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The Bar Association of San Francisco presents
Mediating IP Disputes

May 24, 2019: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
MCLE Credits - 1 H
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Tested Strategies for Early Assessment and Resolution of Patent, Trademark, Copyright and Trade Secret Disputes

Mark LeHocky
ADR Services, Inc
A former IP and complex litigation attorney turned public company general counsel turned mediator, Mark LeHocky has been repeatedly voted a Best Lawyer in America for Mediation.

Mehrnaz Boroumand Smith
Partner, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
A Northern California Super Lawyer in Intellectual Property (IP) litigation, Mehrnaz Boroumand Smith focuses her practice on IP and complex commercial litigation matters.

Frank Busch
Partner, Wagstaff, von Loewenfeldt, Busch & Radwick

IP disputes are challenging to settle early in the life of a dispute. Accordingly, mediation efforts are often delayed, frequently triggering unintended consequences, lost opportunities and unrecoverable sunk costs. It need not be this way. The speakers will outline strategies to resolve IP disputes more efficiently through tested early dispute resolution (EDR) initiatives and examples of earlier diagnosis and resolution of all forms of IP disputes. While one size does not fit all, patterns, similarities and opportunities will emerge, prompting practical ideas applicable to most IP disputes.

ADR Section Chair: John S. Worden, Schiff Hardin LLP
Intellectual Property Section Chair: Sebastian Kaplan, Gerard Fox Law


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Program: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Event Code: R190043

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