Attorney Chisholm is a registered patent attorney, and has substantial expertise in preparing and prosecuting patent applications involving fuel cells, their support systems, and related apparatus. Malcolm also has had a lot of exposure to computer-law matters as a result of successfully co-litigating a protracted and complex case dealing with brand new legal issues related to copyright protection of computer programs. (See, Manufacturers Technologies, Inc. v. CAMS, Inc. et al. , 706 F. Supp. 984 (D. Conn. 1989).) Additional areas of his concentration include medical technology, in particular, laser-energy and optical aspects of micro-surgical tools; environmental technologies; air and space craft components and control systems; soil fertilizers; and chemical aspects of solid-state electrical components.
Attorney Chisholm has been an Adjunct Professor at Western New England College School of Law since 1989 where he continues to teach separate courses in intellectual property law.
Attorney Malcolm Chisholm earned an Associate of Science degree from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture in 1977 and was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in plant and soil science, from the University of Massachusetts in 1978. Attorney Chisholm earned his Juris Doctor degree from Western New England College School of Law in 1985.
During his four and one half years of evening law school, Mr. Chisholm worked during the days, first for a personal injury and estate planning lawyer, and for his last two years, for a patent law firm in the Springfield-Longmeadow area. Upon his admission to the practice of law, Attorney Chisholm was asked to become an associate attorney there and practice with that firm until opening his own office in December 1992, on Main Street in his home town of Lee, Massachusetts.
Attorney Chisholm has served on the Board of Directors of the University of Massachusetts Alumni Association, the Alumni Association of the Stockbridge School of Agriculture, the Finance Committee of the Town of Lee Massachusetts, and currently serves as chair of the Five Town Cable Advisory Committee, and vice-chair of the Parish Council of St. Mary Mother of the Church in Lee, where he lives with his wife and three sons.