IP Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is increasingly used as an efficient and affordable option for resolving intellectual property disputes. ADR is a neutral mechanism that allows parties to solve their disputes outside of the court in a private forum, with the assistance of a qualified neutral intermediary of their choice. It can be used if all parties agree to submit their dispute to the procedure, or if mandated by the courts. Options include: mediation, in which a mediator assists the parties in reaching a settlement of their dispute but does not render a decision; and arbitration, in which the dispute is submitted to an arbitrator who makes a binding decision.

McHale | Slavin is experienced with the full array of ADR options. We understand the process of utilizing arbitration or mediation as an alternative to brining an IP dispute case to trial and the strategies for guiding disputes into an advantageous dispute resolution forum. Our attorneys have analyzed and weighed the risks and benefits of utilizing ADR and negotiating settlements. We understand the differences among the various types of IP disputes and how strategies differ according to the needs of each form of protection. Contact us for additional information or to schedule a consultation.