This case involves a biopharmaceutical company that hired a law firm to create an intellectual property strategy for them as they moved their product into relevant markets around the globe. Specifically, the law firm was asked to obtain patent protection for the company’s biological fertilizer seed coat. It was alleged that the law firm claimed non-essential limitations that unnecessarily required an agriculturally acceptable adjuvant or excipient when such was not needed to practice the invention. It was also alleged that the firm failed to file claims by given deadlines. The company asserted that if the law firm had not claimed non-essential limitations and had filed claims in a timely fashion, the product would have been commercialized and licensed throughout two continents.