REPRESENTATION TERMSprint

Mohr Intellectual Property Law Solutions, P.C. (the "Firm") represents clients in intellectual property matters. This Representation Agreement sets forth the general terms of our relationship with clients. Representation terms governing a specific service are described in a seperate document, such as a Services Appendix.

REPRESENTATION TERMS UPDATES

Our representation terms may change at any time.The representation terms in place here on our website when a project is initiated will govern. You can reference our current representation terms here whenever you request additional services from the Firm.

SERVICES

The requested services and the current fees associated with those services are listed in the Services Appendix. In addition to providing you with the services detailed in the Services Appendix, we would be happy to assist with you with other matters in the future.

Additional services may be requested and provided without executing a subsequent Representation Agreement. For future services, the general terms of the present Agreement will apply unless amended in writing. Our service fees are periodically updated and the fees existing at the time you request future services will apply to those services.

CONFIDENTIALITY

As your attorneys, we will keep all of the matters we discuss in confidence. It is important that you maintain our communications in confidence as well to preserve the attorney-client privilege. The attorney-client privilege may be asserted in court proceedings to restrict our communications from being introduced as evidence, with certain exceptions.

EXPENSES

The Firm will submit invoices to you when a project is close to being completed or on a periodic basis. The invoices will reflect our legal fees for services rendered on your behalf, costs incurred on your behalf, and disbursements made on your behalf. Payments will be applied to outstanding invoices in chronological order.

Absent an approved payment plan, payment for an invoice balance is due within 10 days of the due date specified on the invoice. Payment of the invoice balance is due before applications are filed, letters are sent, or opinions are rendered. It will be your responsibility to pay for costs incurred by the Firm on your behalf, such as government filing fees and third-party service fees.

Flat Fee Services

For services with a "Base Flat Fee" specified in the Services Appendix, the base flat fee includes all anticipated costs for a standard complexity project. Upon request, we can increase the complexity of a project beyond the base flat fee with corresponding fee increases as described in the Services Appendix. Our current flat fees are posted on our website and are available upon request.

Hourly Billing Services

For services labeled as "Hourly Billing" in the Services Appendix, the legal fees will depend on the time involved to provide services to you. Our time spent on emails and phone calls will be billed for hourly billing projects. Hourly billing projects include legal research, counseling, litigation, and contract drafting matters.

Our current billing rates range from $220–$275 per hour, depending on the attorney. The billing rates for our attorneys are periodically reevaluated and subject to change.

Advance Deposit Funds

To begin work on a project, the Firm requires an advance deposit of funds to cover anticipated legal fees and third-party expenses. Advance deposit funds will be held in the Firm´s trust account on your behalf until legal fees are actually earned or until the funds are disbursed to pay for government or third-party fees.

The amount of funds to be deposited in advance depends on the type of project. Often, the advance deposit required is one-half of a specified flat fee. For some projects, the advance deposit required is the full amount of a specified flat fee or a set amount specified in an Advance Payment Invoice.

Please include your advance deposit with the executed copy of this Agreement.

Personal Guarantee

If this Representation Agreement is executed on behalf of a business entity, the person executing the Representation Agreement agrees to be personally responsible for paying the legal fees incurred by the business entity in the event the business entity fails to pay the legal fees incurred. If other individuals should share personal responsibility for the business entity´s legal fees, this Representation Agreement should be executed by the other individuals as well.

Payment Delinquencies

If invoice payments are not paid on time, it is the Firm´s practice to refrain from performing nonessential services, to require advance payment of all disbursements, and possibly to require advance payment in full for services, depending on the circumstances. For balances that are not paid in full within 30 days of being due, interest will be imposed on and added to the outstanding balance. The interest rate will be 9% per annum and the amount of interest will be calculated from the date payment was due.

ELECTRONIC PAYMENTS

A 3% processing fee will be added to all payments paid using electronic payment methods, including payments made by credit card, Paypal, electronic fund transfer, or wire transfer, to cover the expenses the Firm incurs for these payment methods. The Firm also accepts cash and check payments, which are not subject to this additional 3% processing fee.

We are unable to deposit electronic payments into our client trust account. Thus, advance payments made by electronic payments will not be held in the Firm"s trust account on your behalf. Instead the advance payment funds will be considered "earned upon receipt" and deposited directly into the Firm"s operating account.

Earned on Receipt

Defining the electronic payment funds as "earned on receipt" is necessary for us to comply with our ethical requirements. Earned on receipt means that you are agreeing that the Firm has earned the advance payment portion of the legal fee described in the Representation Agreement upon making the advance payment by an electronic payment method even though the Firm has not yet provided you with the legal services.

Electronic Payment Refunds

If you elect to cancel the requested services, the Firm agrees to issue you a refund as follows:

 Amount of the Advance Deposit you made using an electronic payment method
MinusA processing fee of 3% of the Advance Deposit amount
MinusThe value of services already rendered at the time you cancel the requested services
EqualsAmount of your Advance Deposit the Firm agrees to refund to you

   

TEAM

To efficiently and cost-effectively provide you with legal services, different attorneys or agents may take part in completing your project. The Firm utilizes associate attorneys and patent agents as well contract attorneys (collectively, Production Attorneys) to complete projects. The expenses estimated in the Services Appendix will not change based on the Production Attorneys involved.

ROLES

The Firm assigns different roles to its team members to help serve clients efficiently and cost effectively. The main roles are Client Manager, Production Attorney, and Principal Attorney.

Client Manager
Your primary contact at the Firm will be your Client Manager. Your Client Manager will be the person most available for questions, answers, and updates for your projects. Your Client Manager will coordinate with you and the Production Attorney assigned to your project to answer questions and to complete your project.

Production Attorney
The primary role for the Firm’s Production Attorneys is to provide you with legal services. Your Production Attorney will also assist your Client Manager to provide you with answers to legal questions

Principal Attorney
The primary roles for the Firm’s Principal Attorney, Joseph Mohr, are to oversee projects, to manage operations at the Firm, and to be a general resource for clients. The Principal Attorney assigns projects to Production Attorneys based on technical expertise, availability, and logistical considerations.

CLIENT FILES

We are a paperless office and maintain client files exclusively in electronic format on onsite computers and in offsite (cloud) backup computers. Upon request, absent a valid attorney lien, we can provide you with your file in electronic format. If you would like to create a paper copy of your file, you will be responsible for printing the files at your own expense. In the event that you have a past due account with us, we reserve the right to place an attorney lien on your client file, i.e., hold the file until the attorney lien is discharged.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RENEWALS

Patents, trademarks, and copyrights in many cases must be renewed on a periodic basis to keep them enforceable. From an international standpoint, many countries require annual annuity payments to keep applications pending. In the United States, renewal fees generally apply when intellectual property rights have been issued rather than while applications for intellectual property rights are pending.

The Firm will seek to notify you of applicable deadlines and fees related to renewals and annuities, but the ultimate responsibility for maintaining your intellectual property will rest with you. For example, the Firm can not be responsible if intellectual property lapses because we were not aware that your contact information changed or because you did not provide payment for the fees when they were due.

COMMUNICATION

Our primary means of communicating with you will be by email and phone. Traditional mail will be used only when necessary because it is slower and less efficient. On occasion, we may use our cell phones to speak with you if we are away from our desk.

We will send you documents and files, including notices of upcoming deadlines, exclusively to the primary email address you have provided to us; namely, matthew@2mlawfirm.com. Thus, it is important that you let us know if you are no longer using the email address we have on file for you or if you have a different, preferred email address.

TERMINATION

Either you or the Firm may terminate a relationship formed according to this Agreement for any reason or for no reason. The Firm agrees, however, to withdraw from representing you at your request. In turn, you agree to pay any liabilities incurred by the Firm on your behalf prior to termination. In the unlikely event that the Firm withdraws from representing you, we will give you sufficient notice so that you can retain substitute counsel.

EXECUTION & ACCEPTANCE

This Representation Agreement will execute when you deposit funds for legal services with the Firm, which will confirm your acceptance of the representation terms described here. There is no need to sign or return this Representation Agreement.

Effective Date: 02/24/2016
Mohr IP Law, P.C. | 800 Fifth Avenue, Suite 4100, Seattle, WA 98104 | Phone: 1-877-897-5414 (Toll Free) | Office@IdeasTakeFlight.com