Henry J. Daley, Ph.D.

Daley Henry

Henry Daley advises technology companies and research institutions on ways to commercialize and monetize their intellectual property portfolios. Henry develops creative patent licensing and enforcement strategies for startups, middle-market companies, multinational corporations, universities, and research hospitals. He has represented clients in post-grant disputes and high-stakes litigation involving physics, optics, electrical engineering, and precision electromechanical systems patents. He has handled cases before the U.S. Patent Trial Appeal Board (PTAB), the International Trade Commission (ITC), and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims.

Henry has managed portfolios covering semiconductors, nanotechnology, quantum computing, artificial intelligence, three-dimensional printing, energy production, photonics, optical devices, imaging systems, medical imaging, drug delivery, medical robots, and smart surgical tool patents. He performs intellectual property audits and patent-clearance studies for proposed new products, and structures approaches to help his clients enforce their patent rights and avoid infringement issues. Henry also prepares non-infringement and invalidity opinions with respect to competitors’ patents.

Henry formerly conducted research at England's Daresbury Laboratory, while using the institution's heavy-ion accelerator, synchrotron radiation source, and supercomputer facilities. He also conducted electron and heavy-ion-scattering experiments at the University of Oxford, Yale University, University of Paris-Saclay, and University of Milan.

He was a scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory, where he conducted studies funded by the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD), Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). His research included technology related to the full range of sensors and systems, including radar systems, radio frequency, infrared and optical-detection systems, avionics, and signal-processing algorithms and techniques.

Henry has 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 particles. His research also involved developing techniques to prepare dispersions of nanoparticles.


Representative Matters

  • Developed a patent portfolio for the leading quantum computing company
  • Developed patent portfolios for the healthcare industry, including medical imaging systems, medical simulation and treatment planning systems, a wide range of medical devices, medical robots and smart tools, and drug delivery systems
  • Developed patent portfolios for "clean technology," including advances in photovoltaic technology, batteries, super capacitors, energy scavenging and recuperation technology, and energy-production systems
  • Managed portfolios of several hundred active patent applications for university clients
  • Conducted pre-litigation infringement analyses and successfully enforced patent rights
  • Counseled on design-around strategies for new products
  • Performed IP audits and negotiated IP licenses
  • Served as counsel on high-stakes litigation involving physics, optics, electrical engineering, and precision electromechanical systems
  • Handled cases before several federal district courts, the ITC, and the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, involving lasers, photolithography systems, medical devices, optical communications systems, and avionics systems
  • Advised the world's largest producer of photolithography systems
  • Counseled the largest maker of endoscopes and microscopes
  • Advised one of the largest camera and imaging companies
  • Counseled companies and research institutions on such technologies as quantum computers and quantum systems, 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, artificial intelligence, medical robots, smart surgical tools, medical devices, and communications systems




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

Bar Admissions

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

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member, Association of University Technology Managers
  • Former member, Nanotechnology Committee, Intellectual Property Owners Association
  • Advised the Commonwealth of Virginia, through the Joint Commission on Technology and Science
  • Active with the Nanotechnology Committee of the Northern Virginia Technology Council
  • Works extensively with inventors at the California NanoSystems Institute


  • IAM Patent 1000, The World’s Leading Patent Practitioners, 2021 – 2024
  • Nanotechnology Law and Business, Top Ten Intellectual Property Lawyers Influencing Nanotechnology, 2008
  • Who’s Who in America, 2005 – present