Mediation Jobs Help Decide Patent Violations
Friday, September, 9, 2011
Mediation jobs often help large companies settle disputes amongst themselves, and there is rarely great conflict over the exact individuals who will serve as mediation attorneys in these kinds of situations. It is reported that Oracle, however, has raised an objection to the executive Google has suggested should represent the search engine giant in an upcoming mediation between the two companies. Oracle's complaint is that the Google executive does not hold a senior enough position with the company and that this individual has also been a part of previous efforts to mediate the points in dispute. Those efforts ultimately failed.
Mediation Jobs Objection Submitted to Court
It is believed that Oracle's filing this Wednesday in the Northern California U.S. District Court detailed the company's objection to Andrew Rubin, who heads Google's Android division: "The Court's September 2, 2011 Order appropriately directs the parties to identify 'top corporate executives' to participate in the mediation. Oracle believes the prospects for a successful mediation will be far greater if Google's executive-level representative is a superior to Mr. Rubin, who is the architect of Google's Android strategy -- the strategy that gives rise to this case."
Google replied that Rubin is an appropriate candidate to participate in the mediation because he is "knowledgeable regarding the issues in this case and he is fully empowered to resolve this matter on reasonable terms."
Both parties in the patent case hope that intellectual property mediation will help them resolve their differences.