Arbitration & Mediation Committee
The committee will proactively promote and support the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution as a viable option for business and law firms to resolve disputes involving intellectual property. The committee will monitor legislative proposals involving ADR to identify appropriate instances where advocacy by the committee may be warranted. The committee will review and propose refinements for The Supplementary Rules for Resolution of Patent Disputes of the American Arbitration Association. The committee will develop criteria for and a listing of qualified mediators. The committee plans to develop a workshop directed toward education of the patent bar in both mediation and arbitration processes.
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