) 425-8600
steven@certilman.com
Technology licensing and outsourcing agreements, communications agreements, trademarks and copyright licensing. Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Lecturer in domestic and international arbitration; Member of AAA & CPR panels of commercial arbitrators and CPR panel of mediators; Published author. (rev. July 5, 2007)
Lewis Kurlantzick
University of Connecticut Law School
65 Elizabeth Street
Hartford, CT 06105
Phone: 860-570-5248
Fax: 860-570-5242
lkurlant@law.uconn.edu
I have taught and written in the area of intellectual property law for twenty years. Copyright law has been my principal focus.

District of Columbia

 
Brian G. Brunsvold
Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner
901 New York Ave, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20001-4413
Phone: 202-408-4000
Fax: 202-408-4400
brian.brunsvold@finnegan.com
I have litigated in a broad range of chemical, bio-tech, semiconductor, and mechanical technologies. I have a detailed knowledge of patent validity and infringement law, and technology transfer law.

Florida

 
Philip Blackburn
P.O. Box 547966
Orlando, FL 32854
Phone: 407-872-1553
Fax: 407-839-0339
blackburn@cfl.rr.com
In addition to having mediated 3700+ cases, I have also trained 75 attorneys to be mediators. Several years ago, I was honored by being named a 'Fellow' in the American College of Civil Trial Mediators.
Paul C. Flattery
7211 Marston Court
University Park, FL 34201
Phone: 847-945-6629
pflattery@msn.com
20+ years in the management of intellectual property in the medical products area, with extensive experience in litigation and licensing.
Brian R. Gilchrist
Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath, & Gilchrist, P.A.
P.O. Box 3791
Orlando, FL 32802-3791
Phone: 407-841-2330
Fax: 407-841-2343
bgilchrist@addmg.com
Intellectual property litigation including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets.
David W. Henry
Allen, Dyer, Doppelt, Milbrath, & Gilchrist, P.A.
255 S. Orange Ave., Suite 1401
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-841-2330
Fax: 407-841-2343
dhenry@addmg.com
David is a board certified mediator and litigator. ADDMG is a full service IP firm with offices in Orlando, Winter Springs, Jacksonville and Melbourne, FL. David currently serves as Chair of the IP Insurance Subcommittee within the AIPLA Corporate Practice Section.  In addition to his IP litigation practice, David is a nationally recognized convention speaker for insurance industry and bar organizations.  He is a past Chair of the DRI Commercial Litigation Section, Intellectual Property Subcommittee.  His litigation practice involves IP and business litigation. After graduation from Emory University, he attended the University of Florida College of Law.  He is the author of "Effective Preparation for Mediation in Complex Cases," For the Defense, October 2007.
John E. Kidd
538 Dove Pointe
Osprey, FL 34229
914-918-4662
johnkiddadr@aol.com
Patent litigation.
Leslie J. Lott
Lott & Friedland, PA
355 Alhambra Circle, Suite 1100
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: 305-448-7089
Fax: 305-446-6191
masebree@lott-friedland.com
I have practiced for 22 years in the intellectual property field. First, as a trademark examiner with the USPTO and then as an associate attorney in the international department of Pennie & Edmonds in New York. My present firm was established in 1983. Practice area have included registration, transactional matters and litigation of trademark, copyright and patent-related matters in the United States and overseas.
Clyde H. Wilson, Jr.
Wilson, Johnson & Jaffer, P.A.
27 South Orange Ave., Suite 1
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone: 941-955-5800
Fax: 941-955-7353
cwilson@wilsonjaffer.com
More than thirty years of litigation practice spanning most of U.S. in areas of high technology and software. Complete resume located on National Law Net www.lawsites.com.
Darryl C. Wilson
Stetson University College of Law
1401 61st Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33707
Phone: 813-562-7882
Fax: 813-347-3738
wilson@law.stetson.edu
My legal areas of expertise are real property, copyrights, trademarks, unfair competition and sports law. I also teach patent basics but lay no claim to expertise in terms of actual patent practice.

Georgia

   
Michael J. Powell
Powell IP Law, LLC
980 Hammond drive, Suite 800
Atlanta, Georgia 30328
Phone: 678-514-1573
Fax: 770-512-0070
Cell: 678-770-5​492
We focus our mediation services on IP matters using a confidential dispute resolution system developed over the past 23 years. The system focuses parties and counsel on identifying realistic boundaries and values of IP rights in dispute, acknowledging the strengths and weaknesses of respective positions, and guarding the confidential mediation process against influences that unnecessarily distract, complicate and potentially derail resolution of the uncertainties, risks and costs of continued litigation. When cases are appropriate for settlement or narrowing of issues, we work with parties and counsel to reduce agreements to writing the same day, whenever possible. You can learn more about our mediation services at www.NavigatingIP.com​.

Illinois

   
Richard P. Beem
Beem Patent Law Firm
53 W. Jackson Blvd., Suite 1352
Chicago, IL 60604-3787
Phone: 312-201-0011
Fax: 312-201-0022
richard@beemlaw.com
Twenty (20) years experience in patent law, prosecution, litigation and ADR in all industries and technologies, including mechanical, chemical/biotech, software and electrical/computer.
Daniel A. Boehnen
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff
300 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-913-0001
Fax: 312-913-0002
boehnen@mbhb.com
My practice emphasizes litigation of complex patent disputes; special experience in areas of biotech, pharmaceutics, industrial process controls.
Leon I. Edelson
Law Office of Leon I. Edelson
35 Cody Lane
Deerfield, IL 60015
Phone: 312-456-0559
Fax: 312-346-8434
ledelson@lplegal.com
Licensed patent attorney with over twelve years' experience in intellectual property litigation and transaction matters. Counsels manufacturers, inventors and entrepreneurs to ensure their intellectual capital is fully protected, and, if their rights are infringed, seeks favorable resolution through litigation.
Allen H. Gerstein
Marshall, Gerstein & Borun LLP
233 S. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-474-6611
Fax: 312-474-0448
agerstein@marshallip.com 
I have been litigating I.P. matters for 33 years. My technical background is mechanical. I have been lead chair in approx. 6 arbitrations/mediations.
Russell E. Hattis
1640 Jasmine Court
Highland Park, IL 60035
Phone: 847-831-4404
Fax: 847-831-4872
I have advised clients and have had litigation experience in all aspects of intellectual property matters. This includes preparing and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent and trademark applications, preparation of license and settlement agreements, etc.
Charles C. Kinne
Kinne IP Group
1240 Iroquois Ave.
Suite 204
Naperville, IL 60563
Phone: 630-904-0940
Fax: 888-887-7158

​I have been lead counsel in over 100 intellectual property cases, maintained an active patent and trademark docket and settled numerous disputes, many with mediation.

Mark V.B. Partridge
Pattishall, McAuliffe, Newbury, Hilliard & Geraldson LLP
311 South Wacker Drive, Suite 5000
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-554-8000
Fax: 312-554-8015
mpartridge@pattishall.com
Expertise includes trademark, copyright and unfair competition law, with particular emphasis on licensing disputes, trade dress, computer software, and cybersquatting and Internet related issues.
Mathew Perrone
210 South Main Street
Algonquin, IL 60102
Phone: 847-658-5140
Fax: 847-658-7322
matperon@sbcglobal.net
I have been a corporate patent attorney, Federal Government patent attorney, and sole practice patent attorney. I have experience in chemical, electrical and mechanical patents.
Harry J. Roper
Jenner & Block LLP
330 N. Wabash Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312-923-8303
Fax: 312-923-8403
hroper@jenner.com
My technical expertise is in the area of computer hardware and software as well as all aspects of polymer chemistry. My legal expertise has been as a litigator.
Thomas E. Smith
1400 Executive Court
Glenview, IL 60026-1534
Phone: 847-942-1213
tsmith@abanet.org
Forty one years of practice and bar leadership roles in intellectual property law have provided me with in depth knowledge of patent and trademark law.

Indiana

   
Nancy G. Tinsley
Baker & Daniels, LLP
300 N. Meridian Street, Suite 2700
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: 317-237-1245
Fax: 317-237-1000
ntinsle@bakerd.com
Ms. Tinsley has represented clients in all types of intellectual property disputes and has experience in chemical, mechanical, software, medical device and pharmaceutical patent matters.

Kentucky

   
Charles Lee Thomason
Frost Brown Todd LLC
Aegon Tower, 32nd Floor
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-589-5400
Fax: 502-581-1087
clthomason@fbtlaw.com
Over 20 years experience in commercial litigation, especially patent suits, Superfund cases, and complex civil disputes in federal court. As a registered patent attorney, I have worked almost entirely in the electrical and mechanical arts. A list of issued patents on which my name appears as one of the counsel of record can be found on the patent mediation website at www.risk-neutral.com.

Massachusetts

   
Arthur Z. Bookstein
K&L Gates
75 State Street
Boston, MA 02108-1808
Phone: 617-261-3100
Fax: 617-261-3175
abookstein@klng.com
Broad mechanical engineering skills. Specific focus on medical device technologies. Over twenty years of concentrated counseling and guidance in high stakes matters.
Jerry Cohen
Burns & Levinson LLP
125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-345-3276
Fax: 617-345-3299
jcohen@burnslev.com
40 years experience in intellectual property and related business law areas including prosecution, licensing, litigation, arbitration/mediation, finance, employment, trained arbitrator/mediator with JAMS/Endispute, AAA and AIPLA.
Leonard S. Michelman
P.O. Box 2992
Springfield, MA 01101
Phone: 413-737-1166
Fax: 413-736-0429
Mechanical patent filed about 100 electrical experience radio-transmitter. Patent Office transistor, all telephone transmitters & circuits - switching TV circuits.

Michigan

   
Richard D. Grauer
Rader, Fishman & Grauer PLLC
39533 Woodward Avenue
Suite 140
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
Phone: 248-594-0640
Fax: 248-594-0610
rdg@raderfishman.com
Technical expertise is in the mechanical arts; legal expertise is in all phases of IP law, especially patent law, including litigation and testimony as patent expert.
Barry C. Kane
Kane & Co., PLC
5 Lyon Street N.W.
210 Commece Building
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
P: 616-726-5905
F: 616-726-5906
bkane@kaneplc.com
Technical expertise in the mechanical, electro-mechanical and computer method arts; legal expertise in intellectual property with focus on patent and trademark litigation and meditation.
Bruce M. Kanuch
Currie Kendall, PLC
6024 Eastman Ave.
Midland, MI 48640-2518
P: 989-839-0300
F: 989-832-0077
kanuch@curriekendall.com
Experienced in most areas of intellectual property law with emphasis since 1998 on patent, trademark and copyright litigation and contract, malicious prosecution, trade secret and other litigation matters.  Participated in all phases of litigation from pre-suit due diligence investigations to post-trial motions.  Have taken and defended numerous depositions, worked with technical, legal and damages experts, prepared witnesses for trial, taken witnesses at trial, drafted and argued motions, supervised litigation and developed budgets, worked on appellate briefs, negotiated settlements and represented DOW in mediation.  Technical experience: inorganic chemicals, plastic foams, apparatus, metal alloys and polymers.  Provided internal and external training courses and talks, such as "Negotiation to Yes" and "Operating under the Economic Espionage Act."
Terence J. Linn
Gardner, Linn, Burkhart, & Flory, LLP
2851 Charlevoix Drive, SE, Suite 207
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
P: 616-975-5500
F: 616-975-5505
 
          Experienced electro-mechanical patent practitioner with extensive 
          litigation experience regarding patents, trademarks and copyrights, as  
          well as patent and trademark prosecution and counseling, domestic 
          and foreign.
 
William J. Waugaman
Reising, Ethington, Barnes, et al.
Columbia Center
201 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 400
Troy, MI 48084
Phone: 248-689-3500
Fax: 248-689-4071
waugaman@reising.com
 

Minnesota

   
John D. Gould
Merchant & Gould, PC
3200 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402-2215
Phone: 612-336-4271
Fax: 612-332-9081
My legal expertise is in Patent and Trademarks; rendering opinions and mediating issues of infringement and validity. My areas of technical expertise are mechanical, electrical and simple chemical products and processes.
Alan W. Kowalchyk
Merchant & Gould, PC
3200 IDS Center
80 South 8th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402-2215
Phone: 612-332-5300
Fax: 612-332-9081
akowalchyk@merchant-gould.com
Intellectual property litigation with an emphasis on patent disputes. Areas of technical expertise include immunology, microbiology, genetic engineering, food science, and applied chemistry. Certified Minnesota ADR provider.
Donald W. Niles
Niles Law Office, P.A.
121 Colfax Ave, SW
Wadena, MN 56482
Phone: 218-631-1725
dniles@nilolaw.com
I have substantial experience in all areas of intellectual property litigation. Non-litigation practice focuses on high technology, internet and telecommunications. I have been on the Minnesota Supreme Court Neutral Roster List since its inception in 1994 and am available for service in the areas of mediation, arbitration and discovery special master.
Kenneth L. Port
William Mitchell College of Law
875 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105-3030
Phone: 651-290-7505
Fax: 651-290-6406
kport@wmitchell.edu
Significant experience in trademark and related unfair competition law, including dilution, licensing, international trademark law; copyright law; and Japanese intellectual property. Chair, ABA Subcommittee on International Trademark Treaties.
Vytas M. Rimas
Rimas Law Firm, PLLC
40 South Seventh Street
Suite 212-190
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-720-2786
Fax: 612-332-4119
vmrimas@yahoo.com
Intellectual property and patent litigation in all technical fields. Areas of technical expertise include biology, microbiology, immunology and food science.

Mississippi

   
Stephan Land McDavid
Harris Shelton Hanover Walsh, PLLC
1109 VanBuren Ave.
P.O. Box 1113
Oxford, MS 38655
Phone: 662-281-8300
Fax: 662-281-8353
smcdavis@harrisshelton.com
Twenty years experience including IP arbitration and litigation; trademark and copyright infringement; patents; Intellectual Property professor and expert witness; selected "Best Lawyer in America" with emphasis in Intellectual Property years by his peers.

Missouri

   
Lawrence E. Evans, Jr.
Blackwell Sanders
720 Olive Street
Suite 2400
St. Louis, MO 63101-2396
Phone: 314-345-6431
Fax: 314-345-6060
levans@blackwellsanders.com
Have participated in binding arbitration, early neutral evaluation and mediation as client's attorney. Proponent of alternative dispute resolution for complex civil disputes.

New Hampshire

   
David W. Plant
216 Woodland Trace
New London, NH 03257
Phone: 603-526-2653
Fax: 603-526-2654
dplantadr@aol.com
Intellectual property litigation, counseling and transfer of rights in technology; mediation, neutral evaluation; arbitration; U.S. and International.

New Jersey

   
Edward Dreyfus
Dreyfuss Law Office, LLP
241 North Ave.
Westfield, NJ 07090
Phone: 908-233-4666
Fax: 908-233-7912
dreyfus@edpatent.com
30 years experience in business, technology, law, ADR, licensing, litigation, international, joint ventures, marketing, manufacturing processes, product development, software, telecommunications, turn-key large systems, consumer/industrial products.
Peter L. Michaelson
Michaelson & Associates
P.O. Box 8489
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Phone: 732-542-7800
Fax: 732-542-7858
pete@mandw.com
Extensive intellectual property law experience since 1979 particularly: (a) handling domestic and international patent matters, involving, e.g., complex electronic and software technology; and (b) serving as a court-appointed expert in patent law and a neutral in mediation, neutral evaluation and arbitration of patent disputes.

New York

   
William H. Baker
Alston & Bird LLP
90 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-210-9487
Fax: 212-210-9444
bill.baker@alston.com
Engaged in patent litigation of all types.  Also handle copyright, trademark and trade secret matters.  Secondary specialization as a mediator and arbitrator.
Stevan J. Bosses
ADR Pro, LLC
19 Springdale Road
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Phone: 914-723-9060
Fax: 914-472-5024
sbosses@adrpro.net
I have litigated and prosecuted a wide variety of cases in most areas of intellectual property, including those involving patents, trademarks, unfair competition and trade secrets. Among the patent matters I have handled have been those covering products and processes in many different areas of technology, including medical devices, analytical equipment, pharmaceuticals, computer software, food manufacturing equipment and food manufacturing processes. I have also been involved in all phases of trademark practice, having litigated and prosecuted word mark, design mark and service mark cases, as well as trade dress cases. In addition, I have extensive experience counseling clients with respect to a variety of different problems and have assisted clients with various negotiations, including those involving licenses and acquisitions.
Steven A. Certilman
Steven A. Certilman, PC
488 Madison Avenue, Suite 1200
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-956-3425
steven@certilman.com
Technology licensing and outsourcing agreements, communications agreements, trademarks and copyright licensing. Chartered Arbitrator and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; Lecturer in domestic and international arbitration; Member of AAA & CPR panels of commercial arbitrators and CPR panel of mediators; Published author. (rev. July 5, 2007)
James V. Costigan
1185 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036
Phone: 212-302-8989
Fax: 212-302-8998
Attorney; Solicitation or Patents; Infringement Litigation; Interferences; Licensing and Counseling; Primary technical expertise in Chemical and Pharmaceutical Patents.
William S. Feiler
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell, LLP
3 World Financial Center
New York, NY 10281-2101
Phone: 212-415-8541
Fax: 212-415-8701
wfeiler@lockelord.com
Trial lawyer with extensive intellectual property litigation, licensing and ADR experience in biotechnology, broadcasting, computers, pharmaceutical, chemistry, telecommunications and consumer products, U.S. and international. See www.lockelord.com/wfeiler/ for details.
Jesse J. Jenner
Ropes & Gray/Fish & Neave IP Group
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020-1104
Phone: 212-596-9019
Fax: 646-728-2581
jesse.jenner@ropesgray.com
Extensive litigation in patents, trade secrets and related areas (e.g., Lemelson v. Ford) and counseling, licensing and negotiations, and other services for clients.
John (Jack) O'Brien
Law Offices of John A. O'Brien, PC
866 United Nations Plaza #405
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 646-414-1055
Fax: 646-414-1056
jack@obrien-iplaw.com
For a complete list of cases - patent law, litigation and licensing - go to www.obrien-iplaw.com.
Herbert F. Schwartz
Ropes & Gray/Fish & Neave IP Group
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10020-1104
Phone: 212-596-9010
Fax: 646-728-2563
herbert.schwartz@ropesgray.com
Expertise in all areas of intellectual property -- patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.

North Carolina

   
James Lester
MacCord Mason PLLC
First Union Tower
P.O. Box 2974
Greensboro, NC 27402
Phone: 910-273-4422
Fax: 910-271-2830
jlester@maccordmason.com
Civil engineering degree with emphasis on structures and building systems. Certified mediator; attended Harvard Negotiation Workshop; litigation/arbitration legal courses; textile, furniture, computer and mechanical patent expertise.

Ohio

   
John P. Murtaugh
Pearne & Gordon LLP
1801 East 9th Street
Suite 1200
Cleveland, OH 44144-3108
Phone: 216-579-1700
Fax: 216-579-6073
jmurtaugh@pearnegordon.com
My practice is domestic and foreign patent and trademark prosecution, litigation, licensing and counseling, with particular experience in chemical and mechanical patents.
Jeffrey M. Samuels
University of Akron School of Law
150 University Ave.
Akron, OH 44325-2901
Phone: 330-972-7898
Fax: 330-258-2343
samuels@uakron.edu
Trademark and related unfair competition law, including dilution, right of publicity, licensing, international trademark law, U.S.P.T.O. practice and procedure.

Vincent E. Young
5278 Clover Drive
Sheffield Village, OH 44035
Phone: 440-934-0718
Fax: 440-934-0796
advocatetwo@juno.com
Chemistry/Intellectual Property.

Oklahoma

 
Jerry J. Dunlap, Sr.
Dunlap Codding & Rogers, P.C.
1000 The Tower
1601 NW Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73118-1467
Phone: 405-607-8600
Fax: 405-607-8686
Experienced in patent area for mechanical and hydraulic technologies particularly highway construction equipment. Many years experience in patent and trademark litigation.
 

Oregon

 
 
J. Peter Staples
CHERNOFF VILHAUER LLP
601 SW Second Avenue, Suite 1600
Portland, OR  97204
Phone: 503-227-5631
Fax:  503-278-3309
Mr. Staples' practice emphasizes intellectual property litigation and counseling, and arbitration and mediation of intellectual property matters.
 
 

Pennsylvania

   
Robert S. Bramson
1100 E. Hector Street, Suite 410
Consho Hocken, PA 19428
rbramson@b-p.com
Over my 38 years of experience I have dealt with a wide variety of technologies and issues, although my primary focus has been in computers, electronics and telecommunications.
Kevin R. Casey
Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP
Great Valley Corporate Center
30 Valley Stream Parkway
Malvern, PA 19355-1481
(p) 610-640-5813
(f) 610-640-1965
kcasey@stradley.com
Facile in all areas of technology excepting electrical circuit diagrams, biochemistry and "deep" chemistry; legal expertise focuses on prosecution, litigation, and licensing of patents and trademarks.

South Carolina

   
Billy Craig Killough
Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms
885 Island Park Drive
P.O. Box Drawer H
Charleston, SC 29492
Phone: 843-577-9800
Fax: 843-577-7708
bckillough@charleston.net
I have been a Registered Patent Attorney for more than 30 years.  My practice includes prosecution and litigation of patents and trademarks.  My patent practice has included mechanic, chemical and computer related arts.  I completed a 40 hour mediation training course through the South Carolina Bar and an 8 hour course through the American Arbitration Association.  I was formerly on the Commercial Arbitration Panel of the American Arbitration Association.   I provide mediation and arbitration facilities in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina at no extra charge.  

http://www.barnwell-whaley.com/attorney/b-c-killough.html​

Tennessee

 
I.C. ("Jack") Waddey, Jr.
Waddey & Patterson, P.C.
Roundabout Plaza Suite 500
Nashville, TN 37203-2774
Phone: 615-242-2400
Fax: 615-242-2221
icw@iplawgroup.com
A firm believer in pro-active mediation, I help you find creative solutions in complex cases. While remaining neutral, I offer suggestions of new and innovative approaches to resolve your disputes. I have training in the mechanical arts, IP law and mediation techniques, and the experience in IP litigation, to assist you in finding a settlement that both parties can accept. I have been listed as a Rule 31 Mediator in the Tennessee since September 1998, am on all Tennessee Federal Court lists of approved mediators, and have served as mediator in several major IP disputes. See web page (www.iplawgroup.com )for resume and references.

Texas

 
Gordon T. Arnold
Arnold & Ferrara, LLP
2401 Fountain View, Suite 630
Houston, TX 77057
Phone: 713-972-1649
Fax: 713-972-1180
garnold@arnold-iplaw.com
Electronics, semiconductors, signal processing, oil and gas exploration and production, seismic acquisition and processing flat panels, inorganic chemistry, computer software, consumer products, commercial and IP litigation, licensing, counseling, including patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, antitrust, and related areas.
Tim Headley
Wright Brown & Close, LLP
Three River Way, Suite 600
Houston, TX 77056
Phone: 713-572-4321
Fax: 713-572-4320
headley@wrightbrownclose.com
   
William L. LaFuze
Vinson & Elkins LLP
1001 Fannin
2300 1st City Tower
Houston, TX 77002-6760
Phone: 713-758-2595
Fax: 713-615-5317
blafuze@velaw.com
 
John D. Norris
Winston & Strawn LLP
1111 Louisiana Street, 25th Floor
Houston, TX  77002
Phone:  713-651-2605
Fax:  713-651-2700
jnorris@winston.com
Over 35 years experience in IP litigation and licensing in a wide range   of technologies, especially those related to chemical and petrochemical  technologies.
Gale R. Peterson
Cox & Smith Incorporated
112 East Pecan, Suite 1800
San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: 210-554-5327
Fax: 210-226-8395
grpeters@coxsmith.com
Patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret law, especially the computer, electronic and telecommunication fields.
Bernarr (Bill) Pravel
10806 Oak Hollow
Houston, TX 77024
Phone: 832-202-0209
bpravel@sbcglobal.net
I have primarily served as trial counsel in litigation relating to patents, trademarks, copyrights, and antitrust law. I have also served extensively as a patent law expert witness in court cases.
Peter J. Shurn, III
14138 Heatherfield Drive
Houston, TX 77079
pjshurn@ieee.org
 
William R. Towns
Novak Druve & Quigg, LLP
1000 Louisiana, 53rd Floor
Houston, TX 78002
Phone: 713-571-3400
wrtowns@satx.rr.com
Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation; Admiralty & Maritime Law, Environmental Law and Toxic Tort Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Labor and Employment Law, Bankruptcy.
Paul C. Van Slyke
Locke Liddell & Sapp, L.L.P.
3400 Texas Commerce Tower
600 Travis
Houston, TX 77002-3095
Phone: 713-226-1200
Fax: 713-223-3717
pvanslyke@lockeliddell.com
Extensive experience computer and information law, patent, trademark and trade dress issues, knowledge of the computer industry.

Utah

   
Craig Metcalf
Kirton & McConkie
60 East South Temple
Suite 1800
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: 801-328-3600
Fax: 801-321-4893
cmetcalf@kmclaw.com
Technical and legal areas of expertise: patents including patent prosecution and litigation, opinions, due diligence and licensing.  Trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.  Technical areas include biomedical, mechanical devices, chemistry and biochemistry.
Thomas J. Rossa
Holme Roberts & Owen, LLP
299 South Main Street
Suite 1800
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: 801-521-5800
Fax: 801-521-9639
thom.rossa@hro.com
System, mechanical and electrical/electronic technologies including licensing and litigation.

Virginia

   
Larry S. Nixon
901 North Glebe Road, 4th Floor
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-816-4000
Fax: 703-816-4100
lsn@nixonvan.com
Technical: Any area of electrical or computer engineering. Virtually any type of mechanical subject matter. Light chemistry. Legal: any area of patent law. Copyright law as it applies to computer software. Some trademark experience.
David S. Safran
Robert Mlotkowski & Hobbes, PC
7918 Jones Branch Drive
Suite 500
McLean, VA 22102
Phone: 703-584-3273
Fax: 703-848-2981
dsafran@rmhlaw.com
Have a wide range of technical experience particularly in the mechanical and electromechanical arts (but not limited to them). Extensive patent and trademark prosecution and licensing experience, including multinational protection and licensing of patents and trademarks.

Washington

   
David L. Garrison
2001 Sixth Avenue, Suite 3300
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: 206-441-3440
Fax: 206-441-7362
dlg@skaya.com
Active in all areas of intellectual property law. Emphasis on International aspects, especially in Russia and adjacent countries.
Brian C. Park
Stoel Rives LLP
600 University Street, Suite 3600
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone (206) 386-7542
Fax (206) 386-7500
park.brian@dorsey.com
A registered patent attorney, I handle high stakes/high risk litigations and mediations involving clients' critical assets (technologies, secrets, work product, branding, and business deals).

Wisconsin

   
Michael J. McGovern
Quarles & Brady
411 E. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202-4497
Phone: 414-277-5000
Fax: 414-271-3552
mjm@quarles.com
Significant experience in patent and computer law litigation, including experience as counsel in ADR proceedings and resolution of disputes. CPR Training Course; Co-Chair AIPLA ADR Committee.
 
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