Dr. Chapman is a patent attorney whose practice focuses on intellectual property strategy, portfolio development and management, and counseling in strategic business planning relating to technology commercialization. Dr. Chapman’s experience includes complex physical technologies arising from multi-disciplinary fields including fluid dynamics, material science, biomedical engineering, biophysics and chemical engineering. Dr. Chapman’s technical experience includes ballistics, counter-IED measures, shaped-charges, fluidic-based counter measures, electronic circuit test devices, medical devices, tissue implants, tissue engineering, microbiology, medical diagnostics, research tools, personalized medicine, pharmaceuticals, fluidics, optics, imaging, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), nanotechnology, semiconductors, renewable energy, oil and gas production processes, instruments and components.
Dr. Chapman’s practice encompasses a broad range of clients, such as major research and academic institutions, federal research programs, start-ups, and mid-size to Fortune 500 companies. He works to evaluate and develop a comprehensive intellectual property strategy to assist his clients in achieving their business goals. Examples include developing, commercializing and enforcing intellectual property rights including by transactional agreements, landscape assessments, freedom to operate opinions, infringement opinions and patentability evaluation. Dr. Chapman has represented clients in various administrative proceedings at the United States Patent and Trademark Office and facilitated world-wide development and protection of core intellectual property assets.
Prior to law school, Dr. Chapman was a Research Associate in the Department of Bioengineering at Rice University and the Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He obtained a Ph.D. in the Department of Biophysics from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and a B.Sc. from the University of Western Ontario in Medical Biophysics. His research experience includes determining the impact of fluid flow on physical objects, developing instrumentation for biological applications and conducting research in cardiovascular medicine, microfluidics, and modeling of biological systems. Dr. Chapman’s diverse background is an asset in working with clients over a wide range of technological areas, including interacting with inventors and business leaders to develop, leverage and maximize intellectual property rights across a range of technologies.