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ADR Neutrals, or Alternative Dispute Resolution, is a listing of members of the AIPLA who are willing to be retained as a neutral (e.g., arbitrator, mediator, early neutral evaluator) for disputes involving intellectual property. All have received at least 8 hours of ADR training and have been practicing for a minimum of five years.

 

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  • Robert Armitage Robert Armitage

    Marco Island, FL

    Practice Areas: Mediation, Arbitration
    Areas of Expertise: Trade Secret Disputes, Patent Disputes, Copyright Disputes, Trademark/Trade Dress Disputes

    Arbitration, Mediator of Patent, Trade Secret, Trademark/Trade Dress, and Copyright Disputes. Transactional work (licensing and joint development), patent procurement and enforcement, biopharma patenting strategies, and experience as a Chief Corporate Legal Officer. 

  • Gary Benton Gary Benton

    Palo Alto, CA

    Practice Areas: Mediation, Arbitration
    Areas of Expertise: Patent Disputes

    GARY L. BENTON US, UK and International Arbitrator Gary Benton is an internationally recognized Arbitrator and Mediator with expertise in international business, private investment, technology, IP and emerging growth matters. He has handled hundreds of cases around the world in the course of his career and serves on the panels of the leading international arbitral institutions in the US, Europe and Asia. In addition to his arbitral practice, he is the founder and currently serves as the Chairm ...

  • Paul Burns Paul Burns

    Los Angeles, CA

    Practice Areas: Arbitration, Mediation
    Areas of Expertise: Trademark/Trade Dress Disputes, Trade Secret Disputes, Copyright Disputes, Patent Disputes

    Arbitration, Mediator of Patent, Trade Secret, Trademark/Trade Dress, and Copyright Disputes. 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 ...

  • Theodore Cheng Theodore Cheng

    Princeton Junction, NJ

    Practice Areas: Arbitration, Mediation
    Areas of Expertise: Copyright Disputes, Trade Secret Disputes, Trademark/Trade Dress Disputes, Patent Disputes

    Theo Cheng is an arbitrator and mediator with the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the CPR Institute, FINRA, Resolute Systems, and several federal and state courts, principally focusing on commercial/business, intellectual property, entertainment, technology, and labor/employment disputes. He has over 20 years of commercial and intellectual property litigation experience, most recently as a partner and head of a trademarks and unfair competition practice. Mr. Cheng also serves on the Coun ...

  • Darren Crew Darren Crew

    Washington, DC

    Practice Areas: Arbitration, Mediation
    Areas of Expertise: Trademark/Trade Dress Disputes, Patent Disputes

    Arbitration, Mediator of Patent, and Trademark/Trade Dress disputes.

  • John Delehanty

    New Rochelle, NY

    Practice Areas: Arbitration
    Areas of Expertise: Trademark/Trade Dress Disputes, Trade Secret Disputes, Patent Disputes

  • Susan G. L. Glovsky

    Boston, MA

    Areas of Expertise: Trade Secret Disputes, Trademark/Trade Dress Disputes, Patent Disputes

  • Michael Hopkins

    Milwaukee, WI

  • Florence Jovic

    Belmont, CA

  • William LaFuze William LaFuze

    Houston, TX

    Practice Areas: Mediation, Arbitration
    Areas of Expertise: Trademark/Trade Dress Disputes, Trade Secret Disputes, Copyright Disputes, Patent Disputes

    Arbitration, Mediator of Patent, Trade Secret, Trademark/Trade Dress, and Copyright Disputes. Patent litigator practicing in the oilfield services, computer, smartphone, mechanical, electronics, heath care, medical devices and internet arts; also arbitrator certified by the Harvard Law School in its post-grad program on Dispute Resolution by Mediation and Arbitration.

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For many disputes there are more effective methods of resolution than litigation. When appropriately chosen, alternative dispute resolution procedures, either in conjunction with litigation or independently, can substantially reduce the cost and burdens of litigation and result in solutions not available in court.

Each practicing member of this Association is encouraged to be knowledgeable about alternative dispute resolution processes, and where appropriate, is encouraged to advise the member's clients of the availability, values and characteristics of these alternatives to litigation so that clients can make an informed choice concerning the use of litigation or alternative dispute processes, or both, for resolution of disputes, whether present or prospective.

Please note! 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 AIPLA’s Neutral Registry.