CMB represents patent plaintiffs in district courts across the United States. We can act as our own local counsel in E.D. Texas, W.D. Texas, and N.D. Georgia. We have successfully defended venue in E.D. Texas despite venue law changes based on the Supreme Court’s decision in TC Heartland.
CMB typically represents patent plaintiffs based on a contingency fee. We do not get paid unless you do too. CMB also has a network of funding partners that can assist with litigation fees, such as deposition and expert witness fees.
CMB regularly defends clients in trademark oppositions. Often, large companies oppose allowed and meritorious trademark applications primarily because they believe a smaller company or individual will not have means to defend itself. CMB is well positioned to defend its smaller clients in these situations. CMB has successfully defended numerous oppositions, resulting in dismissals or even payment to CMB’s clients.
CMB represents patent litigation defendants on a fee basis. Several of our attorneys come from larger litigation firms where the hourly rates were twice as high as the CMB rates. For clients who need top-notch representation that does not cripple ongoing business budgets, CMB is a logical choice.
Where appropriate, CMB can also initiate the Inter Partes Review (“IPR”) process at the USPTO. This can help save our clients from substantial litigation costs in some scenarios.
We also act as local counsel in N.D. Georgia.
Fortune 100 and small companies alike have trusted CMB to provide opinion letters regarding whether a competitor’s patent is invalid or not infringed. Our findings help clients move forward confidently with new technologies in view of competitors’ existing patents.