Effective Advocacy In Patent Mediation

Law360, New York (May 10, 2010, 2:09 PM EDT) -- Mediation is often an attractive option for patent disputes in view of the high cost of patent litigation, the short life cycles of high-tech products, and the desire of one or both parties for confidentiality. Mediation is tricky terrain for the patent litigator, however. It’s neither fully adversarial nor fully cooperative. Counsel is there to advocate for his or her client, yet counsel can’t be in full battle mode.

If you’re a litigator with a successful practice, you already know how to convince a court of...
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