About Capital Legal Group


Our Mission

Our goal is to assist our clients in monetizing their intellectual property. We strive not just to generate revenue, but to do so under the business and political constraints that may be imposed on our clients. For example, some clients are very litigation averse and we have solutions to eliminate or reduce the risk of litigation.


Our History

Capital Legal Group was founded in 2006 by Mel Barnes, a former Partner at Manelli, Denison and Selter, PLLC and former in-house counsel. Mel Barnes also was a patent litigator at the firms of Howrey & Simon and Morgan Lewis & Bockius during the 1990s. Although Capital Legal Group started as a patent prosecution firm, the present contingency based practice was designed to assume the risk that clients normally assume and has been very well received.