More Cos. Seek Early Mediation In IP Disputes

Law360, New York (August 3, 2010, 4:15 PM EDT) -- Because intellectual property litigation can be expensive, unpredictable and a huge drain on business executives’ time, more parties are opting to mediate at an earlier point in a lawsuit or even before a case is launched, according to experts.

Heading into mediation sooner offers parties an advantage over staying in court by giving them more control over the dispute resolution process and allowing them to keep the door open for a future business relationship, experts say.

“The unpredictability of the costs of litigation and the lack...
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