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THE AIPLA LIST OF ARBITRATORS AND MEDIATORS 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. The Registry provides additional biographical information about the neutrals to allow more informed selection, such as information on education and employment history, technology interest, bar membership, ADR experience, and references.

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.   


Gary L. Benton
228 Hamilton Ave.
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone: 650-798-5100

More than 35 years experience in law firms and in-house. Areas of specialty include: high tech/Internet, telecom, and biotech/pharma.


Robert A. Bohrer
225 Cedar Street
San Diego, CA 92101-3090
Phone: 619-525-1435
Fax: 619-696-9999

Biotechnology and pharmaceutical technology, particularly licensing and technology transfer.


Paul E. Burns
Procopio Cory Hargreaves & Savitch LLP
525 B Street, Suite 2200
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: 619-525-3877
Fax: 619-398- 0177

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. Henry Heines
37 Midway Street
Apt S
San Francisco, CA 94133
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
11570 Skyline Drive
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Phone: 714-838-1392

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.


Hon. William McDonald Ret.-
500 N. State College Blvd
14th Floor
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714- 939-1300
Fax: 714- 568-5185

As a trial Judge, I am specialized in complex business matters.  Experienced in handling disputes involving chemical, metallurgical, electronic, software, hardware, source code and other technical fields.


Sheldon R. Meyer 
Tucker Ellis LLP 
One Market Plaza 
Steurt Tower, Suite 700 
San Francisco, CA 94105 
Phone: 415-617-2243 
Fax: 415-617-2409​ 


Kate Murashige
Morrison & Foerster, LLP.​
12531 High Bluff Drive, Ste 100 
San Diego, CA 92130 
Phone: 858-720-5112
Fax: 858-720-5125

Certified mediator byt the National Conflict Resolution Center (NCRC).   Arbitration  capability by virtue of being a patent practitioner for 40 years with experience in prosecution, inventorship disputes, licensing issues and infringement evaluation.  Techical areas: chemistry, biotech and mechanical.


Robert W. Payne
Payne IP Law
111 N. Market Street
Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: 408- 981-4293

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

​Irving S. Rappaport, Esq., CLP, IAM 300 
1500 Edgewood Drive 
Palo Alto, CA 94303 
Phone: 650-321-7024​

Mr. Rappaport's expertise include: Buying/Selling/Licensing IP, IP Strategy Development, FRAND and RAND licensing, and much more.


Jeffrey M. Samuels
20 Gordon Street
Sausalito, CA 94965
Tel: 703 346-1646      

Trademark and related unfair competition law, including dilution, right of publicity, licensing, international trademark law, U.S.P.T.O. practice and procedure


Scott Jolliffe
100 King St W
Toronto, ON M5X1G5
Phone: 416-986-2540 

Intellectual property: patent, trademark, copyright, design and trade secret litigation experience. 


Joseph E. Kovarik
Sheridan Ross, PC
1560 Broadway, Suite 1200
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-863-9700
Fax: 303-863-0223

Prosecuted, licensed and litigated numerous intellectual property cases dealing with a wide variety of technologies (e.g. biosciences) over 18 years of practice.


Steven A. Certilman
Steven A. Certilman, PC
350 Bedford Street
Stamford, CT 06901
Phone: 203 977-7800
Fax: 203 425-8600

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)

District of Columbia 

Carter Eltzroth
P.O Box 25801
Washington, DC 20027
Phone: 202-302-2466 

Resolution of disputes on intellectual property and licensing, including on  standardized technologies and application of IPR policies of standards bodies; WIPO arbitrator.  Further details on my practice can be found at


Allen M. Sokal
1050 Connecticut Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-861-1539​ 

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.​


Robert (Bob) A. Armitage 
Consultant, IP Strategy and Policy 
320 Seaview Court #1811 
Marco Island, FL 34145 
Phone: 703-801-6334  

Transactional work (licensing and joint development), patent procurement and enforcement, biopharma patenting strategies, and experience as a Chief Corporate Legal Officer. 


Brian R Gilchrist
Allen, Dyer, Doppeit, Milbrath, & Gilchrist, P.A
P.O Box 3791
Orlando, FL 32802-3791
Phone: 407-841-2330
Fax: 407-841-2343

​Intellectual Property litigation including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets.


David W. Henry
Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin
315 E Robinson St.
Suite 550
Orlando, FL 32801
Phone: 407-420-4418
Fax: 407-859-3008

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.


Leslie J. Lott
Lott & Fischer, PL
255 Aragon Avenue, Third Floor
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Phone: 305-448-7089
Fax: 305-446-6191

I have practiced for over 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.


Professor Darryl C. Wilson
Stetson University College of Law
1401 61st Street South, Suite 213
Gulport, FL 33707
Phone: 813-562-7882
Fax: 813-347-3738

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.


Michael J. Powell
Powell IP Law, LLC
10 Glenlake Parkway, Suite 130
Atlanta, Georgia 30328
Office: 678-222-3444
Mobile: 678-770-5​492​
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​. 


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

Over 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, LLP
300 South Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
Phone: 312-913-0001
Fax: 312-913-0002

​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 process controls.​


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 US 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.


Harry J. Roper
Jenner & Block LLP
353 N Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60654-4704
Phone: 312-923-8303
Fax: 312-923-8403

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.


Daniel J. Lueders
Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, McNett & Henry LLP
Patent and Trademark Attorney 
111 Monument Circle, Suite 3700 
Indianapolis, IN 46204 
Phone: 317-634-3456

Mr. Lueders serves as partner at Woodard, Emhardt, Moriarty, McNett & Henry LLP.  The firm practices exclusively in intellectual property law. He has more than 30 years experience in this field. Mr. Lueders was adjunct professor at Indiana University School of Law.


Nancy G. Tinsley
Tinsley ADR & Legal Services LLC 
10550 Windjammer Ct. 
Indianapolis, IN 46236 
Phone: 317-370-2529

Ms. Tinsley serves as a mediator and arbitrator in intellectual property matters and has 25 years experience in chemical, mechanical, software, medical device and pharmaceutical patent matters, as an inventor, outside patent litigation counsel and in-house counsel.  Ms. Tinsley is a registered patent attorney and a registered civil mediator in Indiana.


Arthur K. Shaffer
7101 College Blvd, Suite 1520
Overland Park, KS 66210
Phone: 913-345-0900

Experienced in all aspects of intellectual property litigation including patents, trademarks and copyrights. Experience in all phases of litigation, including discovery, depositions and trial work. Successfully negotiated resolutions in many cases including representing various clients in over 20 mediations. Technical expertise includes electrical, computer & controls engineering, industrial processes and HVAC systems. Taught hundreds of hours of CLE courses to local and national attorneys, teaching them about IP, litigation, discovery and trial strategy.


Robert (Bob) A. Armitage 
Consultant, IP Strategy and Policy 
80 Point of Pines Ave.
Centreville, MA 02632 
Phone: 703-801-6334 

Transactional work (licensing and joint development), patent procurement and enforcement, biopharma patenting strategies, and experience as a Chief Corporate Legal Officer. 


Jerry Cohen
Burns & Levinson LLP
125 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02110
Phone: 617-345-3276
Fax: 617-345-3299

Over 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.


Susan G. L. Glovsky 
155 Seaport Boulevard 
Boston, MA 02210 


Leonard S. Michelman
Michelman Law Offices
P.O. Box 2992
Springfield, MA 01101 
Phone: 413-737-1166
Fax: 414-736-0429

Mechanical patent filed about 100 electrical experience radio-transmitter. Patent Office transistor, all telephone transmitters & circuits - switching TV circuits.


Richard D. Grauer
1006 Stratford Lane
Bloomfield Hill, MI 48304
Phone: 248-712-6678

Technical expertise in the mechanical arts; legal expertise in all phases of IP Law, especially patent law, and service as a special master.


Barry C. Kane
Kane & Co., PLC
29 Pearl St. N.W.
410 Federal Square Building
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616- 726-5905
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
Mitchell Intellectual Property Law
1595 Galbraith Ave.
Grand Rapids , Mi 49546
Direct Line: 989-798-1606
Office Number 616-965-2430

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
Van Dyke, Gardner, Linn & Burkhart, LLP
2851 Charlevoix Drive, S.E.
P. O. Box 888695
Grand Rapids, MI 49588-8695
Phone: 616-975-5500
Fax: 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. 


David A. Allgeyer
Lindquist & Vennum
4200 IDS Center
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612- 371-3211
Fax: 612- 371-3207

I have been practicing in intellectual property and commercial litigation and arbitration for over 30 years, handling trials, appeals, and arbitrations and serving as an arbitrator and mediator.  Arbitrator in over sixty commercial arbitrations and successfully mediated dozens of cases ranging from patent, trademark, copyright and other commercial disputes to disputes in virtually all areas of civil law.


John D. Gould
Merchant & Gould P.C.
3200 IDS Center
80 South Eighth St.
Minneapolis, MN 55402-2215

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

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.


Don W. Niles
Niles Law Ofice, P.A 
121 Colfax Ave. SW 
Wadena, MN 56482 
Phone: 612-296-7788 
Fax: 888-644-8522

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

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 Rimas, Esq.
Rimas Law Firm, PLLC
18281 Minnetonka Blvd., Suite E
Minneapolis, MN 55391
Phone: 952-476-4000
Cell: 612-720-2786
Fax: 800-208-6315

Intellectual property and patent litigation in all technical fields. Areas of technical expertise include biology, microbiology, immunology and food science.


Arthur K. Shaffer
7101 College Blvd, Suite 1520
Overland Park, KS 66210
Phone: 913-345-0900

Experienced in all aspects of intellectual property litigation including patents, trademarks and copyrights. Experience in all phases of litigation, including discovery, depositions and trial work. Successfully negotiated resolutions in many cases including representing various clients in over 20 mediations. Technical expertise includes electrical, computer & controls engineering, industrial processes and HVAC systems. Taught hundreds of hours of CLE courses to local and national attorneys, teaching them about IP, litigation, discovery and trial strategy.

New Jersey

Edward Dreyfus
Dreyfuss Law Office, LLP
241 North Ave.
Westfield, NJ 07090
Phone: 908-233-4666
Fax: 908-233-7912

Over 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.

New Mexico

Barry C. Kane
Dispute Resolution Center of New Mexico
451 Camino del Monte Sol
Santa Fe, NM  87505

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. 

New York

William H. Baker
Alston & Bird LLP
90 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-210-9487
Fax: 212-210-9444

Engaged in patent litigation of all types.  Also handle copyright, trademark and trade secret matters.  Secondary specialization as a mediator and arbitrator.


Theodore K. Cheng
Fox Horan & Camerini
825 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 212-408-4800
Fax: 212-269-2383

20 years experience in copyrights, trademarks, patents, and trade secrets.  AAA arbitrator/mediator.  More information is available at 


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.


John M. Delehanty
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Chrysler Center - 666 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10017
(212) 692 - 6703
(914) 645 - 3711 (cell)

Participation as Neutral or Advocate in over 60 commercialarbitrations and mediations in the US and abroad. Chair, sole arbitrator, wingman and mediator in complex intellectual property and commercial cases.  Representative cases: computer software; biotechnology (Hepatitis C drug); artificial sweeteners; pharmaceutical products (arthritis and erythropoietin drugs); false advertising; patent royalties.  Listed or formerly listed on rosters of World Intellectual Property Organization, American Arbitration Association, CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR), and U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York.
Member, The Sedona Conference, Working Group 10 – Patent Litigation Best Practices, Patent Mediation Team.  Member, CPR Task Force on Patent Mediation (Chair, Subcommittee on Unique Patent Issues).  Panel Chair of the New York Lawyer Disciplinary Committee for five years. Presided over 20 contested disciplinary proceedings. Founded the Complaint Mediation Panel to resolve lawyer-client grievances in New York.


Jessie J. Jenner 
Ropes & Gray LLP 
1211 Avenue of the Americas 
New York, NY 10036 
Phone; 212-596-9019 
Fax: 646-728-2581

Extensive litigation in patents, trade secrets and related areas (e.g., Lemelson v. Ford) and counseling, licensing and negotiations, and other services for clients.


Ms. Patricia A. Martone
Law Office of Patricia A. Martone, P.C.
565 Fifth Avenue, Ninth Floor
New York, NY 10017
P: 212-403-7459

Ms. Martone founded her own firm in January of 2014. She is an arbitrator and patent trial and licensing attorney handling complex high stakes matters for global companies. She serves on the roster of Commercial Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association. Her law practice is consultation, advice and negotiation assistance with respect to prospective and pending patent disputes and patent



Peter L. Michaelson, Esq.
Michaelson ADR Chamber, LLC
Michaelson and Associates
590 Madison Avenue
21st Floor
New York, NY 10022
Phone: 1- 212-535-0010

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.


John (Jack) O’Brien
Law Offices of John A. O’Brien, PC
PO Box 353
Bridgehampton, NY 11932
Phone: 631-537-6437

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North Carolina

James Lester
1600 Wells Fargo Tower
300 N. Greene St.
Greensboro, NC 27401
Phone: 336- 273-4422
Fax: 336- 271-2830

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.


John P. Murtaugh
1801 East 9th Street, Suite 1200 
Cleveland, OH  44114-3108 
Phone: 216-579-1700 
Fax: 216-579-6073

My practice is domestic and foreign patent and trademark prosecution, litigation, licensing and counseling, with particular experience in chemical and mechanical patents.


Jerry J. Dunlap Sr.
Dunlap Codding & Rogers, P.C.
The Film Row District
609 W Sheridan Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Phone: 405- 607-8800

Experienced in patent area for mechanical and hydraulic technologies particularly highway construction equipment. Many years experience in patent and trademark litigation.


Peter Staples
Chernoff Vilhauer LLP
601 SW Second Avenue
Suite 1600
Portland, OR 97204
Phone: 503-278-3308
Fax: 503-278-3309

​35 years' experience in patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets, including prosecution, opinions, licensing and litigation. Registered patent attorney. Current practice emphasizes litigation, arbitration, and mediation of IP disputes, Member INTA Mediator Network.

South Carolina

Billy C. Killough
Barnwell Whaley Patterson & Helms
288 Meeting Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box Drawer H
Charleston, SC 29492
Phone: 843-577-9800
Fax: 843-577-7708

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.


Gordon T. Arnold
Arnold Knobloch & Saunders, LLP
4900 Woodway, Suite 900
Houston, TX 77056
Phone: 713-972-1649
Fax: 713-972-1180​

​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
Law Office of Tim Headley
7941 Katy Fwy.
Suite 506
Houston, TX 77024-1924
Phone: 713-467-8500
Fax: 713-467-8501​


William L. LaFuze
McKool Smith
600 Travis Street, Suite 700
Houston, TX 77002
Phone: 713-485-7307​


​Peter J. Shurn III
14138 Heatherfield Drive
Houston, TX 77079


William R. Towns
Novak Druce Connolly Bove & Quigg, LLP
100 Lousiana, 53rd Floor
Houston, TX 78002
Phone: 713-571-3400

Intellectual Property and Commercial Litigation.


Paul C. Van Slyke
Hoover Slovacek LLP
5051 Westheimer Suite1200
Galleria Tower II
Houston, TX 77056
Phone: 713-735-4129
Fax: 713-458-4829

Extensive experience in computer and information law, patent, trademark and trade dress issues, knowledge of the computer industry


Craig Metcalf
Kirton & McConkie
60 East South Temple
Suite 1800
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Phone: 801-328-3600
Fax: 801-321-4893

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.


Robert (Bob) A. Armitage
Consultant, IP Strategy and Policy
1106 Old Cedar Rd.
McLean, VA 22102
Phone: 703-801-6334 

Transactional work (licensing and joint development), patent procurement and enforcement, biopharma patenting strategies, and experience as a Chief Corporate Legal Officer. 


Lance G. Johnson
Johnson Legal PLLC
12545 White Drive 
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 202-445-2000​


Larry S. Nixon
901 North Glebe Road, 4th Floor
Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-816-4000
Fax: 703-816-4100

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​

​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. Also a member of the ICANN Domain Name Dispute and International Property panels of arbitrators of the Forum (formally, the National Arbitration).


Mark A. Thomas
Dilworth IP, LLC
11800 Judiths Grove Court
Manassas, VA 20112-7543
Phone: 203-220-8496
Fax: 203-220-8497

​Over 20 years as an 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.


David L. Garrison
P.O. Box 16100
Seattle, WA 98116

Active in all areas of intellectual property law. Emphasis on International aspects, especially in Russia and adjacent countries.