A. J. Nichols, Ph.D.
Mediations and Arbitrations
Dr. Nichols has mediated or arbitrated over 50 matters. This is a sampling of the cases that involved computer technology or business issues.
Patent infringement, invalidity, and claim construction. The patents in these cases covered time synchronization in networks, internet routing, and destination determination for communications
Misappropriation of trade secrets
Breach of contract in sale of a web site design and web hosting company
Dissolution of a software partnership
Dispute over payment for hardware design performed by a subcontractor
Performance of obligations by a company providing a reference service on the Internet
Repayment of business loans
Termination of an employee for poor technical performance