May 16, 2019

IBM and Groupon Settle Their Patent Litigation by “Expanding the Pie” Mediation Style

Josh Fruchter
“Expanding the pie” is a mediation technique that expands resolution of a dispute beyond purely distributive issues (i.e., how much money A pays to B) to other exchanges of value that create “win-win” solutions for the parties. “Pie expansion” works because, in most conflicts, it’s usually never “just about the..
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