Paul Kriz is Partner at Chapin Intellectual Property Law, LLC. Paul has over 14 years of experience in patent law. Prior to joining the
firm, he practiced law for several years at a large firm specializing in patent and trademark prosecution. He has counseled clients with
respect to both U.S. and foreign patent applications, and has prosecuted hundreds of applications. The subject technologies of the
applications have varied greatly and include: software and business methods, electronic devices and circuits, power systems, wireless
communications, networks/Internet, data storage, opto-electronic systems, lasers, instrumentation and semiconductors. In addition to patent
prosecution, Paul has provided legal opinions and has been involved with intellectual property due diligence, litigation and trademark
Prior to entering the legal field, Paul worked as an electrical design engineer for several companies. He has extensive practical
engineering work experience in design, development and testing of analog and digital electronics and in software development. While at
United Technologies (UTC) Hamilton Standard, Paul was involved in the design and development of fault tolerant, redundant engine control
systems for commercial aircraft manufacturers such as Boeing and Airbus. After UTC, he worked as an engineer at Electronic Retailing
Systems, a startup company that developed products to provide instant price information to shelf-edge displays in retail stores.
Additionally, Paul led the electronic design group at General Scanning Laser Systems Division. At General Scanning, he managed the
development of electronic interfaces for memory repair, thin-film, and thick-film laser-based manufacturing equipment. Combined, his
practical engineering experience tallies to over 10 years.
Paul Kriz attended the University of Connecticut and earned a B.S.E.E. degree with an emphasis in electro-magnetic theory and semiconductor
design. In addition to the B.S.E.E., he holds a M.S.E.E. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a J.D. from the New England School of
Law. Paul is a member of the Bar in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and is also admitted to practice before the United States Patent and
Trademark Office. Paul Kriz is also an active member of the Boston Patent Lawyers Association.