B.A. Yale, 1968; J.D. Harvard Law School, 1972
Member of the Intellectual Property Litigation Group of Alston & Bird, concentrating on patent litigation. Also handle copyright, trademark and trade secret matters and maintain a practice in international arbitration. Before specializing in IP and international, was a general litigator litigating general commercial, antitrust, products liability, class action, construction, and real estate disputes. First-chaired more than two dozen trials.
Served as a mediator or arbitrator in several dozen disputes. Reprresentative disputes include cases relating to infringment of pharmaceutical patents, licencing of biotech patents, infringement of biological patents, software contracts in Russia, oil drilling in Ecuador, termination of distributorship in France, agricultural shipments from Africa, electronics shipments from Taiwan, construction disputes in Canada, and class action disputes, among others. One of 25 mediators recomended to the IPO (Intellectual Property Owners Association) for its members' use in mediating IP disputes. On the panel of mediators for AIPLA (American Intellectual Property Association) On the mediation and arbitration rosters of WIPO, CPR, ICC, LCIA (London Court of International Arbitration), and the AAA. Past officer of the North America Users' Council of the LCIA; past chair of the International Litigation and Arbitration Commitee of the Litigation Section of the ABA; on the Advisory Board of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration; chair of the mediation subcommitee of IPO; former chair of the arbitration subcommitee of IPO; former member of the AAA's Task Force on Arbitration Panels for Large, Complex Case; frequent lecturer on mediation and arbitration topics and participant in mock mediations of IP disputes at IPO and AIPLA meetings.
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