Angela Foster

attorney, arbitrator, mediator at Law Office of Angela Foster

Trained as a scientist and an attorney, Dr. Foster serves as mediator and arbitrator on the AAA, ICDR and CPR panels specializing in resolving intellectual property and technology related disputes.


Angela’s ADR capabilities run the gamut from resolution of domestic infringement cases to settlement of multinational commercial disputes including mediation, arbitration, fact-finding, discovery referee and special master. I am a member of the AAA/ICDR patent panel and routinely arbitrates large complex commercial cases as well as patent and/or license disputes. She also serves on the biotechnology panel for CPR and arbitrates security issues for FINRA. A few arbitrated cases include patent infringement case that involved whether pharmaceutical drugs were included in license agreement; license agreement involving whether later discovered/developed IT technology was within scope of the agreement; trade secret agreement breach involving healthcare IT technology; product development and consulting agreement involving whether biotechnology techniques were included in agreement; license agreement breach involving whether royalties were warranted in a biotechnology sublicense agreement.


Certified as a mediator and arbitrator, Angela has resolved and adjudicated over 500 disputes involving patent infringement/validity, licensing, commercial and business disputes, breach of contract and negligence actions, employment discrimination claims, trade secret theft, trademark and copyright infringement disputes.


ADMITTED TO BAR: New Jersey (2000), New York (2001); U.S. District Court: District of New Jersey; Eastern and Southern Districts of New York; U.S. Court of Appeals: Second, Third, and Federal Circuits; U.S. Supreme Court. LICENSE: Registered Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


Ph.D. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology - Rutgers University, J.D. Rutgers University School of Law - Newark, NJ, B.A. Microbiology - Rutgers University


• Foster, Angela. December 15, 2015. AAA Handbook on Arbitration Practice, 2nd Edition. Chapter 35, “Waiver of Privilege”. Juris Publishing, Inc. • Foster, Angela. Spring 2015. Arbitration Deadlines are Real Deadlines. Alternative Dispute Resolution Newsletter, Vol. 19. No.1. • Steen, Richard H. and Foster, Angela. February 2012. Fee Issues and the Role of the Attorney as the Third Party Neutral. New Jersey Lawyer Magazine. Vol. 274:44. • Foster, Angela. April 2011. Impact of Reverse Payment Settlement on Mediation. New Jersey Lawyer Magazine. Vol. 269:54. • Foster, Angela. March 2011. IP’s Changing Playing Field: With Some Precedents ‘Eviscerated,’ The Arbitration v. Mediation v. Litigation Choices Aren’t Clear. International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution – Alternatives. Vol. 29, Issue No. 8. • Foster, Angela. February - April 2010. Waiver of Privilege under Evidence Rule 502 and Arbitration Proceedings. American Arbitration Association Dispute Resolution Journal Vol. 65, No. 1.


American Arbitration Association A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr. Fellow; New Jersey State Bar Association Legislative Award; American Bar Association Section of Litigation Fellow. The New Jersey State Bar Associated awarded the James B. Boskey Award to Anji -- as Alternative Dispute Resolution Practitioner of the Year for 2021.


A member of numerous alternative dispute resolution panels including the Commercial and Large Complex Case mediation and arbitration rosters of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), the Panel of Distinguished Neutrals of the Institute for Conflict Resolution & Prevention (CPR), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) arbitrator, and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) panel of mediators and arbitrators.


New Jersey State Bar Association - immediate past Chair, Dispute Resolution Section, immediate past Chair Editorial Board, New Jersey Lawyer; John Lifland Inn of Court (Barrister); Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center – Tech List Member/Treasurer; Association of University Technology & Management; Licensing Executive Society Executive Women of New Jersey (past chair, Board Appointments Committee); American Bar Association – Council member of the Section of Litigation, co-chair Trial Evidence Committee, past chair Intellectual Property Litigation Committee; Litigation News Editor, past chair Technology for the Litigator Committee


Speaker: Legal Implications of New Technologies, Part Four: Seeing Through Facial Recognition. Webinar. American Bar Association. March 24, 2020; Speaker: Ethics in ADR: The Ultimate Guide for New Jersey Attorneys. New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education. November 7, 2019. Doubletree Hotel by Hilton, 690 Route 46 E Fairfield, NJ; Speaker: Arbitrating Domestic and International Life Science Disputes (including Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, and Biotechnology). American Arbitration Association. Oct 2, 2019. Robinson & Cole LLP, One Boston Place, 26th Floor, Boston, MA; Speaker: What an Arbitrator Should Know About Sanctions, Immunity and Malpractice Insurance. Recorded AAA Webinar. July 2019; Facilitator, Chief Justice James R. Zazzali (ret), Hon. William G Bassler, U.S.D.J. (ret): A View from the Federal and State Benches on Award and Post-Award Issues. ADR Day 2019 - New Jersey State Bar Association. June 5, 2019. Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, Iselin, NJ; Speaker: Trends in the Enforcement of Arbitration Agreement. New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Convention. May 16, 2019. Borgata Hotel Casino, Atlantic City, NJ; Speaker: Arbitrating Life Science Disputes. American Arbitration Association. May 1, 2019. Reed Smith, Three Logan Square, 1717 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA; Speaker: Mediating Technical Issues and Use of Technology in Mediation. New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education. New Jersey State Bar Association. March 19, 2019. One Constitution Square, New Brunswick, NJ; Speaker: A Few Things Every AAA Arbitrator Should Know - Ethics, Standards and Responsibilities for Members of the AAA Roster of Arbitrators and Mediators, and Social Media. Recorded Webinar. February 2019; Speaker: Do’s and Don’ts When Representing Your Client in Mediation. New Jersey State Bar Association Annual Conference. May 17, 2018; Speaker: Drafting Patent Counsel Engagement and Disengagement Letters. Strafford Publication Webinar. July 27, 2017.

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