The Arbitration Agreement - Chapter 3 - Arbitration of International Intellectual Property Disputes

Thomas D. Halket
Susan H. Nycum
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PDF from "Arbitration of International Intellectual Property Disputes"
May, 2012
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Thomas D. Halket is an attorney practicing in New York. He divides his time between his corporate and commercial technology law practice, his arbitration and mediation work both as counsel and neutral and law school teaching. He is a Partner at Halket Weitz LLP, an associate member of Tanfield Chambers in London (for arbitration matters) and an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Fordham University School of Law where he teaches courses on International Arbitration and on Business Planning for the Entrepreneurial Enterprise. Prior to forming Halket Weitz, he was the Partner in charge of the Commercial Technology Practice in the New York Office of Bingham McCutchen LLP.

A Chartered Arbitrator, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, Mr. Halket has been an arbitrator and mediator for over 25 years. He is a member of arbitral panels around the world. They include those of the American Arbitration Association, the CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre and the World Intellectual Property Organization. He has served as an arbitrator for the International Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the London Court of International Arbitration.

He is the Deputy Chairman of the Board of Management and the Chairman of the Practice and Standards Committee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and has been Chairman of Chartered Institute's Technology Subcommittee and Chairman of the its New York Chapter. He is the Chairman of the Technology Advisory Committee of the American Arbitration Association and a member of the Scottish Arbitration Centre's Arbitral Appointments Committee. Other positions he has held include Chairman of the Section of Science and Technology of the American Bar Association, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Software and the Uniform Commercial Code of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and member of Task Force on IT in Arbitration of the ICC Commission on Arbitration.

Mr. Halket holds a law degree from the Columbia University School of Law and bachelors and masters degrees in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Susan H. Nycum is an Attorney who provides arbitration and mediation services in domestic and international IP and technology related disputes ( Ms. Nycum was formerly an international partner of Baker & McKenzie and chair of the firm’s North America Intellectual Property (IP) and Information Technology (IT) practice group, a coordinator of the firm’s global IT practice group and a member of the firm’s governing bodies for North America and for Asia Pacific. She has been an advisor to the governments of Brazil, Canada, Finland, Germany, India, Israel, Singapore, Thailand and the United States for IP and IT policy. Ms. Nycum is the former Chair of the ABA section of Science and Technology and former President of the ITECH Law Association. She was the Chair of the International Bar Association committee on software protection and committee on computer crime. She was twice the ABA appointee to the National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists. Ms. Nycum is a member of the IP panel, the Commercial panel and the Large Complex Case panel of the American Arbitration Association, CPR technology and IP panel, fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators, fellow of the American Bar Foundation, fellow of the ACM, and member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals. She is listed in the Best Lawyers of America and the Northern California Super Lawyers.