In 1999 Barry Chapin founded Chapin IP Law after working for many years at two of the largest intellectual property law firms in New
England. The basis of Chapin IP Law is to provide quality work by senior-level patent attorneys (the firm has NO entry levels) at
reasonable costs. His first client was Cisco Systems, his second was EMC Corporation and his third was Sun Microsystems (now Oracle Corp).
The firm now represents numerous Fortune 500s, mid-sized companies, hundreds of start-ups, venture capital firms, many major universities
and non-profits and even independent inventors.
In total, Barry has over 23 years of experience in patent law. Barry currently practices in all areas of Intellectual Property and patent
law related to the fields of software, computers, business methods, electronics, communications systems, physics, medical devices,
instrumentation, materials, mechanical and electro-mechanical systems. He also manages the firm and ensures Chapin IP Law produces high
quality work with strong attention to detail, technical understanding and responsiveness at costs that are substantially below those of
Barry's IP practice includes preparation and prosecution (both domestic and foreign) of patent applications, opinions
(non-infringement/infringement, validity/invalidity), providing IP due diligence, licensing of patent rights (including contingent fee
licensing), patent portfolio development and management, and general intellectual property counseling to clients in a wide variety of
Before entering patent law, Barry worked as an Engineer at GTE Government Systems Corporation and at Draper Laboratory on various technical
projects related to software, computers, communications, electronic systems, physics and instrumentation. His areas of technical expertise
include software development, operating systems, database and storage technologies, computer networking and management, communications and
Internet technologies (LAN, WAN, Wireless), electronics and signal processing; semiconductors; hardware design and operation, medical
devices, nanotechnologies, instrumentation, medical devices and physics-based systems.
Barry Chapin obtained his law degree at Suffolk University School of Law at night while working for a large Boston patent law firm. He also
has a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science and Physics minor from the State University of New York. Barry is a member of the Bar in
Massachusetts, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the Federal District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
He is also registered as a Patent Attorney to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Barry Chapin is also an
inventor on several issued patents of his own.