Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator,
Chair Emeritus – NY Branch, and Former Institute Trustee — CI Arb.
Arbitrator, Mediator and Attorney at law
Michaelson ADR Chambers, LLC
590 Madison Avenue, 21st Floor
New York, New York 10022 US
T: +1-212-535-0010; E: firstname.lastname@example.org; W: www.plmadr.com
Primary Practice Areas and ADR Experience:
Serves, since 1991, as an ADR neutral primarily involving IP (patent, trademark, trade secret), IT, and other technology-related disputes encompassing a wide range of technologies and industries, e.g., aviation, electronics (hardware and software), energy, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and infrastructure (including investment); and secondarily other commercial disputes. Also served, from 1979-2012, as an active IP practitioner concentrating in patent matters (primarily complex electronic, communications and computer-related and mechanical technologies) and trademark matters; and from 2010-2012 as General Counsel (virtual) for Direct Grid Technologies, LLC.
As a neutral, I have arbitrated over 500 domestic and international disputes primarily: IP, IT, telecom, and other technology-related disputes, and secondarily other commercial disputes; with damages claimed in some of those disputes in the range of US $100-600 Million. Handled domestic and international arbitrations under UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, WIPO, CPR and AAA/ICDR rules. Serves as chair, sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and emergency arbitrator. Mediated over 200 domestic and international disputes, including an international patent dispute concerning mechanical and electronic aeronautical technologies with approximately US $600 Million at issue. Mediated numerous patent litigations in US District Courts involving complex electronic and mechanical technologies and Hatch-Waxman based pharmaceutical patent disputes. Serves as Court-appointed expert in patent law. Mediates a wide range of other substantive areas for the NJ Superior Court system. To date, I have rendered approximately 250 domain name arbitration decisions (20 reported in US Patents Quarterly). I have extensive arbitration, mediation and negotiation training. For further details, see detailed CV on my website.
Selected Panel Memberships, Professional Associations, etc.:
Fellow, Chartered Arbitrator and Former Trustee (Americas region) — Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), and Former Chair and Former Acting Treasurer – NY Branch; Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators; Arbitrator (including String Confusion Objections panel) & Mediator – ICDR; Arbitrator & Mediator (Commercial, Large Complex Case, E-discovery/Special Master, M&A and Joint Venture, Domain Name and other panels; Technology panel including SEP-FRAND, Biotech, Pharma. and other specialty rosters) & NJ Storm Sandy mediation panel – AAA; Arbitrator – LCIA; Approved Arbitrator in IP (also mediator), Domain Name, Legal Rights Objections and Trademark Post-Delegation Dispute Resolution panels – WIPO; Arbitrator & Mediator – CPR and KLRCA; Arbitrator – SIAC, HKIAC, PIAC & BCICAC; Arbitrator & Mediator – USDC-EDNY; Arbitrator – FINRA; Approved Mediator – NJ Superior Court; Accredited Mediator – CEDR (UK). Member: International Arbitration Club of New York; American Bar Association; New York, New Jersey and Alaska Bar Associations.
Conducted seminars, served as speaker on many occasions, provided numerous presentations concerning various aspects of ADR, IP law and IP-related ADR to various legal groups, and organizations, and authored articles on various aspects of arbitration, IP-related ADR and IP law. Martindale-Hubbell rating: “AV” and Peer Review Rating 5.0 out of 5 (“Pre-eminent”). Avvo rating: “10” out of 10 (“Superb”). Listed in, e.g.,: 2016 (and prior) Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, “New Jersey’s Top Rated Lawyers” (for ADR and Arbitration) 2016 (and prior) Ed., and The Roster of International Arbitrators, 2nd Ed. (Juris Pub.).