Wood, Gregory Byron

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Address: 19360 Rinaldi Street No. 673, Northridge, CA 91326
Lawyer Firm: Greg Wood
Phone: 818-527-4178
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Website: http://www.woodipdr.com/

Areas of Practice
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Experience Overview:

Neutral: Arbitrator, mediator, settlement counsel, entrepreneur coaching over broad range of commercial, personal injury, consumer real estate, employment, professional fee agreements and corporate governance. Commercial Trial Attorney: Unfair competition; contracts; intellectual property including patent, copyright, trademarks; entertainment; trade secret litigation; Markman (claim construction hearings; RICO; FRCP Rule 11 Sanctions proceedings.Commercial Transactions: IP and technology licensing; patent pools; RAND licensing; trade secrets; publicity rights; domain names; trademark; copyrights; distribution; supply; manufacturing; R&D; product endorsement; agency agreements, real estate transactions and broker agreements regarding business and real estate sales; international trade and enforcement of rights; architectural rights in commercial structures; insurance coverage issues arising out of advertising injury coverage.International: Ongoing engagement with foreign counsel in connection numerous countries in connection with the filing and foreign prosecution of patent and trademark registration applications; US Customs and foreign importation matters including seizure of counterfeit products; foreign grey market importation matters; discovery in Japanese courts; depositions in Europe (primarily Germany) in connect with US litigation; service of process under the Hague Convention; assist Holland company in the assignment of international patent rights and the enforcement of those rights; managed patent enforcement and patent validity litigation in Germany; negotiated and drafted numerous international patent and trademark license agreements and foreign territory product distribution agreements; managed Polish counsel in legal matters conducted in Poland; interacted UK engineers, inventors and legal counsel in connection with prosecution of hip transplant invention; represented client in international arbitration matter between Japan and US related to copyright license agreements; enforcement of judgments in foreign countries; represented Italian client in litigation regarding a weaving product including pursuing litigation in Italy regarding same; represented Swiss company in connection with product development and IP protection; Represented client in connection with commercial agreement with Mexico company; specific countries include Eurasia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Holland, Poland, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, Australia, China among others.Employment: Consultant agreements, employee and employer non-compete, employee IP ownership rights, confidentiality, employment agreements.Corporate: Non-profit board governance, executive compensation, audit committee duties and independence, conflict of interest reporting and obligations of board members, regulatory financial reporting; merger and acquisition due diligence matters. Government and Regulatory: Proceedings before the ITC, U.S. Customs, U.S. Patent Office – patent prosecution and board of appeals matters – U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Department of Justice patent pool matters; ESI discovery disputes.Insurance: GCL advertising injury, duty to defend, reservation of rights, personal injury insurance coverage.Appellate: CAFC, 9th Circuit, 5th Circuit, and California Appellate.Electronic Discovery: ESI management and discovery numerous speaking engagements on the topic; actively participated in eDiscovery matters; published numerous articles including Sedona Conference White Papers on eDiscovery.

Representative Matters:

Commercial Litigation: (Contracts) creation, ownership and transfer of IP rights; manufacturing, software development, business and real estate broker, landlord / tenant agreements. (Trademark) trademark ownership; publicity rights; rights in iPhone app; celebrity publicity rights and trademark rights in architectural works; product counterfeit matters. (Patents) infringement, ownership, patent marking and damages matters in electronics, consumer products, computer, telecommunications, medical device, oil field systems, electronic components, electro optical systems; design patent infringement; reexamination proceedings; Patent Board of Appeals; patent pools; claim construction (Markman) hearings. (Copyrights) unauthorized use of urban art in major motion picture; software copyright infringement; architectural copyright rights; fabric design copyrights; sound recordings. (Trade Secret – Unfair Competition) misappropriation of smart ID card technology including e-discovery disputes and spoliation, large scale memory technology, intraocular lens, customer lists, domain name disputes.Commercial Transactional: Agreements related to employment; non-disclosure; consulting; development; import-export; distribution; publicity rights; IP licensing; business broker agreements; product endorsement.Employment / Labor: Non-compete agreements; employer limitations of rights to employee inventions; work for hire agreements.Insurance: GCL coverage and duty to defend (advertising injury coverage); General liability and personal injury coverage.Corporate & Non-Profits: Governance; audit committee and independence; board disclosure of conflicts; board-management relations; compensation committee standards and obligations; M&A due diligence.Government and Regulatory: DOJ patent pool and essential patents matters; patent, trademark and copyright registration and prosecution; U.S. Customs and counterfeit product exclusion; foreign patent and trademark registration and prosecution.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Experience:

PanelsMember of the AAA’s Commercial Arbitration Panel.Member of USDC Central District ADR Panel;LACBA Fee Arbitration Panel;Agency for Dispute Resolution Panel;LA Superior Court ADR Panel.California Department of Insurance Mediation PanelSCMA Arbitrations

Served as sole arbitrator, panelist and panel chair in 50+ commercial arbitration matters. Recent matters include patent litigation; numerous patent fee disputes; Software license agreement matter; consumer education contract matter; software development contract to develop App for Android platform; business agent agreement in sale of business; agreement related to unpermitted property improvements; post judgment marriage dissolution matter; panel chair regarding TV rights asset purchase; panel chair in matter of copyrighted jewelry designs; panel chair in fee dispute regarding attorney services.

Mediations

Mediated approximately 250 matters. Recent matters include ownership interests in screenplay; trademark infringement; patent infringement matter related to environment protection product; contract and trade secret misappropriation matter related to international manufacturing of electronic component parts; matter related to electronic smoking pipe; matter related to optical particle counter; contract matter regarding reverse engineering and trade secret misappropriation; matter related to sale of educational material; matter regarding inventor claim of patent ownership; dispute related to agricultural product; dispute related to commercial rights in article of clothing; numerous personal injury and consumer matters.

Alternative Dispute Resolution Education And Training:

Straus Institute For Dispute Resolution "Advanced Mediation"2014;AAA Guided Choice: Innovations In Mediation To Get Better Settlements At Less Cost 2014;AAA Webinar, Managing ESI Exchanges In Arbitration- Preparing Yourself For The New Landscape And New Challenges" Part 1, 2014;AAA Principled Deliberations, 2014;ABA "Tips On Achieving Cost Effective Arbitration" (2014);LACBA/AAA What Lawyers And Arbitrators Need To Know About Commercial Arbitration (2014); LAIPLA Intellectual Property Judiciary Reaction To Current IP Issues;Analyzing Interest To Facilitate Settlement, USDC ADR Training;Recent Developments In Mediation Law, USDC ADR Training;Ethics And ADR: Whatever Happened To Zealous Representation (Presenter-First American Title Ins. Co.);Advanced Mediation Training, USDC ADR Training;Cross-Cultural Challenges In Mediation, USDC ADR Training;To Caucus Or Not To Caucus, USDC ADR Training;Ethics 101: Mediators, Arbitrators, Attorneys – AAAU;How To Become A More Innovative Neutral Or Advocate AAAU:Applying Cutting Edge Innovation Management Techniques To Your ADR Practice, AAAU;Consummate Negotiation: Techniques & Tactics, AAAU;How Are Your (Negotiation) Table Manners?, AAAU;Mediation Confidentiality- USDC ADR Training;When Morals Meet The Mediator: The Effect Of Religion & Spirituality On Negotiation,ABA Section of Dispute Resolution 13th Annual Conference Bargaining With The Devil, Good Judgments, Improving Risk Assessment Etc.;Beyond Mediation Styles; Analytical Mediation;What Works In Complex Mediation;Accelerating The Dispute Resolution Timeline In IP Cases;Arbitration – Dispute Resolution Of U.S. Olympic Etc.;When Cases Don’t Settle-Mediators Part Of The Problem;Re-Imaging Commercial Arbitration;Court Mediation And Settlement Etc.;Applying ADR To E-Discovery; A Model For Dispute Resolution;Strauss InstituteICANN – International Top Level Domain Name Dispute Resolution Studies; Negotiation Theory & Practice;Arbitration Practice And Advocacy;Mediation Theory & Practice;International Commercial Arbitration;Chairing An Arbitration Panel: Managing Procedures, Process & Dynamics, AAAU;Secrets For Negotiators, Mediators, And Arbitrators, ABA;Mandatory Fee Arbitration Training, LACBA;Arbitration Myth Busters, ABTL;Arbitration Fundamentals And Best Practices For AAA Arbitrators, AAAULASC ADR Neutral Training, La Superior Court;LASC ADR Voluntary Settlement Conference Training;Dispute Resolution Services, Mediation Training, LACBA;Arbitration Training Institute, ABA

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