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Harrie Samaras Publishes Second Edition of Book on the Use of ADR in Intellectual Property and Technology Cases

West Chester, Pa. – Harrie Samaras is the editor of and a contributing author to the book ADR Advocacy, Strategies, and Practices for Intellectual Property and Technology Cases, published by the ABA’s Section of Intellectual Property Law. This updated and expanded version of Harrie’s earlier book provides the guidance, practical knowledge, and practice-tailored language, forms, and appendices necessary to effectively use ADR processes in intellectual property and technology disputes.

The new edition has added chapters on initial damages assessments, advocacy in mediation, arbitrating technology cases, and advocacy in UDRP (domain name) proceedings. It has substantially updated chapters relating to drafting pre-dispute ADR provisions (including sample clauses), performing early case assessments for the early resolution and management of disputes, and using special masters.

This book is intended to serve as a practical guide for attorneys (in-house or outside counsel) and business executives whose work requires them to have knowledge and skills in using alternatives to litigation for resolving intellectual property and technology disputes. It comprises strategies, skills, and practices that may be new, improving, or reaffirming. Overall, the aim is for counsel (who represent clients in ADR processes), participants (legal/business) in ADR processes and transactional attorneys (who draft and negotiate pre-dispute resolution clauses) to be more effective at what they do.

The ADR Office of Harrie Samaras specializes in helping parties resolve disputes, both U.S. and international. The ADR services that the firm provides include Arbitration, Mediation, Early Neutral Evaluation, ADR Consulting, and Case Presentation Feedback. More information about the firm can be found at