Michael D. Young, Esq.

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Intellectual Property
Since joining JAMS as a full-time neutral in 1989, Mr. Young has conducted over 1,250 complex or multi-party mediations and arbitrations in over thirty states and abroad, and has been appointed as a mediator or special master (for discovery management or settlement implementation purposes) by various federal, state, and bankruptcy courts. Mr. Young is a member of the CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution Panel of Distinguished Neutrals, an elected fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators and an elected “neutral” member of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers.

Mr. Young has successfully mediated or otherwise served as a neutral in many diverse types of intellectual property and entertainment-related cases.

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Representative Matters

  • Claim for copyright infringement and violation of "moral rights" statutes (under the laws of Puerto Rico and various Central and South American countries) brought by a composer and singer of Salsa music against a record producer
  • Contract dispute between record/CD company and producers of popular “reality” television show
  • Copyright infringement claim by photographer against the publishers of various golf-related books
  • Copyright infringement claim by song-writer against high profile band
  • Copyright infringement claim by a developer of a popular video game against the developer of another such game (also raising contract interpretation and patent issues)
  • Copyright infringement claim by playwright against producer of a popular movie
  • Copyright infringement claim by screen-writer against a studio that produced a popular movie
  • Copyright infringement claim, under NYS common law, regarding recordings of classical music
  • Member of a three-arbitrator panel in a Library of Congress Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel ("CARP") proceeding involving the allocation of a $200 million copyright royalty fund among various copyright holder claimant groups
  • Royalty disputes involving the rights to the music of a popular composer/conductor and the rights to the artwork of a popular children’s illustrator
  • Several patent cases, including one involving MRI technology and another involving cable television tuning mechanisms
  • Several trade secret cases, including one involving the alleged taking of aerospace technology information
  • Trademark infringement case involving the marks to a popular fashion line
  • Trademark infringement claim relating to marks on pre-paid telephone cards
  • Various contract disputes involving computer software and the design of web sites, including a claim by a professional sports league against the consultant who designed and built its web site, and various other disputes involving high tech companies or technology-related issues, including employment matters brought by workers in the high tech field

Honors, Memberships, and Professional Activities

  • Member of College of Commercial Arbitrators and College of Labor & Employment Lawyers (“neutral member”), as well as various U.S. bar associations
  • Lecturer about dispute resolution topics at programs conducted by the American Bar Association, College of Commercial Arbitrators, American Corporate Counsel Association, CPR Institute for Dispute Resolution, and American Law Institute
  • Various articles published in New York Law Journal, National Law Journal, Mealey’s Emerging Securities Litigation, Cardozo Law School Dispute Resolution Journal and Metropolitan Corporate Counsel regarding dispute resolution topics

Background and Education

  • Between 1978 and 1989, practiced as a litigator in both public and private sectors
  • J.D., cum laude, Harvard Law School, 1978
  • A.B., with honors, Brown University, 1975


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