Dispute Resolution

Bergen County IP Dispute Resolution Attorney

Guiding clients through alternatives to litigation

The Law Offices of Richard E. Novak, LLC always has your best interests in mind. Our firm believes that it does not serve our clients to dive right into court battles when the same outcome could be realized out of court and through a cheaper, alternative to litigation. Our firm has effectively represented clients on all matters related to patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets in and out of court for many years. Our experience over the years has taught us that our firm’s commitment to the protection of our clients’ intellectual property may include litigation as a last resort. Our firm will always explore cheaper and more efficient ways of resolving legal matters. Through alternative dispute resolution (ADR), we will work to avoid the pitfalls of litigation while producing the same results. If you are faced with legal issues, contact The Law Offices of Richard E. Novak, LLC for a consultation today.

Considering alternative dispute resolution

The Law Offices of Richard E. Novak, LLC will not dive into an expensive legal battle every time our clients need to take action because of an intellectual property matter. Working with each client, we will explore all legal means to resolve the issue outside of court, avoiding the financial impact of litigation. If you would like to resolve the matter quicker than a court would allow, at minimal expense to you, and/or protect a positive working relationship, ADR may be your best course of action.


Some licensing agreements include the condition that cases of a breach of contract must be resolved through arbitration instead of litigation. The process is binding and confidential. Arbitration involves a panel of attorneys who have vast knowledge on the legal matter at hand. These arbitrators act as judges, hearing each side of the case and deciding on the matter for the group. Once the process concludes, the arbitrators will issue a decision that is binding and cannot be appealed.


Another alternative to litigation is the process of mediation. This method is a popular choice for clients hoping to avoid a court case. This process is far less structured than arbitration. It is also much cheaper than arbitration and litigation. Through a neutral third-party, parties will constructively discuss the matter and come to a solution that is acceptable to both parties. The mediator does not take any evidence into consideration. The goal is to have the parties engage in a discussion about their differences and draft a binding legal document that resolves the matter. If either party is not happy with the process, they can end it at any time.

Contact our intellectual property dispute resolution law firm

The Law Offices of Richard E. Novak, LLC understands how litigation can impact a business or individual. If you need to take legal action, it is important to consider the alternatives of litigation. Our firm will explore cheaper ways in which you can come to the same results as litigation. If you need a law firm with experience to assess your case, guide you through your legal options, and effectively represent your needs out of court, contact The Law Offices of Richard E. Novak, LLC for a consultation.