Kristine Dorrain serves as internet legal counsel for the National Arbitration Forum (NAF). At NAF, Dorrain’s work focuses on providing legal counsel for the domain dispute arbitration program, and she oversees NAF’s intellectual property (IP) dispute resolution programs. She also manages the recruitment and organization of NAF’s intellectual property panels. Additionally, Dorrain oversees the strategic development of NAF’s premium IP Arbitration and Mediation panel and plays a significant role in marketing NAF’s overall IP ADR services.
Prior to joining NAF, Dorrain was an intellectual property assets manager for Samsung Electronics. While at Samsung, she managed patent prosecution and an extensive patent case portfolio. She was responsible for preparing and evaluating invention disclosures, writing patent applications and managing research on prior art.
She obtained her J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law and her undergraduate degree from Saint Cloud State University. She is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and actively serves on the Trademark Internet and Cyberspace Committee and is a member of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Special Committee on Online Trademark Issues and the Cyberspace Law Committee.
She has been an adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline since 2005, where she currently co-teaches IP Appellate Practice and coaches Mitchell Hamline’s Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition teams.