The natural complement to litigation is arbitration and mediation. Maschoff Brennan has extensive experience resolving disputes in the highly technical areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and licensing disputes, among other intellectual property matters. Our team has handled all types of domestic and international arbitrations governed by the rules of AAA and ICDR, JAMS, CPR, the ICC, UNCITRAL, HKIAC, the Japanese Commercial Arbitration Association, and ad hoc proceedings.

Arbitration provisions are common in IP license agreements. With Maschoff Brennan attorneys’ technical expertise, our attorneys are exceptionally suited to assist clients with arbitration in IP and technology disputes. Our litigators have handled high-value arbitrations involving biotechnology, nucleic acid and protein constructs, cellular telecommunications standards licenses, audiovisual equipment, trademark licensing, franchise disputes, semiconductor manufacturing, and other technology license agreements. We also have handled international arbitrations involving software development, IT outsourcing, large international industrial construction projects, and mining. Bringing together in-depth technical knowledge and a firm grasp of the strategic and procedural intricacies of arbitration, we are committed to providing the best service available to our clients in arbitration.

Our Partner, Sherman Kahn, is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb), a fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, and a member of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center List. He sits as an arbitrator and is on the AAA Commercial and Large and Complex Arbitration Panels, the International Center for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) Panel of Arbitrators, and the CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals. 

The Maschoff Brennan team also includes mediators who have successfully brought parties together to reach fair and reasonable settlement agreements. Our mediators focus on achieving results efficiently, thereby allowing businesses to avoid the typical costs and aggravations of litigation. Again, the years of experience our attorneys have in litigating, arbitrating, and prosecuting patent rights put them in the best position to offer cogent guidance to parties mediating patent matters to quickly reach that elusive middle ground.