Peter Michaelson, Esq.
Fellow and Chartered Arbitrator,
Chair Emeritus - NY Branch, and Former Institute Trustee -- CI Arb.
Arbitrator, Mediator and Attorney at law
Michaelson ADR Chambers, LLC
590 Madison Avenue, 21st Floor
New York, New York 10022 US
Primary Practice Areas and ADR Experience:
Serves, since 1991, as an ADR neutral primarily involving IP (patent, trademark, trade secret), IT, and other technology‑related disputes encompassing a wide range of technologies and industries, e.g., aviation, electronics (hardware and software), energy, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and infrastructure (including investment); and secondarily other commercial disputes. Also served, from 1979-2012, as an active IP practitioner concentrating in patent matters (primarily complex electronic, communications and computer-related and mechanical technologies) and trademark matters; and from 2010‑2012 as General Counsel (virtual) for Direct Grid Technologies, LLC.
As a neutral, I have arbitrated over 500 domestic and international disputes primarily: IP, IT, telecom, and other technology-related disputes, and secondarily other commercial disputes; with damages claimed in some of those disputes in the range of US $100-600 Million. Handled domestic and international arbitrations under UNCITRAL, ICC, LCIA, WIPO, CPR and AAA/ICDR rules. Serves as chair, sole arbitrator, co-arbitrator and emergency arbitrator. Mediated over 200 domestic and international disputes, including an international patent dispute concerning mechanical and electronic aeronautical technologies with approximately US $600 Million at issue. Mediated numerous patent litigations in US District Courts involving complex electronic and mechanical technologies and Hatch‑Waxman based pharmaceutical patent disputes. Serves as Court-appointed expert in patent law. Mediates a wide range of other substantive areas for the NJ Superior Court system. To date, I have rendered approximately 250 domain name arbitration decisions (20 reported in US Patents Quarterly). I have extensive arbitration, mediation and negotiation training. For further details, see detailed CV on my website.
Selected Panel Memberships, Professional Associations, etc.:
Fellow, Chartered Arbitrator and Former Trustee (Americas region) -- Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), and Former Chair and Former Acting Treasurer - NY Branch; Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators; Arbitrator (including String Confusion Objections panel) & Mediator - ICDR; Arbitrator & Mediator (Commercial, Large Complex Case, E-discovery/Special Master, M&A and Joint Venture, Domain Name and other panels; Technology panel including SEP-FRAND, Biotech, Pharma. and other specialty rosters) & NJ Storm Sandy mediation panel - AAA; Arbitrator ‑ LCIA; Approved Arbitrator in IP (also mediator), Domain Name, Legal Rights Objections and Trademark Post-Delegation Dispute Resolution panels - WIPO; Arbitrator & Mediator - CPR and KLRCA; Arbitrator - SIAC, HKIAC, PIAC & BCICAC; Arbitrator & Mediator - USDC-EDNY; Arbitrator - FINRA; Approved Mediator - NJ Superior Court; Accredited Mediator - CEDR (UK). Member: International Arbitration Club of New York; American Bar Association; New York, New Jersey and Alaska Bar Associations.
Conducted seminars, served as speaker on many occasions, provided numerous presentations concerning various aspects of ADR, IP law and IP‑related ADR to various legal groups, and organizations, and authored articles on various aspects of arbitration, IP-related ADR and IP law. Martindale-Hubbell rating: “AV” and Peer Review Rating 5.0 out of 5 (“Pre-eminent”). Avvo rating: “10” out of 10 (“Superb”). Listed in, e.g.,: 2016 (and prior) Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, “New Jersey’s Top Rated Lawyers” (for ADR and Arbitration) 2016 (and prior) Ed., and The Roster of International Arbitrators, 2nd Ed. (Juris Pub.).