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Listed as one of the world’s Leading International Arbitrators in Chambers USA 2010-2016 in which he is described as (2013) "a preeminent figure in the market...noted for his strong technical capabilities," and (2014) “a fountain of knowledge…at the forefront of cutting edge arbitration issues.” (2015) "admired as an excellent and 'incredibly efficient' individual who 'really has an instinct for arbitration.'" Robert B.Davidson, Esq., FCIArb is a full-time arbitrator and mediator, and the Executive Director of JAMS Arbitration Practice.He has sat in over 150 domestic and international arbitrations as sole arbitrator and as a member of tripartite panels in both institutional and ad hoc settings.
The manufacturer originally had big plans for loading the operating system onto a variety of devices, including tablets, smartphones, desktops and laptops.
However, sales of its Touch Pad proved anemic, and HP made the decision to end the tablet's life after a mere six weeks on the market.
In order to clear out inventory, the manufacturer sliced the starting price to $99, which sparked a surge of consumer interest.
In the wake of that, HP made the decision to revive the line for a limited time.
In addition, HP plans on dividing its web OS arm into two separate units reporting to different areas of the company, according to two leaked memos that have made their way onto the Web.
The web OS software assets will find their way into the arms, however welcoming, of its Office of Strategy and Technology.
The other parts of the web OS corporate infrastructure, presumably including its hardware interests, will continue as part of the Personal Systems Group, which manufactures HP's PCs, and which will presumably be spun off into its own entity under the terms of the company's new strategy.
Over the course of his career as a litigation partner at a major international law firm, Mr.
Davidson acted as counsel for clients in numerous arbitrations involving a variety of disputes, including serving as lead counsel in domestic and international arbitrations, including 11 cases before the Iran-U. Claims Tribunal (more than any other lawyer), cases before the U. Compensation Commission (established to determine claims against Iraq arising out of the first Gulf war), cases before domestic panels, the International Chamber of Commerce, the Netherlands Arbitration Institute, and ad hoc panels. Davidson has also mediated numerous commercial disputes involving securities, intellectual property, tax, employment, construction, real estate, aircraft leasing, and other commercial matters.
Hewlett-Packard will apparently need close to two months to start fulfilling backorders for the (temporarily) revived Touch Pad tablet.
"It will take 6-8 weeks to build enough HP Touch Pads to meet our current commitments, during which time your order will then ship from this stock with free ground shipping," read an email sent to customers and reprinted in a Sept. "You will receive a shipping notification with a tracking number once your order has shipped." HP originally acquired web OS as part of its takeover of Palm in 2010.