The George Washington University, Juris Doctor, with Honors

The University of Detroit, Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Magna Cum Laude


Bruce Chapman is a trial lawyer who has served as lead counsel in multiple patent jury trials.  In over thirty years of practicing law, Bruce has represented clients in more than 100 patent litigation matters and appeals, serving as lead trial counsel in many large patent litigations.

In addition to litigation, Bruce counsels clients on the best ways to avoid and resolve disputes.  In doing so, he has negotiated numerous licenses, and provided many formal opinions regarding issues such as patent infringement and invalidity.

Bruce’s experience ranges from hard-science patents to trademarks to trade secrets to related antitrust and contract matters.  His practice spans trial courts, appellate courts, and international arbitration panels.  In the process, Bruce has represented a variety of companies involving the medical device, software, biotechnology, telecommunications, and automotive industries.

Bruce has been recognized by the Daily Journal as a Top 75 Patent Litigator and for having obtained one of the Top Defense Verdicts.  Benchmark Litigation has named Bruce a National Litigation Star.  He has also been recognized on many occasions by Best Lawyers – including as Lawyer of the Year – and by Southern California Super Lawyers.