TechPats Adds New Talent to Growing Team of Patent Portfolio Consultants


TechPats is excited to announce that Chip D’Angelo has joined their team. This continues the TechPats tradition of having the most experienced team in the intellectual property and patents industry. Chip has consulted for some of the largest patent portfolio companies in the world throughout his career in business development.

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TechPats, a leading patent strategy firm, is pleased to announce the addition to Chip D’Angelo as their new Director of Business Development (

Chip has a long, successful career in business development and has extensive research based consulting experience with the world’s leading technology companies. He has consulted with the largest patent portfolio companies in the world and has been in the patent research space since 2002.  Chip continues his business development role at TechPats.

With an entrepreneurial backgroun, Chip was a principal and founding member of several different start-up research companies, including; vcmVertical, 1790 Analytics and 1790 Capital. Chip co-founded 1790 Analytics in 2004, a globally respected patent analytics firm and he co-founded 1790 Capital in 2005, the first patent-based investment model hedge fund in the industry.

Prior to creating the 1790 companies, Chip was the only VP of Business Development at CHI Research (a company based with mostly Ph.D. level analysts). CHI Research was the leading patent research firm for over 25 years and did groundbreaking patent-based research analysis for the NSF. Chip played an instrumental role in the successful sale of CHI Research in 2004.

Prior to working in the patent industry, Chip worked in business development with two quantitative research firms that consulted with Fortune 100 companies. One of the research firms (The Response Center) had a successful exit and went public in 1998.

He holds a B.A. in Communications from Temple University.

The patent miners at TechPats are dedicated to helping their clients unearth, preserve and protect the most valuable assets in their patent portfolio. TechPats has a long history of putting their in-house expertise and experience to work, helping maximize return on intellectual property quickly and efficiently. Their IP consulting focuses on portfolio development and management, patent monetization and IP litigation support (

Across these main disciplines, TechPats offers deep, comprehensive IP services that help companies realize, monetize and protect their patents. With more than 16 years of experience in the patents industry and offices in both San Francisco, CA and Doylestown, PA, TechPats is positioned as one of the most experienced and established firms in the industry, serving clients with expert patent claims analysis, patent licensing and IP litigation support.

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We are extremely happy to have Chip join our business development team,” says Chris Wichser, company President. “Chip is very well respected in the patent industry and we are expecting that the addition of his experience and expertise will continue to fuel the dramatic growth of TechPats.
- Chris Wichser
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