J. Peter Staples
Chenoff Vilhauer - http://www.chernofflaw.com/
601 SW Second Ave, Suite 1600
Portland, OR 97204
FAX (503) 228-4373
Mediation Training and Experience
I received 32 hours of Basic Mediation Training sponsored by the Oregon Federal District Court. Prior to the training I had performed one mediation (successfully) relating to a copyright dispute. I have represented clients in private mediations and mediations conducted by federal "settlement judges."
Subject Matter Expertise
I have practiced intellectual property ("IP") law for 32 years. Thus I have familiarity with many issues that arise with respect to patents, trademarks, copyright, trade secrets and false advertising. A substantial portion of my practics has been litigating IP matters. I have represented clients in federal district court with respect to each of the IP subjects named above. I have been an expert witness with respect to trademark matters, a court appointed expert (special master) with respect to a trade secret matter, and the chief arbitrator in a trademark dispute. Like any other form of property, IP is the subject of agreements (including licensing agreements) so I have substiantial experience in the negotiation, preparation and disputes relating to agreements and licenses.