With a focus on strategic patent portfolio development and management, Sean Daley helps clients large and small prosecute patents, build IP portfolios, and leverage their patents to their full advantage.

Sean provides comprehensive patent counsel to clients ranging from new and emerging entities to multinational corporations. He conducts due diligence investigations and advises on IP ownership and confidentiality questions, licensing opportunities, and patent issues in the context of joint ventures and strategic partnerships. He also represents clients in post-grant proceedings.

Sean has drafted and prosecuted patent applications for innovations related to energy, medical devices, optics, polymers, and instrumentation. He has written hundreds of opinions for clients addressing everything from patentability to enforceability and from freedom to operate to infringement. When particularly complex patent litigation arises, often Sean is called on to analyze documents, advise on technical aspects of patents, and work with expert witnesses. 

Clients appreciate Sean’s clarity, accessibility, responsiveness, and attention to detail. In advising clients, he takes a holistic approach that considers the client’s risk profile, immediate goals, and long-term objectives. In that way, he determines a strategy that works both now and in the future.

A thought leader in the field, Sean has written numerous peer-reviewed technical journal articles on patent topics and is a contributing author to Fish’s IP Law Essentials.

Pro bono activities

  • Sean has successfully represented clients through the immigration process, helping them secure a green card, and has achieved dismissal in eviction actions against tenants in housing court.