Allen Sokal is
on the American Arbitration Association's list of neutrals. He was a patent
examiner for five years, clerked for Judge Jack Miller on the United States
Court of Customs and Patent Appeals for two years, and entered a private
practice in 1976. He practices patent litigation, with a particular
concentration in appellate practice in the United States Court of Appeals for
the Federal Circuit. Although Allen’s district court litigation has focused
primarily on the pharmaceutical and chemical fields, throughout his career
Allen has handled appellate cases in an array of technologies. He has briefed
and argued more than 50 cases at the United States Court of Appeals for the
Federal Circuit and other regional circuits. He has also been retained as a
patent law expert witness in infringement suits. Allen has lectured extensively
throughout the world on patent law, licensing, and legal ethics issues for bar
organizations and clients, as well as on chemical patent practice for the
Patent Resources Group and C5.
With more than 25 years’ experience in complex business disputes and IP matters, we focus 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.
Daniel A. Boehnen
Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, LLP
300 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
My practice has historically emphasized litigation of
complex patent disputes; with particular experience in areas of all life
sciences (biotech, pharma and diagnostics), telecommunications, molding, and industrial
William Mitchell College of Law
875 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105-3030
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
Law Office of Tim Headley
7941 Katy Fwy.
Houston, TX 77024-1924