Sughrue Partner John B. Scherling Selected As WIPO Mediator

Sughrue Mion, PLLC is pleased to announce that Partner John B. Scherling has been selected to join the World Intellectual Property Organization (“WIPO”) List of Mediators.

Mr. Scherling’s practice with Sughrue focuses on litigation and resolution of intellectual property disputes for the firm’s domestic and international clients. He previously served as an Assistant United States Attorney in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of California, where he received numerous awards from the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of State. Mr. Scherling received his J.D. from Vanderbilt University, where he was Order of the Coif and Associate Articles Editor of the Vanderbilt Law Review. Following receipt of his J.D., Mr. Scherling served as a law clerk to the Honorable Judith N. Keep in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California.

In nearly 30 years of practice Mr. Scherling has handled hundreds of matters in the United States courts, and repeatedly has been recognized as a San Diego / Southern California Super Lawyer in Intellectual property Litigation. His mediation training and experience includes the Harvard Negotiation Institute, Executive Education Intensive Workshop and the WIPO Mediation Workshop.

As a member of the WIPO List of Mediators, Mr. Scherling is available to assist those parties across the globe facing intellectual property related disputes who take advantage of WIPO mediation procedures, including large and small and medium sized companies, individual inventors and artists, and universities. In recent years the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center has administered some 400 mediation, arbitration and expert determination cases. The subject matter of these cases include patent infringement, licensing, research and development agreements, technology transfer agreements, telecommunications related agreements and trademarks, as well as cases arising out of agreements in settlement of prior court litigation.