Snipped from a WSJ Law Blog note on starting an plaintiff’s intellectual property practice:

… the new IP group willl focused on enforcing the patent rights of inventors and universities against big business. “It’s actually quite consistent with our traditional practice,” says founding partner Darren Robbins. If you think about it, he’s right. A patent plainitiff needs the financial resources to go after large corporations — something that a plaintiff’s firm used to working on contingency is able to provide. As Robbins put it: “We can go eight years and pony up $30 million.”