Mediator's Profile

George Graff

Business Name: Dispute Resolution Service

George L. Graff has extensive experience in dispute resolution relating to the licensing and acquisition of intellectual property rights and technology. During the past 45 years, he has mediated, arbitrated and acted as lead counsel in numerous arbitrations, mediations, lawsuits, ITC investigations and appeals related to semiconductor, design and manufacturing, software development, entertainment, pharmaceuticals, medical and dental devices, telecommunications, internet services, and investment banking.

George also has assisted parties in the negotiation of intellectual property and technology licenses and acquisitions in a wide variety of fields involving:

  • Patents
  • Copyrights
  • Trade secrets
  • Software and technology licensing
  • Trademarks
  • Antitrust & commercial issues

George served as a partner of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky and Walker, LLP from 1992 to 2008 and Milgrim Thomajan and Jacobs, PC from 1975 to 1992.


  • Columbia Law School, LLB, Law 1967
  • Columbia College, Columbia University, AB, Political Science and Government, 1962

Memberships & Affiliations

  • National Mediation Panel, Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • National Panel of Neutrals, The American Arbitration Association,
  • The Technology Panel of Neutrals, Entertainment Panel, Health Care Panel and International Patent Commission of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR)
  • The mediation panel of the Bankruptcy Court of the Eastern District of New York
  • The arbitration panel of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York

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