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,
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
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
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
You are welcome to contact us to discuss your organization's Patent or other Intellectual
Property requirements via email at Patents@Chapin-IP-Law.com
or you may call us direct.