Sandra A. Sellers
President, Technology Mediation Services, LLC, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., Dickinson; J.D., George Washington
B.A. Dickinson College; J.D., George Washington University Law School. Professor Sellers is President of Technology Mediation Services, LLC. She mediates and arbitrates intellectual property and...Continue Reading
B.A. Dickinson College; J.D., George Washington University Law School. Professor Sellers is President of Technology Mediation Services, LLC. She mediates and arbitrates intellectual property and high tech disputes involving, e.g., patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret infringement; software contracts; and other complex business conflicts. Prior to founding Technology Mediation Services, Ms. Sellers was Vice President of Intellectual Property Education and Enforcement for the Software Publishers Association (SPA) (now known as the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA)), where she was responsible for enforcing SPA's members' intellectual property rights worldwide. She also negotiated domestic and international licenses related to SPA's educational programs and materials, and advised members on software licenses. Before joining the SPA, Ms. Sellers was a shareholder in the Washington, DC office of Willian Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, where she specialized in intellectual property litigation and counseling, particularly in the computer industry. Previously, she was an attorney-advisor to the chief administrative law judge of the US International Trade Commission.
Professor Sellers has served as a Director of the International Trademark Association (2005-07), and Chair (2002-03) and Vice-Chair (1999-2001) of the ADR Committee. She was chair of the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and resolution (CPR)'s Advisory Committee for Information Technology Conflict Management. She served on the American Bar Association's Task Force on E-Commerce and ADR. She is author of "Ethics and Online Dispute Resolution," Dispute Resolution Ethics: A Comprehensive Guide, American Bar Association (2002), and various articles on ADR. She has been named one of the "Legal Elite" by Virginia Business magazine since 2007.
Professor Sellers is a member of the panels of neutrals of CPR's Technology and Trademark Panels; the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Arbitration and Mediation Center; and other local panels. She is certified by the Supreme Court of Virginia as a civil mediator in civil court and circuit court.