Resolving Intellectual Property Disputes In and Out of the Courtroom
Many disputes can be resolved without the expense of trial. One way is by mediation or another form of alternative dispute resolution.
At Venjuris, we mediate a broad range of intellectual property disputes, and are candid about recommending these options when the situation warrants, rather than proceeding or continuing with litigation.
Intellectual Property Mediation and Arbitration
Mediation and arbitration are processes in which a neutral third-party attorney assists with achieving a resolution for both parties. Unlike litigation, mediation is highly beneficial for both parties because it leaves the decision in their hands, not the hands of a judge or jury. Additionally, mediation is very cost-effective, and saves you time and the stress of expensive court costs and fees.
Arbitration is another form of alternative dispute resolution that we offer. In arbitration, one of our experienced arbitrators, who also possesses a wealth of knowledge on intellectual property, judges the dispute in a single day. Each party can present evidence to the arbitrator in a less formal setting than an actual trial, and the arbitrator renders a decision shortly thereafter. This is an effective way to avoid the high cost of trial and involve someone who understands the legal issues in the dispute. In many cases, judges are unfamiliar with the highly technical nature of intellectual property disputes.
It is critical that you work with a lawyer who is experienced in intellectual property law to handle your situation. We frequently handle mediations and arbitrations regarding patents, trademarks, copyrights and licensing. Because our legal staff primarily practices in this area of law, we have the knowledge and understanding to mediate matters most effectively. In addition to being experienced mediators, our attorneys have experience as pro tem judges and mediators in the Superior Court of Arizona.