Arbitral Institutions and Arbitration Rules - Chapter 4 - Arbitration of International Intellectual Property Disputes, Second Edition

Sherman Kahn
Conna A. Weiner
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84 pages
January, 2021
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Sherman Kahn is an arbitrator and represents clients in international arbitrations presenting complex technical and commercial issues.  He has arbitrated under the ICC, AAA, ICDR, CPR, JCAA, UNCITRAL and other rules. He has sat as chair, sole arbitrator, and wing arbitrator in international and domestic arbitrations on subjects including IT outsourcing, software development, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, mining, patent infringement, trademark licensing, unfair competition and trade disparagement, and commercial issues.  Mr. Kahn provides advice regarding clause drafting and pre-dispute issues in connection with major construction and infrastructure projects.  He is on the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) Panel of Arbitrators, the American Arbitration Association Roster of Commercial Arbitrators and the CPR Distinguished Panel of Neutrals and the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB) Panel of International Arbitrators.  He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) and a member of the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center Tech List.  He also acts as a mediator.  Mr. Kahn has 25 years of experience in patent litigation including matters involving programmable logic devices, microprocessors and controllers, memory devices, construction equipment, medical devices, supercomputers, LCD & PDP display devices, LED Lighting, computer software, networking technologies and biotechnology.  He also litigates outsourcing, trade-secret, trademark, copyright, and antitrust matters.

Conna A. Weiner – Arbitrator and mediator Conna Weiner, FCIArb, began her career as a litigator at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York and then spent over twenty years in-house fielding diverse U.S. and international commercial, regulatory, transactional, IP and litigation issues for global life sciences (pharmaceuticals, medical device, vaccines, diagnostics) and healthcare companies both in the U.S. and abroad, including as a General Counsel with Novartis based in Switzerland and with other industry participants. She is currently with JAMS and continues to arbitrate and mediate complex commercial cases in matters administered through multiple providers such as the ICDR, the American Arbitration Association, the International Institute of Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) (including appointments to its general commercial, biotech, technology and life sciences/healthcare specialty panels), JAMS (international & cross border, commercial, pharmaceuticals/mass torts, IP, healthcare and other panels) and the American Health Lawyers’ Association, as well as ad hoc matters under UNCITRAL and other rules. Ms. Weiner is on the World Intellectual Property Organization Panel of Neutrals and was appointed to the Silicon Valley Arbitration and Mediation Center Tech List (of neutrals with expertise in technology-based disputes) in 2016. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and Oberlin College. For a detailed description of her background see