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02.12.2016

10 FAQs about hot–tubbing in technology related arbitration

Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC) in California (USA) published an article “How Hot-Tubbing Might Affect Technology Related Arbitration” in which Primus attorney at law Paulius Docka, FCIArb, gives answers to 10 frequently asked questions about hot-tubbing, its process and effects. This autumn Paulius Docka became a member of Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center.
Even a modest technology-related dispute might easily become a nightmare for parties involved. The parties almost each time are dragged into lengthy and expensive proceedings.

Technology-related litigation inevitably requires involvement of a technology expert. Even if the party picks the best arms, in many jurisdictions lawyers and experts still have to perform in front of a judge, who is usually not a technology guru. It also might be a case that the judge deals with technology issues only from time to time.

Therefore, arbitration is the most proper dispute resolution forum for technology-related cases. Besides parties’ discretion to select arbitrators, arbitration has even more advantages.

Taking into account that courts and arbitrators have become more skeptical of the ever-increasing number of expert witnesses parading into trials, expert conferencing or hot-tubbing might be used to improve the quality of resolution of the technology-related disputes.

I have outlined ten frequently asked questions about hot-tubbing, its process and effects.

Read the whole article here.

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