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