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Intellectual property attorneys that care about growing businesses.

Nyman IP was created to help businesses of all sizes protect that which make them unique. Building a business requires hard work, dedication, and innovation. Whether developing your first product for launch or expanding your product portfolio, the attorneys at Nyman IP are happy to help secure the underlying intellectual property needed to secure your marketplace advantage. We help identify brands ready for trademark protection, technologies and innovations that could be patent eligible, and thoroughly review agreements necessary to conduct and grow a business. At Nyman IP, we take pride in our contribution to each growing business we represent. We look forward to potentially becoming part of your team.


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Nyman IP
20 North Wacker Drive
Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60606
(Meetings by appointment only)


An efficient, modern approach.

Nyman IP is a technology-forward law firm bridging the gap between innovation and protection. Founded by an electrical and computer engineer, Nyman IP leverages today’s technological advances to practice with efficiency well beyond the outdated, traditional legal model. Nyman IP’s modern approach enables high-quality legal representation with exceptional access to information at prices more reasonable than possible under the decades-old inefficiencies common with the legal industry today. In most cases, Nyman IP prices legal services using a competitive fixed-rate flat fee model, not an uncertain and open-ended collection of hours.

Protect what drives your start-up.

Successful businesses are built on solutions. We at Nyman IP love working with creative minds, inventors, and entrepreneurs that are developing the next big platform, solving tomorrow's challenges, and pushing our collective drive to innovate forward. Wherever you are on the path to building your business, we can support you. From the start, we help with protecting your invention, building your brand, and growing your team. As your business grows, we help ensure the structure exists to secure investors, develop important business relationships, and bring your hard work to market.     

In house counsel, on demand.

Nyman IP's resources scale to your business needs, essentially becoming your in house counsel, on demand. From the outset, Nyman IP works with innovators to establish preliminary opinions as to whether a proposed invention, brand, or another development is worth pursuit. Nyman IP provides these services via efficient search tools and professionals capable of parsing patent, trademark, copyright, domain, and other intellectual property databases using proprietary and user-directed search techniques. Nyman IP also assists clients with building an intellectual property portfolio of carefully drafted and professionally examined patent, trademark, and copyright applications. Nyman IP works with its clients to develop an intellectual property strategy, intelligently building a portfolio of assets protecting the ingenuity, branding, and artistic creativity of today’s leading minds.

We communicate like people.

Wherever possible and practical, Nyman IP eliminates the undesirable jargon that has long isolated the public from the legal world. Instead, Nyman IP uses an accessible, plain-language approach to enhance understanding between not only clients and their attorney, but also between intellectual property innovators and the examiners, judges, and juries tasked with governing and enforcing their IP rights. Clear and concise language produces highly accessible patent, trademark, and other IP assets. Our approach promotes greater efficiency at virtually every step, from application to enforcement.

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What we do

Intellectual property relates to rights owned by a person or entity in the intangible assets of their creative mental processes. Generally, patents provide protection for inventions or discoveries, copyrights protect original works of authorship, and trademarks protect words or symbols identifying the source of goods or services. Nyman IP assists businesses and individuals secure their intellectual property rights, from application to issue. Common services offered by Nyman IP are listed below. Most services are offered using fixed-rate flat fee pricing.

Enforcement, litigation, and protection of IP rights

Nyman IP maintains collaborative relationships with affiliated law firms that focus on IP litigation and dispute resolution. If you need assistance enforcing your intellectual property, please contact us so that we may help you through our affiliated partners.

Application and IP portfolio

Provisional utility patent application


Nonprovisional utility patent application


Design patent application


PCT and international patent application


Trademark application


International trademark application


Copyright application





Prosecution and examination

Patent examination and office action response


Patent examination appeals


Patent maintenance


International patent examination


Trademark examination and office action response


Trademark opposition


Trademark cancellation


International trademark examination


Copyright examination

Search, analysis, and opinion

Patentability search and Opinion


Validity search and opinion


Invalidity search and opinion


Infringement analysis and opinion


Noninfringement analysis and opinion


Clearance search and opinion (also known as "Freedom-to-Operate opinion")


Patent landscape search (also known as “White Space” or “State of the Art")


Full trademark clearance search


Complimentary trademark survey and identical trademark search

Start-up, technology, and business

Business formation


Corporate organization


Limited liability company organization


Investor assistance


Contract drafting and review


Privacy policies


Domain registraton and disputes


Confidentialiy, nondisclosure (NDA), and noncompete (NCA) agreements


Safeguarding trade secrets


Cease and desist
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Who we are

Soldering circuit board

Scott Nyman

Registered patent attorney - Founding member of Nyman IP

Scott Nyman started Nyman IP as a registered patent attorney that understands the need for efficiency in evaluating and protecting intellectual property. With a degree in electrical and computer engineering from The Ohio State University, where he specialized in digital hardware design, power systems, semiconductors, and microprocessor architecture, Scott competently works at a high level with pioneers of today's digital society. Scott works with inventors seeking patent protection in many technologies, including semiconductors, energy transformation, software and related systems, power generation, digital devices, communications, artificial intelligence, and network technologies. Scott also works closely with start-up and established businesses to secure the branding they worked so hard to build.

Throughout his career, Scott witnessed the manual nature in which intellectual property services are performed by professionals unfamiliar with application programming and updatable databases. With a firm understanding of task automation, network-leveraged computing platforms, and the changing needs of inventors and other entrepreneurs, Scott Nyman and Nyman IP bring managing an intellectual property portfolio up to speed with the technology it protects.

Admitted jurisdictions:

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Illinois Bar
Florida Bar
U.S. District Court - Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court - Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court - Northern District of Florida


Theodore Chiacchio

Registered patent attorney - Affiliated IP enforcement counsel

Theodore Chiacchio has been practicing intellectual property law for over 15 years. Ted has spent well over a decade litigating patent and other intellectual property disputes on behalf of his clients, including patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret cases. Ted provides valuable experience in organizing and conducting campaigns to monetize intellectual property portfolios, enforcing intellectual property rights, and negotiating favorable terms for licensing and assignment of intellectual property assets. Ted has led as lead trial counsel in trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation in federal court. Ted has also held integral roles in five patent infringement trials.

Ted also assists with preparing patent applications and working with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office during patent examination. Ted’s experience spans a wide range of technologies with a particular proficiency with matters involving the pharmaceutical arts.

Theodore is affiliated counsel to Nyman IP and is a founding attorney at Chiacchio IP, LLC in Chicago.

Admitted jurisdictions:

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Illinois Bar
New Jersey Bar
New York Bar
U.S. District Court - Northern District of Illinois

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I am very happy with Scott Nyman. Very professional and knowledgeable. The entire TM submission process was very straight forward and went amazingly fast! He was very responsive and was able to answer every question I had. It was a pleasure to work with.

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Nyman IP knowledge  base

Nyman IP proudly shares information and resources with its clients, prospective clients, and others wishing to learn more about intellectual property. Nyman IP provides a selection of free online guides and articles to the public, furthering its goal to educate inventors and entrepreneurs about the benefits provided by patent, trademark, copyright, and other intellectual property protection. You can view the online guides at:

The links and articles included in this guide are provided to assist an inventor with ultimately filing a nonprovisional utility patent application. The guide specifies the required parts of the utility patent application and identifies forms that may be used by an applicant, which are available on the USPTO website. This information is generally derived from patent laws and regulations found in Title 35 of the United States Code (U.S.C.) and Title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

The links and articles included in this guide are provided to help a trademark owner with ultimately filing a federal trademark application. This information is generally derived from trademark laws and regulations found in the Lanham Act, Title 15 of the United States Code (U.S.C.), and Title 37 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). These materials, as well as the Trademark Manual of Examining Procedure (TMEP), are available at the USPTO website, at the Patent and Trademark Resource Centers (PTRCs), and at most law libraries.

The trademark registration process is generally divided into smaller stages that create a basic timeline from conception to registration. Not all the steps in the trademark timeline may be required by every applicant, and timeline for a trademark application may differ as it undergoes examination by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. 

We offer two pricing options for trademark application and examination, each of which are outlined in more detail in the guides provided below. 

IP Pass is offered exclusively by Nyman IP to increase accessibility to trademark protection to growing businesses. Through IP Pass, clients pay a set monthly subscription rate and rest assured that most events in an ongoing trademark examination will be taken care of without any additional legal fees required. IP Pass offers predictability in legal costs, which we found can be invaluable for start-ups and existing clients setting a predictable budget for their business. For more information, please view our IP Pass trademark subscription pricing guide here.

Nyman IP provides a pay-as-you-go option that more closely tailors to the unique events of your trademark application and examination. While we still use a flat rate pricing model under the pay-as-you-go option, the total start-to-finish cost of a trademark application can vary based on the positions taken by the USPTO and requirements to comply with those positions. For more information, please view our pay-as-you-go trademark pricing guide here.

Additionally, Nyman IP provides the following information to answer common questions we received about how we operate and what to expect throughout your experience with Nyman IP, from consultations to ongoing representation.

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