Mr. Gregory (Greg) Byron Wood is an experienced legal practitioner specializing in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) for intellectual property (IP) matters. He offers 35 years of experience in intellectual property litigation, electronic information management and e-discovery matters, and licensing and business negotiations related to intellectual property. He has participated in approximately 50 mediations and has served as an arbitrator (sole, panel member, and panel chair) in approximately 20 intellectual property involved disputes. His expertise includes patent law, trademark infringement and anti-counterfeiting, copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation, misappropriation of publicity rights, intellectual property agreement enforcement and litigation, domain name disputes, IP related commercial litigation, business negotiations, licensing, and transactional matters related to IP rights.
As a partner at Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., in Los Angeles, California from 2002 to 2010, Mr. Wood focused his practice on alternative dispute resolution counseling and strategies and served as a mediator, arbitrator, and a registered patent attorney in areas involving technology and telecommunications, medical devices, electronics, computer hardware, software, and services, energy and utilities, consumer products, leisure and entertainment, and publishing and media. In 2011, Mr. Wood joined Feldman Gale Intellectual Property Law Firm in Los Angeles. He continues to focus on intellectual property litigation, electronic information management and e-discovery matters, and licensing and business negotiations related to intellectual property via an of counsel relationship with the firm. In April of 2011, Greg Wood also joined The Agency for Dispute Resolution in Beverly Hills, California. He continues to be increasingly active in mediation and arbitration as an advocate representing numerous clients for the ADR as a neutral serving as sole arbitrator, panel member and panel chair. He has also served as a mediator in a wide variety of litigated matters ranging from personal injury, to commercial disputes, to complex intellectual property disputes.
In his early career, Mr. Wood was an Associate in patent prosecution and litigation and trademark litigation at two law firms and served as Managing Partner in one law firm where he honed managerial skills that are essential to moving the ADR process forward. Early in his career, he earned a B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering and an M.S. in Control Systems Engineering from UCLA and worked in the aerospace industry for Hughes Aircraft. While working for Hughes, he transitioned to patent prosecution on highly technical complex computer systems and went on to earn a J.D. degree with honors from La Verne College of Law.
Devoted to continuous professional development, he participated in more than a dozen training certification courses in dispute resolution, arbitration, mediation, and negotiation at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University. U.S. News and World Report: Guide to Graduate Schools ranked the Straus Institute as the #1 school for dispute resolution in the nation for six consecutive years. The Strauss Institute is a recognized leader in mediation worldwide and an innovator in conflict resolution techniques.
With a foundation of technical training, intellectual property litigation, executive management oversight, pro bono and for pay ADR engagements, and extensive professional development from one of the world's top notch post graduate universities, Mr. Wood possess a repertoire of skills that enables him to lead alternative dispute resolutions involving intellectual property in a timely fashion, with objectivity, attention to detail, sensitivity to disparate positions, and a central focus on resolving disputes in ways acceptable to all parties.