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 technologies arising out of the intersection of life sciences, physics and chemistry such as from multi-disciplinary fields including biomedical engineering, biophysics and chemical engineering. Dr. Chapman’s technical experience includes 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, 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.
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 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.
Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Chapman was a patent attorney at Lathrop & Gage.