Christopher J. Daley-Watson - Perkins Coie LLP

Christopher J. Daley-Watson

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

Christopher Daley-Watson has over two decades of patent procurement and analysis experience focusing particularly on telecommunications, data management, and software. He counsels clients on intellectual property law and related litigation, with a focus on patent and design protection for business methods and various technologies including wireless communications, computer architecture, data management, security/encryption, user interface (both software and hardware), machine vision, automated data collection, and computer input/output devices, to name a few.

In addition to procuring patents in these fields, Christopher has represented numerous technology companies with patent due diligence, third party patent analysis, and preparation of S-1, merger and licensing documents, all related to corporate finance and M&A transactions.

Christopher also advises clients on establishing internal patent procurement programs, innovation audits, competitive analysis, and international patent prosecution strategies. He has assisted clients in internal audits and counseling regarding standards-based inventions, including internal procedures to establish processes to ensure inventions are reviewed for possible submission to standards bodies.  Additionally, he assists clients in patent portfolio management and patent monetization strategies. Christopher has an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering. 

University of RochesterBS 1986University of DenverJ.D. 1989

Case History

Patent Acquisition by Intel, Corp. — Represented Intel, Corp., in its $375 million acquisition of over 1,700 patent assets from InterDigital, Inc., where most patent assets were declared essential to wireless standards setting organizations.
IP Diligence in Acquisition by Itron, Inc. — Represented Itron, Inc., a utility-meter company, in its $255 million acquisition of Schlumberger Electricity, Inc.
IP Diligence in Acquisition by WhitePages — Represented WhitePages, Inc. in its acquisition of Snapvine, Inc., a mobile voice solution for social networking sites.
aQuantive, Inc. IPO — Represented aQuantive, Inc. (fka Avenue A, Inc.) in IP matters during its $126 million initial public offering.
Sale of SNAPin Software — Represented SNAPin Software, a self-service software developer for mobile devices, in IP matters related to its sale to Nuance Communications for $180 million in stock

Client Comments

"Christopher gives the best customer service of all of my outside counsel."

"Christopher is a rare lawyer who combines absolute subject matter expertise with creativity, empathy, and a willingness to think outside the box for his clients. He is a pleasure to work with, and I would recommend him without reservation."

Office Location

1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900
Seattle, WA 98101-3099
United States

Practice Areas

Patent Law

Other Information

Gender: Male