Paul E. Schaafsma NovusIP, LLC
Paul E. Schaafsma NovusIP, LLC

Firm Overview

Chicago Patent Lawyer Financial ● Internet Technology ● Software and Electronics

If you operate a domestic or international financial services business, you may have questions regarding the infusion of patents into your business. As you develop technology within your own firm, you wonder whether you should patent the technology. Patent attorney Paul Schaafsma has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of intellectual property law practice, can provide answers to your questions, file patents for protection, and offer inside advice regarding financial patents, Internet patents and Internet technology, and software and electronic patents. Contact Chicago patent lawyer Paul E. Schaafsma.

Attorney Paul E. Schaafsma is among the few attorneys with training in both electrical engineering (B.S. Engineering, Purdue University) and business (M.B.A. Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management). He left a partnership at a national law firm to form NovusIP, LLC, an intellectual property firm, where he offers clients quality, comprehensive, cost-effective intellectual property services.

He has led teams responsible for the acquisition and divestiture of major technology assets. Some notable accomplishments:

  • Saved a client more than $5 million by implementing a strategy to identify sources of non-infringing substitute distributed products
  • Structured, negotiated, and drafted agreements for a $10 million asset purchase of a product line that was under threat of patent infringement from a competitor
  • Drafted and prosecuted over 100 patents in technologies varying from high tech (radar) to high risk (casino games) to high finance (software)
  • Coordinated a Fortune 500 manufacturing company's e-commerce patent initiative

Paul E. Schaafsma is registered to practice in Illinois, before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and before the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He is a member of the Chicago Bar Association, American Bar Association, Patent Law Association of Chicago, American Intellectual Property Association, and the Licensing Executives Society.

Contact Chicago patent lawyer Paul E. Schaafsma.


NovusIP, LLC
"A new way of looking at intellectual property"

Paul E. Schaafsma
NovusIP, LLC

521 West Superior Street
Suite 221
Chicago, IL 60610
312.664.0906 p
312.664.0963 f