Eric van Ginkel

Eric van Ginkel
Eric van Ginkel is an international arbitrator and mediator, and an Adjunct Professor of Law in Dispute Resolution at the Straus Institute of Pepperdine University Law School. In addition to intellectual property matters, he handles a large variety of matters, including complex business and commercial real estate disputes. Eric was the co-editor of the IBA Mediation Newsletter until December of 2010. He serves as arbitrator and/or mediator for several US and international dispute resolution institutions.

The Road to Somewhere

Prof. Michael Moffit, in last Friday’s Indisputably blog, posted a piece about a mediated settlement between former Governor of Florida, Charlie Crist, and Talking Heads leader, David Byrne over the unauthorized use of the song “Road to Nowhere” in...

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USPTO Ombudsman Pilot Program

A USPTO Ombudsman Pilot Program, Now That’s Using ADR in IP! Or is it? On April 6th of 2010, the Patent and Trademark Office announced its new Ombudsman Pilot Program for patent examinations. David Kappos, the USPTO’s Director, states in his blog entry of...

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