Whether you are the plaintiff or defendant, the mediation process helps you cost-effectively negotiate a rational settlement through the assistance of a mutually agreed and neutral third-party Mediator. The neutral Mediator helps you and your adversaries identify an acceptable resolution. Unlike litigation or arbitration, mediation gives parties control over the result, and the parties are free to move to solutions that address their true needs and interests. You can craft business-oriented solutions, and avoid the uncertainties, risk, and cost of a full-fledged litigation.
Michelle LeCointe's practice centers on U.S. and international IP strategies and patent procurement as well as IP agreements for a broad array of technologies, with a focus on pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices, and rechargeable batteries. She also has substantial experience in corporate IP due diligence, U.S. and international post-grant contested proceedings, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, and patent litigation.
Michelle received a B.A. (magna cum laude) in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard University, in 1997. She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School, as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, in 2000.
Tim Boller's practice focuses on electrical patent prosecution and intellectual property litigation. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering (1986) and received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center (1994).
Bill Ferron has counseled leading Northwest clients on patent, trademark, and copyright matters for more than thirty years, with an emphasis on strategic protection, licensing, dispute resolution, litigation, and mediation.