Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • J.D., Northeastern University School of Law, 1996
  • Ph.D., Physics, University of Arizona, 1984
  • B.S., honors, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, 1978


  • AUTM

    Intellectual Property Owners Association
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Henry J. Daley, Ph.D.


Henry Daley focuses on maximizing the value of the IP portfolios and strategies for his clients.

Henry counsels a wide range of technology companies and institutions ranging from early-stage startup companies to multinational corporations, universities, and research hospitals.

He develops and manages patent portfolios based on a wide range of technologies, including semiconductors, nanotechnology, energy production, photonics, optical devices, imaging systems, medical imaging, drug delivery, medical robots and smart surgical tools and a wide range of medical devices, among others.

Henry conducts patent-clearance studies for proposed new products and advises on approaches to avoid infringement and to enforce rights. He also provides non-infringement and/or invalidity legal opinions and advice with respect to competitors’ patents.

Henry counsels clients with strategies to avoid and/or prepare for litigation, whether defending against claims of patent infringement or seeking enforcement of IP rights.

Science Experience

Henry conducted research at Daresbury Laboratory in England involving Daresbury’s heavy-ion accelerator and synchrotron radiation source as well as its supercomputer facilities.

He collaborated with physicists at the Universities of Oxford; Saclay, France (conducting electron-scattering experiments); Yale University (The Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory); and Milan, Italy (conducting heavy ion-scattering experiments).

After returning to the United States, Henry was a research scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory, where he managed research on projects funded by the Department of Defense, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Federal Aviation Administration and NASA. His research included technology related to a vast range of sensors and systems, including radar systems, radio frequency, infrared and optical-detection systems, avionics and signal-processing algorithms and techniques.

Henry also taught a wide range of physics courses, including advanced laboratory courses for upper-level undergraduates and first- and second-year graduate students. He was responsible for teaching advanced laboratory courses with a professor who was nominated for the Nobel Prize for the discovery of buckminsterfullerene, which played an important role in igniting interest in nanotechnology.

Earlier, as an undergraduate, he was responsible for the operation of Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s laser-physics laboratory, where he conducted experiments involving scattering laser light from dispersions of submicron spherical particles. His research also involved developing techniques to prepare dispersions of nanoparticles.

Representative Clients

He has advised the world's largest producer of photolithography systems, the largest maker of endoscopes and microscopes, and one of the largest camera and imaging companies, as well as companies and research institutions in technologies such as:
  • photonics components
  • optical communications systems
  • lasers
  • nanoparticles and nanomaterials
  • nanomachines and nanosystems
  • nano-electronic devices
  • organic semiconductor materials and devices
  • microfluidic devices
  • micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS)
  • medical imaging systems
  • medical simulation and planning systems
  • medical robots
  • smart surgical tools
  • medical devices
  • communications systems.

Significant Matters

Henry is developing patent portfolios for the healthcare industry such as medical imaging systems, medical simulation and treatment planning systems, a wide range of medical devices, medical robots and smart tools, and drug delivery systems.

Henry is also developing patent portfolios for "clean technology," including advances in photovoltaic technology, batteries, super capacitors, energy scavenging and recuperation technology and energy-production systems.

He is managing portfolios of several hundred active patent applications for university clients.

He conducts pre-litigation infringement analysis, design-around counseling and strategies, performs IP audits and negotiates IP licenses.

Henry has experience with high-stakes litigation involving physics, optics, electrical engineering and precision electro-mechanical systems.

He has handled cases before several federal district courts, the International Trade Commission and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims involving lasers, photolithography systems, medical devices, optical communications systems and avionics systems.


Henry was a member of the Nanotechnology Committee of the Intellectual Property Owners Association in 2005 and on the Nanotechnology Advisory Committee providing advice to the Commonwealth of Virginia through the Joint Commission on Technology and Science in 2005 and 2006.

He is also active with the nanotechnology committee of the Northern Virginia Technology Council and works extensively with inventors at the California Nano Systems Institute.