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How Can Mediation Save California Intellectual Property Attorneys and Clients Time?

Greg Wood Dec. 2, 2022

Mediation is the best option for trial cases, as it saves California intellectual property attorneys and clients’ time, money and uncertainty. As an attorney, being able to flag cases with potential for resolution through mediation can save you time and energy. The mediator’s job is to help the parties reach a mutually acceptable solution.

Mediation can save time and uncertainty by avoiding going to court. It takes a simple few phone calls and/or emails to contact all parties and their lawyers to select a mediator and to schedule mediation. The location should be at neutral site to avoid any implications of bias or favoritism. There is also a memo included that involves a synopsis of the case and all supportive evidence and witnesses for the mediator to examine and help the parties consider options.

Keeping your client from going through the aggravation of court can be beneficial not just for them but for you, too. All too often, some clients don’t realize the amount of work and time required to prepare case for trial, or how long it can take to present their case in the court system. Being upfront about the potential for resolving the case outside of court can allow all persons involve avoid the challenges and uncertainties associated with litigation.

Mediation can also save all parties a good amount of money. An intellectual property attorney should work to help clients resolve the dispute in as a short timeframe as possible which incidentally is usually the least expensive way as well.