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Phone: (650) 851-3304


35 Granada Court

Portola Valley, CA 94028

Susan Nycum


Arbitrator and Mediator of High Technology Disputes,Self-employed

Areas of Expertise:

✔ Biotech ✔ Commercial/Business
✔ Contract Disputes ✔ Copyrights
✔ Engineering ✔ Intellectual Property
✔ International ✔ Internet
✔ Joint Ventures ✔ Licensing
✔ Software ✔ Technology
✔ Trade Secrets and Confidentiality Disputes

Work History:

Recent arbitrations and mediations include an international commercial and intellectual property dispute between a licensor and licensee of semi conductor technology; a commercial dispute between a customer and a provider of data base computer software; a commercial dispute between a customer and a provider of enterprise software; a dispute between a law firm and a partner of the firm involving sensitive professional issues; a commercial dispute over the correct allocation of royalties in a biotechnology contract; a mini-Markman hearing in a patent dispute; a commercial dispute between parties in a trade show.


Attended AAA Neutrals Retreat, San Antonio, 2004; attended ICDR advanced arbitration training, Vancouver, 2004; attended AAA advanced arbitration training, San Francisco, 2004; attended advanced mediation training, Pepperdine Law School, 2003; attended AAA LCCP Retreat, Scottsdale, 1999.


Admitted to the Bar: California, ; District Court, Northern District of California ; Court of Appeal of the 9th Circuit ; Supreme Court of the United States, , Pennsylvania, .


State of California, Active; Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Inactive.


Fellow, American Bar Association; Fellow, ACM, Fellow, Member, Hall of Fame, ACM; Fellow, College of Law Practice Management, Member Arbitrator List, Silicon Valley Arbitration and mediation Center;


State Bar of California, past chair of the Computers and Law section; American Bar Association, past chair of the Science and Technology Section, past member of the National Conference of Lawyers and Scientists (ABA appointed member to the AAAS/ABA panel); Computer Law Association, past president; International Bar Association, past chair of standing committee of computer security and committee of software protection; ACM, past member of Council and chairman of the Legal Issues committee; Member, College of Commercial Arbitrators; Member, Northern California International Arbitration Club.


Ohio Wesleyan University
Duquesne University School of Law
Stanford Law School


Your Computer and the Law, Bigelow and Nycum; Numerous articles and presentations concerning the legal issues of computer hardware, software, databases; privacy, security, intellectual property protection. Participations on panels of the National Academy of Science and National Academy of Engineering, invited testimony on privacy, software protection to US government agencies and congressional committees.


Citizenship: United States of America
Locale: domestic and international

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