Considerations For Using ADR in Intellectual Property Litigation (RECORDING)
Recorded On: 08/01/2023
This webinar will examine ways to incorporate Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) into intellectual property disputes from using arbitration clauses in license agreements to strategies for going to mediation. The pros and cons of various approaches will be discussed as will consideration of what attributes to look for in a neutral third party.
Registered US Patent & Trademark Attorney & Chemist
Ladas & Parry LLP
Frank Gao is a registered patent attorney and chemist. Prior to joining Ladas & Parry LLP, Mr. Gao worked for another prominent Chicago patent law firm and he was in-house patent counsel at Sandvik. Before Sandvik, he was a patent agent/attorney at a law firm in California. Before entering law school, Mr. Gao worked at Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) editorial division, where he analyzed and built database entries for patents in fields of pharmaceuticals, polymer, and material science. Mr. Gao also worked at Princeton Biomolecules where he synthesized customized peptides via solid-state synthesis. Frank is an active Mandarin Speaker and obtained undergraduate and graduate degrees in China, a Ph.D. student at Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel and also an Ohio state University graduate. Frank is a Lanham Act Mediator before the United District Court of Northern District of Illinois.
Hon. Faith Hochberg
Hochberg ADR LLC
Judge Hochberg served many years as a federal judge in the District of New Jersey. In 2015, she founded Hochberg ADR [www.JudgeHochberg.com],to serve as a Mediator, Arbitrator, Special Master, Mock Court Judge and Monitor in complex U.S. and international litigation. Judge Hochberg has served as a court-appointed Monitor in international cybersecurity cases, and is currently serving as a court-appointed Special Master in many cases in both federal and state courts, including patent, antitrust, trade secrets and multi-district litigation (MDL cases). Judge Hochberg is a distinguished neutral admitted to the rosters of the AAA, ICDR, ICC, CPR, and WIPO; she is a Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Her expertise broadly spans many areas of law: patent and other intellectual property litigation and licensing; class actions; corporate contract; insurance; banking & financial institutions; securities; antitrust; trade secrets; pharmaceutical development and licensing; merger and acquisition transactions; partnership disputes, and many more. Judge Hochberg graduated from Harvard Law School, magna cum laude, where she was an Editor of the Harvard Law Review. She earned a B.A., summa cum laude, from Tufts University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. She also attended the London School of Economics.
Mediation and Arbitration Services Specialist
The Morgan Law Firm I P.C.
Elizabeth Ann “Betty” Morgan is board certified by the Florida Bar as a specialist in in intellectual property law through 2023 and was certified business litigation from 1997 to 2007. Admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar, Ms. Morgan also is admitted to all federal district courts in Florida and in Georgia, to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and to the United States Supreme Court. Ms. Morgan has handled cases in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Minnesota, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Nebraska, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas and the Virgin Islands. Ms. Morgan has significant jury trial experience in federal court, including patent, trademark, copyright and employment matters. Ms. Morgan has handled more than 100 matters before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.