Mr. Amend brings more than 40 years of intellectual property experience to JAMS, including seven years as Chief Circuit Mediator for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. While there, he mediated more than 500 cases involving appeals from claims of patent infringement and counterclaims for patent invalidity, inequitable conduct and unfair competition arising nationwide from U.S. District Courts, the International Trade Commission and the U.S. Patent Office. These matters spanned a diverse set of technologies, including computers, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, mechanical inventions and industrial processes. He was also a founding member and chairman of the Expert Neutrals Panel of the International Trademark Association.
“Jim is known for being no-nonsense, steady and smart,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “Counsel say he understands all aspects of IP law and is willing to get into the merits of the case. We’re thrilled to have him join our panel.”
“I pride myself on recognizing obstacles and helping the parties work through them,” said Mr. Amend. “I always aim to find the best possible resolution for both sides in the most efficient way possible. I look forward to joining the talented JAMS panel.”
Mr. Amend received his B.S. from the University of Michigan with highest honors and his J.D. from the University of Michigan, Order of the Coif.
About JAMS, The Resolution Experts
Founded in 1979, JAMS, The Resolution Experts is the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide. With Resolution Centers nationwide and abroad, JAMS and its nearly 300 exclusive neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267 or by visiting www.jamsadr.com.