Mediating Intellectual Property Disputes


Being involved as a party to an intellectual property dispute is frustrating, but you can help your case by reaching out for legal help as soon as possible. Many people are under the mistaken impression that litigation is their only option when one party is charged with violating another’s individual property rights, but that’s not the case.

As litigation doesn’t always work for every case, and as it has gotten a reputation for being costly and time-consuming, other forms of dispute resolution have emerged to help parties close out their legal concerns and move on with their lives. The most common forms of alternative dispute resolution are arbitration and mediation, but mediation can be especially beneficial for an intellectual property dispute in Florida and elsewhere in the country.

Mediation happens entirely outside the courtroom, so you have more of a say in both what the process looks like as well as the final decision regarding the agreement you reach with the other party. This increased flexibility appeals to many individuals in intellectual property disputes.

One of the biggest reasons that mediation is so popular for intellectual property disputes in Miami, Boca Raton and Naples is because of the privacy. While court hearings are matters of public record, mediation is confidential. This gives you the privacy you desire while also ensuring that you are comfortable talking out possible solutions in a neutral forum. A third party who has no vested interest in the issue will be the mediator, helping you reach a fair and reasonable settlement. In many cases, individuals in intellectual property disputes reach agreements more quickly than litigation and parties to mediation also tend to walk away more satisfied with their case outcomes.

If you’re a party to an intellectual property dispute, contact the experienced Boca Raton intellectual property mediators of Faro & Associates.