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Chandler Schmidt


Patent Attorney



(913) 647-9057


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Chandler joined Hovey Williams in 2015 as a clerk while pursuing his law degree. Now as a registered patent attorney, Chandler guides clients in intellectual property procurement and enforcement. His practice extends to a wide variety of technologies and industries, including electronics, semiconductors, optics, power systems, electric motors, communication systems and antennas, software and computer-related inventions, and the mechanical arts. His specialties include the preparation, prosecution, and licensing of U.S. and foreign patent applications. He is also experienced in IP litigation and evaluations of IP portfolios, including the preparation of patentability, invalidity, and infringement opinions.

Areas Of Practice

  • Patent Application Preparation and Prosecution
  • Due Diligence
  • Intellectual Property Agreements
  • Amazon Patent Evaluation Express (APEX)
  • Freedom to Operate (FTO) Analysis
  • Infringement & Invalidity Analysis
  • IP Portfolio Management

Bar Admissions

  • Kansas, 2017
  • Missouri, 2019
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2021


  • Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas
    • J.D. - 2017
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • University of Kansas
    • B.S. - 2014
    • Major: Electrical Engineering


  • Graduated in the top 15 of law school class
  • Rummer Design Award for undergraduate capstone team project

Professional Associations

  • Kansas Bar Association (KBA)– Former President and CLE Liaison of the KBA IP Section
  • Missouri Bar Association (MoBar)
  • Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association (KCMBA)
  • Association of Intellectual Property Firms (AIPF) – Chair of the Membership Committee