How to score a better deal on a cease & desist
June 26, 2012 12:57 AM Subscribe
LegalFilter: My patent attorney charges more than I can afford to write a cease & desist. should I shop around for a better deal (and how)?
posted by secretsecret to law & government (8 answers total)
My patent is still pending, but I submitted the application through my patent attorney more than a year ago and i successfully sell my product online. A former customer figured out how to make it, and is now selling the exact same product and claiming they invented it. The problem is that my patent attorney wants $400 to write a cease and desist. I CANNOT afford that. I think I could scrape together $150 at the most.
Should I ask around to see if any friends know lawyers who will write it for less? I'm having a heart attack every day about this person who is currently profiting and hurting my sales...any advice would be appreciated!!