Professional Biography

Christopher Daley-Watson Partner

  • Seattle

    D +1.206.359.3599

    F +1.206.359.4599


    1201 Third Avenue, Suite 4900

    Seattle, WA




Christopher Daley-Watson, a partner in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice, counsels clients on intellectual property law and related litigation, with a focus on patent and design protection for business methods and various technologies including: telecommunications, computer architecture and networks, software, electronics and the Internet. In addition to procuring patents in these fields, he analyzes third-party patents for validity or infringement concerns. He also performs patent due diligence for mergers and acquisitions and advises clients on establishing internal patent procurement programs, innovation audits, competitive analysis and international patent prosecution strategies. Further, he assists clients in patent portfolio management and patent monetization strategies. Christopher has an undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering.

He 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.

Professional Recognition

  • Named the Best Lawyers’ Seattle "Patent Law Lawyer of the Year," 2018
  • Recommended in Intellectual Asset Management Patent 1000, 2014 - 2016
  • Listed in Super Lawyers Magazine, “Washington’s Super Lawyers,” 2000 - Present
  • Listed as a top lawyer in Communications/Media by Washington CEO/Avvo
  • Recognized by Washington Law & Politics as one of "Washington's Top 40 Intellectual Property Lawyers"
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2010 - Present: Patent Law
  • Listed in Seattle Business Monthly' as one of "Puget Sound's Top Business Lawyers," 2011

Related Employment

  • Seed and Berry LLP, Seattle, WA, Associate and Partner, 1993 - 1999
  • Dorsey & Whitney, Washington, D.C., Associate, 1992 - 1993
  • Banner & Witcoff, Washington, D.C., Associate, 1990 - 1992





Areas of Focus

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Washington

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, J.D., 1989,
    Staff Editor, Denver Journal of International Law & Policy
  • University of Rochester, B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1986