Cheryl Heather Agris

ADR Training
Special Education Mediation Training (12/07); Transformative Mediation Training (5/07); EDNY Workshop, "Avoiding Litigation about Mediation" 2006; American Arbitration Association Award Writing Workshop, 2005; Advanced Negotiation and Mediation Skills Training, 2005 (Abrams Mediation); EEOC Mediation Training, 2005; Mediating Bankruptcy Cases, NY County Lawyers Association, 2004; NASD Arbitrator Training, Expungement Training, 2004; American Arbitration Association Arbitration II Workshop, 2004; American Arbitration Association, Arbitration I Workshop, 2003; Basic Community Mediation Training, Westchester Mediation Center of Cluster, Inc. 2003 (certified 2004); Mediation Training-Franklin Pierce Law Center, 2001; ADR Day (New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education), 2001; Negotiation Workshop (New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education), 2001; NASD Arbitrator Chairperson Training, 2001; NASD Arbitrator Training Program, 2000

Professional Training
1992: J.D., Brooklyn Law School Top 15% 1986: Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland; School of Hygiene and Public Health - Thesis: "Effects of Oligonucleoside Methylphosphonates on Vesicular Stomatitis Virus Protein Synthesis and Infection" 1979: Bachelor of Arts, Chenistry, Goucher College, Towson, Maryland; GPA of 3.57

Professional Experience
1998-Present: Intellectual Property Practice, The Law Offices of Cheryl H. Agris, Ph.D., Preparation and prosecution of U.S. patent applications in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and chemical fields; overseeing foreign prosecution of patent applications; patentability and validity studies; infringement analysis; freedom of operation studies; preparation of licensing, consulting and confidentiality agreements; peer review of patent prosecution by third parties; preparation and prosecution of trademark applications

ADR Experience
Have served as an Arbitrator for NASD since 2000 and NFA since 2002; have served as a panelist on the EDNY and NY Supreme Court Commercial Division Mediation Panels (NY County since 2004 and Westchester County since 2005); have been a member of American Arbitration Association's Commercial Panel since 2002; have served as a mediator for the International Dispute Resolution Center of the American Arbitration Association; have served as a Mediator since 2003 for Westchester Mediation Center of Cluster (Community and Small Claims Court); is an Arbitrator for the Lemon Law Program and is a member of the Westchester County Attorney Fee Dispute Resolution Arbitration Panel.

Other Information
Fields of specialization: Contract Interpretation, Contract Law, Patent Law, Trademark Law & Technology - Intellectual Property