Patent Mediation Guide

94 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2019

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Peter S. Menell

UC Berkeley School of Law

Kathi Vidal

Winston & Strawn LLP

Leeron Kalay

Fish & Richardson P.C.

Matthew Powers

Tensegrity Law Group

Sarita Venkat


Date Written: January 22, 2019


This stage-by-stage and issue-by-issue guide to mediation of patent disputes supplements the Patent Case Management Judicial Guide (PCMJG), a comprehensive treatise developed for the federal judiciary. The PCMJG addresses the mechanics, timing, and considerations for effective mediation when judges are managing patent cases. This supplement provides analogous guidance to patent mediators (magistrate judges and private mediators), in-house counsel, and litigation counsel. The authors have worked extensively with experienced federal judges, mediators, counsel, and parties to identify ways to promote cost-effective, time-effective, and constructive dispute resolution.

Keywords: Patent, Mediation, ADR

Suggested Citation

Menell, Peter S. and Vidal, Kathi and Kalay, Leeron and Powers, Matthew and Venkat, Sarita, Patent Mediation Guide (January 22, 2019). UC Berkeley Public Law Research Paper, Available at SSRN: or

Peter S. Menell (Contact Author)

UC Berkeley School of Law ( email )

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Berkeley, CA 94720-7200
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Kathi Vidal

Winston & Strawn LLP ( email )

United States

Leeron Kalay

Fish & Richardson P.C. ( email )

1717 Main St.
Suite 5000
Dallas, TX 75201
United States

Matthew Powers

Tensegrity Law Group ( email )

555 Twin Dolphin Dr., Suite 360
Redwood Shores, CA 94065
United States

Sarita Venkat


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