New York University School of Law, New York, New York, June 1985, LLM (Trade Regulation); Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania June 1979, JD; Carnegie-Mellon University Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, May 1975 - M.S. - Electrical Engineering; Carnegie-Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1974-B.S.-Electrical Engineering & Economics;
January 2011 - present, Principal; and Attorney, Arbitrator and Mediator, Michaelson ADR Chambers, LLC, New York, NY and Rumson, NJ; 1984 - April 2012 Principal; and Attorney, Arbitrator and Mediator, Michaelson and Associates (and predecessor firms), Red Bank, New Jersey; 1982 - 1984 - Associate Patent Attorney, Pennie & Edmonds, New York, New York; 1979 - 1982 - Corporate Patent Attorney (Member of the Legal and Patent Staff), Bell Telephone Laboratories Holmdel, New Jersey
Arbitrated: (a) international and domestic intellectual property (IP) disputes, particularly patent disputes involving a wide range of technologies from electronic to pharmaceutical to mechanical; (b) international and domestic information technology (IT), technical and technology-related disputes accross various commercial areas including, e.g. telecommunications, infrastructure and energy (oil, gas, electric, solar); and (c) bilateral investment treaty (BIT) disputes principally involving technical and technology-related issues. Mediated and also served as a court-appointed expert in patent law in numerous patent litigations in the US District Courts involving complex technology accross various industries. Mediated on a court-annexed basis, Hatch-Waxman based pharmaceutical disputes. Also mediated trademark litigations in the US District Courts. Collectively arbitrated and mediated over 600 disputes with amounts in contention ranging from a few thousand dollars to between 400-800 Million USD. See www.plmadr.com for current CV and Bio.