Posts Tagged: contingency representation


The Accounting Benefits of Legal Finance for IP

There are many reasons that it makes sense for companies, law firms and other entities with valuable IP assets to utilize legal finance. Most are well understood: …
By Katharine Wolanyk
7 months ago 1

Why Patent Contingency Litigation is Declining?

Contingency representation is monetarily feasible for attorneys and law firms if and only if there is a high likelihood of success. Even in the best case scenario …

Arbitrator’s ‘interpretation’ of unconscionable fee agreement gives Jenner & Block millions in unearned contingency fees

Oracle and Parallel Networks settled that arbitration in January 2013. So, more than four years after Jenner & Block lost the Oracle case and abandoned its client, they received …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 2

Money For Nothing: An arbitrator awards Jenner & Block millions for losing case, abandoning its client

Jenner & Block’s demand in the arbitration was for more than $10.2 million in hourly fees, which amounted to more than 70% of the net recovery obtained by Parallel …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 5

Did Jenner & Block breach its fiduciary duty to Parallel Networks with an unreasonable contingency fee?

After losing a case on summary judgment, and at a time when Parallel Networks most needed its counsel to fight to overturn the catastrophic summary judgment ruling, …
By Steve Brachmann
1 year ago 2

A Better Mouse Trap: Patents and the Road to Riches

Inventors and entrepreneurs frequently take this mouse-trap quote all too literally, thinking that if they make a better product it will sell and make them rich beyond …
By Gene Quinn
5 years ago 10

Intellectual Property as a Corporate Asset

The theme of the annual meeting of the AIPF this year is "intellectual property as a corporate asset." There are indeed presentations sprinkled across the two days …
By Gene Quinn
6 years ago 2

Why Patent Attorneys Don’t Work on Contingency

Having spent time as a litigator I know exactly what goes into taking a case on a contingency basis and you only take cases on a contingency …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 25

Lessons: 5 Odd Things Inventors Tell Patent Attorneys

One of the problems created by true newbies, particularly those who have not done any reading or tried to at least bring themselves up to speed to …
By Gene Quinn
8 years ago 6

A Better Mouse Trap: Patents and the Road to Riches

To paraphrase the famous quote of Ralph Waldo Emerson, if you build a better mouse-trap the world will make a path to your door. Inventors and entrepreneurs …
By Gene Quinn
9 years ago 9

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