Barbara A. Reeves, Esq., CEDS

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Intellectual Property

Barbara A. Reeves, Esq., CEDS (Certified E-Discovery Specialist) has 30 years of intellectual property experience. Her experience began in connection with litigation involving the interaction between antitrust (her specialty at the time) and patent law. She has since handled many cases involving antitrust and patent claims and counterclaims, as well as trade secret claims, and counseled clients on the intersection of trade secret, contract, antitrust and patent law.

As an arbitrator, mediator, and special master, Ms. Reeves has successfully applied her skills to the settlement of numerous intellectual property matters. She has handled the spectrum of IP cases from patent to copyright and proprietary trade secret matters.

In addition, she has experience in such diverse industries as oil and gas, voice recognition, semiconductors, advertising, television programming and pharmaceuticals.

Representative Matters

  • Mediations
    • Numerous trade secret theft cases arising out of misappropriated computer data, hiring away of corporate executives, joint ventures and corporate acquisitions
    • Dispute involving voice recognition patented technology
    • Patent dispute involving licensing of technology used in flat screen panels
    • Copyright disputes involving music sampling
    • Dispute involving biosimilars approval pathway impact of patent term
    • Patent dispute involving trade association development of industry standards
    • Dispute involving patentability of biological invention using established scientific processes
    • Dispute involving patent infringement/invalidity of traffic control technology
    • Patent infringement dispute between two online game developers
    • Dispute involving patentability of diagnostic method of treatment patent
  • Arbitrations
    • Joint venture dispute involving the development and marketing of a point-of-care screening test
    • Dispute between manufacturer and distributor over clothing line designs (included copyright issues and contract issues)
    • Marketing dispute involving off-label use of patented drug
    • Contract dispute between drug sponsor and clinical trials company involving technical, regulatory and performance issues
    • Contract dispute involving pharmaceutical supply chain performance issues, including patent issues
    • Dissolution and post-dissolution trademark and contractual claims among members of professional partnership
    • Product-hopping dispute involving antitrust and patent issues between patentee and generic drug manufacturer

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Honors
    • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
    • Fellow, College of Commercial Arbitrators
    • Fellow, Academy of Court Appointed Masters
    • Former President, Association of Business Trial Lawyers (Los Angeles Chapter)
    • Former board member or chair: Antitrust Sections of the State Bar of California and Los Angeles County Bar Association; ADR Committee, LACBA; Trustee, LACBA, Women Lawyers of Los Angeles 
    • Current and/or former board member of numerous public interest organizations, including Public Counsel, Western Center on Law and Poverty, and a Founder of the Alliance for Children’s Rights
    • Member, California State Bar and the Bar of the District of Columbia
    • Certified E-Discovery Specialist (CEDS), Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS)
    • Chambers National Mediator List - 2016, 2017
    • National Law Journal ADR Champion - 2017
    • "Well Rounded," ADR Profile, Daily Journal, March 26, 2010
    • Recent Publications and Speaking Engagement
    • Speaker at the Emerging Issues Conference of the ABA Health Law Section (2016); California Society of Health Attorneys Annual Meeting (2016); ABA Insurance Coverage Litigation Committee Conference (2017)
    • “A Special Master’s Role in Hospital Merger Cases,” LAW360 (2016)
    • "Whose Arbitration is This, Anyway?", JAMS Global Engineering and Construction Newsletter, Fall 2013
    • Author, Updates to Rutter Group Employment Law Treatise, ADR chapter, 2012, 2013
    • "Litigation Solutions: Referees and Special Masters," Daily Journal, June 13, 2012
    • "It’s Time to Fix Arbitration Discovery," Los Angeles Lawyer, January 2010
    • "Ordered to arbitration? Take advantage!" Advocate Magazine, CAALA, September 2010
    • "As the Economy Stumbles, Employment Discrimination Claims Climb," Employment Law Strategist, Law Journal Newsletters, December 2008
    • Author or co-author of leading articles of ADR, international and domestic commercial arbitration and mediation, and managing costs in ADR; frequent trainer and lecturer on arbitration, mediation and e-discovery

Background and Education

  • JAMS, 2006-Present
  • Associate General Counsel and Vice President, Southern California Edison and Edison International, 1999-2005
  • Partner at major international law firms (Paul Hastings; Fried Frank; Morrison & Foerster), 1981-1999
  • United States Department of Justice, Antitrust Division: various positions including Chief of the Los Angeles office, Trial Attorney, and Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General
  • Law Clerk to Judge Alfred T. Goodwin, United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit
  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School

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