Barry Chapin
Managing Member/Founder, Registered Patent Attorney
25 Years of Patent Experience
Juris Doctorate, Bachelors in Computer Science, Physics Minor

Barry founded Chapin Intellectual Property Law, LLC (Chapin IP Law) in 1999 after working for many years in patent practice at two of the largest intellectual property / patent law firms in New England. Chapin IP Law was founded as a unique low-overhead IP law firm that produces high-quality patent, trademark and other IP legal work from ONLY senior-level highly experienced Patent Attorneys in a responsive and technically detailed manner at substantial cost savings (20-30% below most other firms). Chapin IP Law employs NO entry-level Attorneys, NO Technology Specialists and NO Junior or Mid-Level Associates. Everyone here is a senior-level experienced Patent Attorney. We all worked for years at large IP law firms and in Engineering prior to our patent law careers. Barry manages many clients of the firm that range from numerous Fortune 500s, many mid-sized companies, hundreds of start-ups, venture capital firms, major universities and non-profits, healthcare and medical device companies and even independent inventors. Barry enjoys technology, entrepreneurship, business and innovation and routinely attends, mentors and speaks at a wide variety of technology summits and conferences in fields such as Software/Internet/Cloud/SaaS/Analytics/Ecommerce Technologies, Computer hardware and communications, Electronic Devices, Medical Devices and Medical Systems/Software, Communications/Mobile Technologies, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented Reality, Manufacturing, Packaging and other technology sectors.

In total, Barry has over 25 years of experience in patent, trademark and intellectual property law practice. Barry has written and prosecuted hundreds and hundreds of patent applications (including both foreign and domestic) and he currently practices in all areas of IP and Patent law related to the fields of software, computers, business methods, medical devices/systems/software, instrumentation, robotics, mechanical and electro-mechanical systems, electronics/semiconductors, Internet/Cloud/SaaS, algorithms, e-commerce, data communications and networking hardware/software/systems, mobile/wireless, physics/optics and many other areas. He also handles IP licensing strategies and is well-versed in maximizing the monetary value of client IP and patent portfolios. He manages the firm and many of its clients and ensures Chapin IP Law consistently produces high quality work with strong attention to detail, technical understanding and responsiveness in a cost-effective manner. Barry is skilled at the process which many inventors often lack - that being how to start with an idea and then properly protect it and monetize it, license it and/or take it to market. He has significant personal and client experiences taking ideas from concept to licensing or to market, with sales that include online/Internet, on QVC and in retail stores.

Barry's IP practice includes preparation and prosecution (both domestic and foreign) of patent and trademark applications, opinions (non-infringement/infringement, validity/invalidity), providing IP due diligence, licensing of patent rights (including contingent fee licensing), IP enforcement strategies, strategic patent portfolio development and management, and general intellectual property counseling to clients in a wide variety of technologies.

Before entering patent law, Barry worked as a Software, Network and Communications Engineer at GTE Government Systems Corporation/General Dynamics and as a Network Engineer and then as a Communications Engineer and Unix Network Systems Administrator/Oracle DBA at Draper Laboratory/M.I.T. While in Engineering, he was involved in development of various technical projects related to software, computers, networking and data communications, security, protocols/routing/encryption, electronic testing systems, sensors and autonomous vehicle control/navigation/guidance, and intertial guidance systems. His areas of technical expertise include all areas of software application design, programming, development, test and deployment, compilers, virtualization and hypervisors, data lakes and enterprise cloud software systems, operating system design and optimization, enterprise and distributed systems architecture, content distribution networks (CDNs), database and network storage technologies, computer enterprise network management and administration, analog and digital data communications systems and devices (PSTN, LAN, WAN, Wireless, Mobile/Cellular, NFC, RFID), data/voice encryption/decryption/compression, authentication and identity verification technologies, bioinformatics, speech/voice recognition and synthesis, Internet/web/data/security technologies, SaaS/Cloud applications, data and web analytics, big data mining, artificial intelligence, augmented and virtual reality, data/image/video signal processing, semiconductor fabrication, electronics and circuitry design, hardware/firmware design and operation, medical devices and medical software, medical radiation treatment systems, hospital/healthcare/patient data and equipoment management systems, MEMS and nanotechnologies, quantum dot and display technologies, 3D scanning 3D modeling and 3D printing systems, laboratory instrumentation, physics, optics, mechanical/electro-mechanical systems, manufacturing line and warehouse automation control and order fulfillment systems and software, supply chain logistics systems, and many other high and low technology areas. Due to years of his extensive technology and patent practice experience, Barry often receives praise from inventors about his ability to quickly understand their innovations in diverse technology areas and to produce on-point draft patent applications that require few or no changes, and to create persuasive office action responses that overcome complex prior art rejections to efficiently and very cost-effectively gain allowance of pending client IP matters.

Barry Chapin obtained his Juris Doctorate degree in Law from Suffolk University School of Law at night while working full-time in patent practice for a large Boston patent/IP law firm. He also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science with a Physics minor from the State University of New York in Potsdam, NY. 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 is also an inventor on several issued U.S. and Foreign patents related to beverage container marketing, beverage container automated tracking/opening, under-the-cap beverage can promotions, and automated digital consumer engagement when a consumer opens a beverage can.


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Business Methods
Medical Devices
Materials Science

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