Welcome to the Foreign Patent Renewal Settlement Website

The purpose of this website is to provide you with information regarding a proposed class action settlement that has been preliminarily approved by the Court in a class action lawsuit, Run Them Sweet LLC v. CPA Global Limited and CPA Global North America LLC,  United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, No. 1:16-cv-01347-TSE-TCB.

The Plaintiff in the lawsuit alleges that CPA Global overcharged certain clients for country and foreign exchange charges with respect to foreign patent renewal services it performed. CPA Global denies any wrongdoing and maintains that it has not committed any wrongful act or violation of law. Nonetheless, to avoid the cost and burden of ongoing litigation, CPA Global has agreed to enter into the Settlement described below.

If you are a Settlement Class Member, you will receive payment automatically, without making a claim. You are a Settlement Class Member if, between January 1, 2012, and December 31, 2016 (the “Class Period”): you were a former or current CPA Global patent holder client located in the United States; you were introduced to CPA Global by an introducer agent1; within any calendar year in the Class Period, you had 20 or fewer foreign (non-US) patent renewals performed by CPA Global; and you did not, within any calendar year in the Class Period, have more than 40 foreign patent renewals performed by CPA Global.

If you are a Settlement Class Member, you will receive a notice in the mail providing information about the settlement, including the estimated amount of the cash payment you will receive if the settlement is approved.


1 For example, a law firm or patent agent.