10 Mar '12, 11am

Extortion - unprofessional action of law firm

I receive a letter from a big name law firm with a claim that gave the impression that I have infringed that patent belonging to the client. The letter suggested discussion about "licensing arrangement". I consider that the law firm had made the "request" without any basis and did not carry out proper diligence. By writing under their firm's letterhead, I consider their action to be tantamount to "extortion". I checked the meaning of "extortion" and found the following explanation from Wikipedia . I will lodge a complaint to the Law Society that the lawyer is acting unprofessionally in "attempting to extort". Extortion (also called shakedown , outwresting , and exaction ) is a criminal offence which occurs when a person unlawfully obtains either money, property or services from a person(s), entity, or institution, through coercion . Refraining from doing harm is sometimes ...

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