Gregory B. Wood

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Alternative Dispute Resolution Attorney in Northridge, CA

Attorney at Law
 | 19360 Rinaldi Street, #673
Northridge, CA 91326
Phone: 818-527-1176
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2019
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 - 2019

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About Gregory Wood

Admitted: 1975, California

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

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

Educational Background:

  • University of Southern California, Advanced Copyright Law certification, 1978
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Certificate in Trial Advocacy, 1984
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Advanced Mediation Training certificaste, 2014
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Certificate in Dispute Resolution, 2010
  • University of California, Los Angeles, M.S. degree in Control Systems Engineering
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering
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19360 Rinaldi Street
Northridge, CA 91326

Phone: 818-527-1176

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Last Updated: 12/8/2018

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