Gregory B. Wood

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Northridge, CA

Attorney at Law
 | 19222 Mayall St, Northridge, CA 91324
Phone: 818-527-1176
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1975
Practice Areas:
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (50%)
Attorney Profile

Gregory B. Wood is an alternative dispute resolution attorney in Northridge, California. Mr. Wood has more than three decades of experience in the areas of intellectual property litigation and alternative dispute resolution, such as arbitration and mediation. He also serves as an entrepreneur coach and participates in matters throughout the Los Angeles region.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering and a master’s degree in control systems engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, Mr. Wood went on to obtain his law degree from the University of La Verne College of Law while working for an aircraft corporation. He has been admitted to practice law since 1975 and is also admitted to appear before various federal courts, including the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Wood also has extensive training in arbitration and mediation and has authored articles and given presentations for a variety of groups on these and other topics. Over the course of his career, he has received numerous honors and awards from various organizations for his contributions to the legal profession. In 2015, he was recognized by the nonprofit organization Joni and Friends for his many years serving as chairman of the board.  

Mr. Wood serves on several groups and panels including the American Arbitration Association’s commercial arbitration panel, the Los Angeles Superior Court’s alternative dispute resolution panel and the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s fee arbitration panel. He is also a member of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California’s alternative dispute resolution panel and the mediation panel of the California Department of Insurance.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Alternative Dispute Resolution (50%): Arbitration, Mediation

Intellectual Property Litigation (50%)

Focus Areas

Arbitration, Mediation

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Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2020

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About Gregory Wood

Admitted: 1975, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.woodipdr.com/credentials/

Honors/Awards:

  • Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honor Society 1967
  • LA County Bar Association Certification of Appreciation for Volunteer Service on Arbitration Committee, 1991
  • Practicing Law Institute Letter of Appreciation for presentation program presentation "How to Prepare & Conduct Markman Hearings," 2001
  • Joni & Friends Non-Profit Recognition for 18 year of service as chairman of the board, 2015
  • Commendation from California Secretary of State for service as an informal trademark advisor to the Secretary of State's office, 1988
  • Letter of Appreciation for Service as Judge Pro Tem for Los Angeles Municipal Court, 1987
  • Letter of Commendation for Service as Chair of LA County Bar Association Delegation Executive Committee, 1987
  • LA County Bar Association Certification of Appreciation for Volunteer service on Client Relations Committee, 1990-1992
  • Certificate of Appreciation from California State Bar for services on the Intellectual Property Law Section Executive Committee, 1988
  • Commendation letter for service on the Resolutions Committee of the California State Bar, 1992

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Licensed Patentt Attorney USPTO REG. No. 28133, 1976

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • California Bar, December 1975
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Committee on the State Bar, Past Chair
  • U.S. Supreme Court. Professional Control Systems Engineer License No. 1029
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Delegation to the State Bar Conference, Past Chair
  • U.S. Patent Office (No. 28133)
  • American Bar Association, Intellectual Property Section
  • Sedona Conference, Working Group On Electronic Discovery And Privacy, Confidentiality And Public Access
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • Nebraska, 2000
  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • American Bar Association, Dispute Resolution Section, Chair PSA Working Group
  • Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Building Trust in Mediation," Dispute Resolution Magazine, Vol. 16, No. 4, Summer 2010
  • "E-Discovery Disputes, Mediation and Confidentiality," Bloomberg Law Reports / Federal Practice, September 8, 2009
  • "Technology Basics," eDiscovery for Corporate Counsel, Chapter 4, Thompson / West Publishing, 2008 - 2014 editions
  • "Will Your Company Be Required To Preserve Information From Employees' Personal Email Accounts and Computers?," Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. Client Alert, April 2007
  • "Wal-Mart: Has Non-Genericness Been Eliminated as an Element of a Product Configuration Trade Dress Claim?," BNA's Patent, Trademark & Copyright Journal, March 2005
  • California's Anti-Counterfeiting Statutes (Business and Professions Code §§14340-14342 and Penal Code §350)
  • Trade Secret Act (Civil Code §3426 et seq. and Code of Civil Procedure §2019(d)
  • Employee Rights in Inventions (Labor Code §2870)
  • "Ethics And ADR: What Ever Happened To Zealous Representation?" Presented to Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP, January 10, 2013
  • "Cloud Computing," 15th Annual Electronic Discovery and Records Retention Conference, December 7, 2011
  • "EDiscovery for the Corporate Market," Executive Counsel Institute, March 12- 15, 2011
  • "Intellectual Property Protection in International Commercial Transactions," Conference on Future Trends in Exporting and Importing, sponsored by the Foreign Trade Association, February 17, 2011
  • "Controlling Your E-Discovery Destiny," E-Discovery for the Corporate Market Conference, Executive Counsel Institute, Los Angeles, CA, December 14-15, 2010
  • "Getting your IM/RM House in Order," Thomson Reuters, 14th Annual Electronic Discovery and Records Retention Conference: Achieving Practical Proportionality, Los Angeles, CA, September 14-15, 2010
  • "The Electronic Information Juggernaut: Taking Aim At ADR," American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution, San Francisco, CA, April 7-10, 2010
  • Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Masters College Business School, 2011
  • Adjunct Professor, Copyright and Intellectual Property, American Patent Institute, 1978-1980
  • Adjunct Professor, Copyright and Intellectual Property, American Patent Institute, 1978-1980
  • Adjunct Professor, Copyright Law and Intellectual Property, Loyola Law School, 1982 – 1983
  • Adjunct Professor, Patent Procedure, Southwestern Law School, 1985
  • "Public Policy & the Arbitrability of Intellectual Property Disputes," ADR Times July 2, 2013

Educational Background:

  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Certificate in Dispute Resolution, 2010
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Certificate in Trial Advocacy, 1984
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Advanced Mediation Training certificaste, 2014
  • University of California, Los Angeles, M.S. degree in Control Systems Engineering
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering
  • University of Southern California, Advanced Copyright Law certification, 1978
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19222 Mayall St
Northridge, CA 91324

Phone: 818-527-1176

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Last Updated: 9/18/2019

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