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February 2013

Jeff Kichaven is an independent mediator with a nationwide practice and extensive experience and expertise in intellectual property cases. He has been honored as California Lawyer Attorney of the Year in ADR and has been named to the Daily Journal's list of California's Top Neutrals seven times. He is a member of the American Law Institute and has taught the Master Class for Mediators for his alma mater, Harvard Law School.

Fabio Marino is a McDermott Will & Emery partner who litigates high-technology IP cases throughout the country and before the ITC, most recently obtaining a jury award of $112 million for client Brocade after a three-week patent, trade secret, and copyright infringement trial. The case was featured in the Daily Journal's Top Verdicts of 2012. He teaches IP litigation and coaches the Giles S. Rich moot court teams at Santa Clara University School of Law.

Erik Puknys, managing partner of Finnegan Henderson's Palo Alto office, litigates intellectual property disputes involving such diverse technologies as medical devices, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, semiconductors, telecommunications, and software. He is a seasoned lecturer on patent and trade secret law at conferences hosted by industry, government, and academic organizations. For the past two years, Mr. Puknys has been named by the Daily Journal as one of the 75 Leading Intellectual Property Litigators in California.

Behrooz Shariati, a partner with Womble Caryle, is an experienced IP litigator who represents public and private companies in patent infringement litigation, and offers counsel in technical areas including software, hardware, networking, communications, semiconductor manufacturing processes, and mechanical technologies in the electronics industry. Mr. Shariati brings more than 15 years of experience as a systems programmer, application programmer, technical consultant, project leader, customer support manager, development manager, and vice president for R&D for high-technology companies.

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