RESOLVING INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY DISPUTES THROUGH MEDIATION

THE BEST TIME TO MEDIATE AN IP DISPUTE

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  • Before a Statement of Claim is issued in order to avoid litigation.
  • At the outset, to help promote good relations between the parties.
  • After the pleadings are exchanged and the issues are well defined.
  • Just before a major (expensive) step in the litigation process such as just before discovery or preparation for trial.
  • When the parties to the dispute are exhausted (emotionally, financially) from the dispute.
  • More often than not, sooner rather than later. Often early mediation motivates the parties and their counsel to think in terms of a workable solution before the parties and counsel become too set in their positions.

RECENT UPDATE

IP Neutrals of Canada congratulates Justice Michael Manson on his recent appointment to the Federal Court of Canada, Trial Division. Justice Manson is a founding member of IP Neutrals of Canada, and his insights and dedication to the advancement of ADR have been invaluable.

IP Neutrals also is pleased to announce that Steven Z. Raber of Fillmore Riley LLP, Winnipeg, has been appointed as a member of IP Neutrals of Canada.

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