Edited by Kathleen M. Scanlon and Helena Tavares Erickson
Published by International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR)
38 pages; $50 from CPR [Link].
Wow. This is a great introduction to mediation in the patent world. I am a big believer in mediation for patent cases, especially when the amount of damages is less than $10 million. The book presents a five-step approach to mediation:
- Deciding whether and when to mediate;
- Selecting a mediator;
- Pre-mediation planning;
- Mediation sessions; and
- Mediation outcome.
The book tip-toes lightly through each step and evaluates the potential decisions and their trade-offs.
You may be thinking $50 for 38 pages???? But didn’t you just send out a $11,000 check for drafting of a 20 page application that probably includes typos? Apparently, if you join CPR, you will receive a 40% discount.