A significant difference between commercial mediation and IP mediation is the potential for the parties to work together after the dispute is resolved. In the vast majority of commercial mediations, it is only about money. However, in a significant number of IP mediations, changing a product, changing a trademark, revising a license, or working together are frequently options to be considered in addition to money.
So make sure you pick a creative mediator who is not afraid of suggesting alternative solutions. An “outside-the-box” thinker.