Kathy Chapman is a registered patent attorney with over twenty years of experience drafting and prosecuting patent applications for inventions in the fields of computer science and electrical engineering, medical devices, autonomous vehicles, and tissue engineering, as well as other technical areas. In addition, Kathy has worked closely with patent attorneys in foreign countries to help obtain foreign patent protection for her client’s inventions.  From practicing law in both the role of in-house counsel and the role of outside counsel, Kathy understands the importance of exceeding a client’s expectations while staying within the client’s budgetary requirements.

Kathy has drafted and prosecuted hundreds of patent applications and supervised the drafting and prosecution of hundreds of others, both U.S. and foreign. Her specific subject matter experience includes computer operating systems, computer networks, computer modeling, computer databases and storage, autonomous navigation, autonomous delivery, tissue engineering automation, and medical devices.

Prior to joining MH2 Technology Law Group, LLP, Kathy was an in-house attorney with DEKA Research & Development, a U.S. government attorney with the Naval Research Laboratory, and Of Counsel with the Boston law firm of Perkins, Smith & Cohen, which later merged with the law firm of Burns & Levinson.

Before becoming a patent attorney, Kathy was a principal software engineer at Digital Equipment Corporation. Her software engineering experience included designing, developing, and testing operating system, diagnostic, networked data dictionary, computer networking, object-oriented programming, computer security and artificial intelligence software and firmware.  Kathy supported worldwide deployment of NASA satellite support software and hardware, and was a research scientist at the National Hurricane Research Laboratory, collecting hurricane and cumulus cloud data aboard NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft.  Kathy taught patent prosecution at UNH Franklin Pierce Law Center and computer science courses at the Pennsylvania State University.


  • Massachusetts
  • New Hampshire
  • Maine
  • U.S. District Court for the State of New Hampshire
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Juris Doctor, University of New Hampshire Law School
  • B.S. Atmospheric Science, Florida State University
  • M.S. Atmospheric Science, Pennsylvania State University


  • NH Bar Association
  • New Hampshire Bar Intellectual Property Section
  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi


  • Instructor, Intellectual Property, Federal Laboratory Consortium (FLC), Bethesda, MD, April 2014
  • Speaker, Patentability after Bilski, FLC regional meeting, New Orleans, LA, Spring 2011
  • Panelist, New England Women in Energy and Environment, Boston, MA, February 23, 2010
  • Co-author, Achieving Patent Protection for Software Inventions, The Computer & Internet Lawyer, Vol. 25:8, 2008
  • Co-author, Challenges with Patenting Software, Vermont Bar Journal, Winter 2007/2008