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Internet Society hosts visit by eminent intellectual property mediator

M. Scott Donahey, who for more than two decades has professionally mediated in Internet- and technology-related intellectual property disputes, will be on the island this week to offer a conference sponsored by the Internet Society of Puerto Rico.

During the event scheduled to take place Thursday at the Inter American University Law School campus in Hato Rey, Donahey will discuss “Issues in Domain Name Dispute Resolution,” an issue at the core of his expertise.

M. Scott Donahey (Credit: ICANN)

Donahey, an attorney, served as arbitrator in the world’s first domain name dispute case filed under the Uniform Domain Dispute Resolution Policy, as well as in more than 200 other similar controversies, according to his bio.

“[Donahey] is a skilled mediator and arbitrator, specializing in complex commercial matters, biotechnology and pharmaceutical disputes, computer and Internet disputes, especially those involving intellectual property issues. He has arbitrated cases involving domain name, patent licenses, sales of companies, major construction projects, securities, and sales of computer products and software,” his professional profile further states.

In all, the biggest cases he has been involved with represent claims of more than $24 million in damages.

Thursday’s event is the Internet Society’s third forum of 2011 and is free of charge. The conference is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m.

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Business reporter with 29 years of experience writing for weekly and daily newspapers, as well as trade publications in Puerto Rico. My list of former employers includes Caribbean Business, The San Juan Star, and the Puerto Rico Daily Sun, among others. My areas of expertise include telecommunications, technology, retail, agriculture, tourism, banking and most other segments of Puerto Rico’s economy.

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