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 IP law 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 prestigious well-known patent/IP law firms in the country (e.g. Fish & Richardson, Finnegan Henderson, Wolf Greeenfield, Fenwick & West and others). And prior to our careers in Patent Law, we all worked for many years as Engineers in technical positions such as software or electrical engineering, semiconductor design and fabriaction, mechanical engineering, or similar fields and we each hold one or more technical degrees in disciplines such as computer science, telecomunications, electrical engineering, physics, and/or mechanical engineering or other technology fields.

In typical IP law firms, a senior attorney or partner with an inflated billable hourly rate delegates work such as preparing patent applications and/or responses to inexperienced junior associates. When this draft work is done, the often too busy senior attorney then reviews and revises this work for training and quality control purposes. This quality of this work, including the approach taken to protect the invention or to overcome a rejection, is never as good as if the senior attorney prepared the work from scratch themselves. This push-down/review/revise work cycle often compromises quality, creates longer prosecution times (requiring more office action responses and RCEs), and significantly increases client costs. Since Chapin IP Law has no junior level attorneys, we consistently provide high-quality work prepared by efficient and experienced attorneys.

To measure and compare our patent quality to that of other IP law firms, we recently utilized sophisticated third-party issued patent data analysis software to statistically analyze, compare and rank years of electronically accessible issued patent file history data produced from different law firms and patent owners/assignees. Going back to our founding in 1999, Chapin IP Law patents consistently rank at or near the top for important key metrics indicating patent quality, performance and cost effectiveness across our client base compared to most other firms. Our allowance rate is often at or near 100%, we typically have an overall kower average time to issue (measured in months), and in most cases we have a lower overall average number of office actions/RCEs responses required to gain allowance. Our claim quality consistenyl ranks very high (as measured by changes made to claims from time of filing up to time of allowance) and we have a very high overall average cost-effectiveness resulting in substantial savings to client patent/IP budgets. On average, we are 20-30% lower in cost than large firms while our quality and performance/timeliness are well above average.

In summary, hiring Chapin IP Law is like hiring only the well-trained partners at a large prestigious national patent law firm, but at billing rates that peak at $350/hour. We provide up-front not-to-exceed cost quotes and we have no overhead charges or hidden fees. This experience / quality / cost value proposition is the basis for our business model and has resulted in our success and helps that of our clients.

The firm's Managing Member and Founder, Barry Chapin, was recognized as one of a select group of leaders in the Massachusetts business community who are outstanding in their fields when he was he was awarded the prestigious "40 Under Forty" award by the Worcester Business Journal.

Chapin IP Law provides patent, trademark and other IP legal sevices to clients ranging from numerous Fortune 500 technology corporations, mid-sized companies, hundreds of startups, venture capital and investment firms, major universities, hospitals, non-profits, and even independent inventors in all areas of technology. 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 engagement of an IP law firm, 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. You are welcome to contact us to discuss your organization's Patent or other Intellectual Property requirements via email at or you may call us direct.


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352 Turnpike Road
Southborough, Massachusetts 01772

Phone: 508-616-9660
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