Chapin Intellectual Property Law, LLC is a mid-sized cost-effective Patent/IP law firm
that is staffed ONLY with senior-level highly experienced Patent Attorneys who each consistently and efficiently
produce top-quality technically accurate work in a responsive manner and at substantial cost savings.
Unlike most other firms we have NO Junior Associates or entry levels in our firm. Prior to Chapin IP Law,
we each worked for many years in patent and IP practice groups at some of the largest most well-known
patent/IP law firms in the country (e.g. Fish & Richardson, Finnegan Henderson, Wolf Greeenfield and others).
And prior to our careers in Patent Law, we all worked for many years as Engineers or Scienctits in areas
such as software or electrical engineering, semiconductor design and fabriaction, mechanical engineering, and
the like and we each hold one or more technical degrees in areas such as computer science, electrical engineering, physics,
and/or mechanical engineering or other technology fields.
Our combined experience in engineering/technology, business, law and patent
practice and our policy to only hire highly skilled Patent Attorneys allows us to completely
avoid a partner/junior push-down/review/revise work cycle thatis common in most other firms and
that reduces quality, creates longer pending and proseuction time, and significnatly increases
costs. We recently utilized sophisticated third-party issued patent data analysis software that
statistially analyzes, compares and ranks years of electronically accessible issued patent
file history data from different law firms and patent owners/assignees. From our issued patents
going back as far as 1999 when we were founded, Chapin IP Law patents consistently rank at or near
the top in comparison to many other IP law firms across our client base in a wide variety of
patent office technololgy centers for important key quality, performacne and cost metrics.
Consistenyl, our allowance rate is typically at or near 100%, we have shorter overall times to issue,
we have a lower average number of office actions/RCEs required to gain allowance, we maintain
above average claim quality (as statistically measured by claim changes required from time of
filing to allowance), and we provide a high overall cost-effectiveness resulting in substantial
cost savings to a clients patent/IP budget. On average, we are 20-30% lower in costs than most
other firms while our quality and performance/timeliness ars top-notch.
n summary, hiring Chapin IP Law is like hiring only the well-trained partners at a large
prestigious national patent law firm, but at substantial costs savings. We are knowledgeable,
experienced, reliable, efficient and very cost effective. Our combined experience
in engineering, science, business and law allows us to provide very high quality IP work with a strong focus on
attention to detail, technical understanding and responsiveness at costs that are significantly less than most other
law firms. We have no overhead charges or hidden fees and our work is quoted up front with
not-to-exceed pricing. This experience / quality / cost valu proposition is the basis for our
business model and has resulted in our success and helps that of our clients.
Barry Chapin founded the firm in 1999 after working for two of the largest patent law firms in New England. The
success of Chapin IP Law was recognized when Barry Chapin was selected as a recipient of the prestigious "40 Under
Forty" award by the Worcester Business Journal. The award recognizes a select group of leaders in the Massachusetts
business community who are outstanding in their fields.
Chapin IP Law represents clients ranging from numerous Fortune 500 high-technology corporations to mid-sized and
small companies, venture capital and investment firms, major universities, hospitals and non-profits, venture and
angel funded startup companies, as even independent inventors in all areas of technology and Intellectual Property
law. We have excellent references available from existing clients large or small.
If you are currently using another patent or IP law firm or are considering an IP law firm for the first time, we
encourage you to contact us for a no-charge consultation to discuss how we can help your organization control patent
or other IP legal costs while still obtaining top quality work in a responsive and technically proficient manner.
If you are new to the firm, please email us at Patents@Chapin-IP-Law.com
to discuss your organization's Patent or other Intellectual Property requirements.