Mike has over 18 years of experience practicing in
patent and intellectual property law. Prior to joining Chapin IP Law, Mike was in-house corporate Patent Counsel for over
four and a half years at MathWorks, Inc. a large technical engineering software company in the Boston area that produces the
industry-standard MATLAB and Simulink engineering software platforms. While at MathWorks, Mike gained significant
experience in implementation and management of corporate patent procurement programs and also counseled engineering
management and executives concerning a variety of IP issues related to MathWorks engineering software products such as
MATLAB and Simulink and others. Prior to MathWorks, Mike practiced for many years in provate practice as a Patent
Attorney at several of the largest patent and IP law firms in the Boston area.
Over his career, Mike has drafted and prosecuted many hundreds of patent applications in a wide variety of high
technology subject areas, including software, internet/web/app/SaaS/distributed systems, telecommunications and data
networking technologies, routing protocols, hardware and electronic devices, data storage, databases, security, analytics,
voice/data/image signal processing, digital and analog electronic circuits, compression/decompression, encryption/decryption,
Medical devices and medical software, imaging systems, mechanical devices, robotics,
instrumentation, physics, semiconductors and business methods.
Mike has also drafted opinions and has participated in the litigation of patent disputes.
Prior to entering the legal field, Mike worked in Software and Computer Engineering for over 15 years in the
computer and telecommunications fields for several high-technoogy companies. He has experience developing firmware
for embedded systems, designing and developing software for use within the protocols operating over communication systems and
the Internet. He also developed software for performance analytics, and he created diagnostic software for testing/verifying
computer hardware systems. His broad and in-depth computer and software focused technical background
enables Mike to quickly grasp new technologies in a borad array of areas in these and other spaces.
Mike Badzinski graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science
and cum laude from Suffolk University with a Juris Doctor degree.
He is a member of the Bar in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is registered to practice
before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.