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About Sean

​Sean P. Daley, Ph.D., represents clients of various sizes, from emerging companies to major multinational corporations. His practice emphasizes strategic patent portfolio prosecution, development and management, freedom to operate studies, and patent-related opinions, due diligence, post-grant proceedings, and licensing. He has significant additional experience in patent litigation.

Sean has drafted and prosecuted patent applications in various technologies, including innovations relating to energy (photovoltaic cells, fuel cells, batteries, petrochemicals), optics (microlithography systems, retardation films, polarizers, optical filters, eyeglasses, laser processing of amorphous silicon), microscopy (ion microscopy, electron microscopy), medical devices (stents, catheters, catheter delivery systems, ultrasonic devices, bone replacement devices/materials), pharmaceuticals (small molecule drugs, metal-containing drugs), instrumentation (mass spectroscopy, microfluidics), polymers (bioplastics, antibacterial polymers), telecommunications (optical waveguides) and supercritical fluids.

​Dr. Daley is the co-author of numerous peer-reviewed technical journal articles. He is also a contributing author to Fish’s IP Law Essentials.

Everything You Need to Know About Patent Maintenance Fees,” co-authored with Lawrence Jarvis, Fish IP Law Essentials Blog (August 13, 2020).

Introduction to Patent Claims,” co-authored with Laura Whitworth, Fish IP Law Essentials Blog (August 12, 2020).

Anatomy of a Patent,” co-authored with James Sebel, Fish IP Law Essentials Blog (July 1, 2020).

Licensing Agreements

Drafted agreements relating to licenses, intellectual property ownership, joint ventures, supply, and confidentiality.

Patent Opinions

Drafted over 100 opinions on non-infringement and invalidity, relating to numerous technologies, including chemicals, materials, coatings, medical devices, optics, and instrumentation.

Due Diligence Investigations

Handled due diligence investigations in a broad range of technologies, including medical devices, optics, photovoltaics, and pharmaceuticals.

Focus Areas
Education

J.D. cum laude, Suffolk University Law School (1999)


Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1994)


B.S. summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Chemistry, University of Massachusetts (1989)

Admissions
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts

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