Dana W Hayter - Perkins Coie LLP

Partner - Perkins Coie LLP

A partner in Perkins Coie LLP’s technology transactions and privacy group, Dana W Hayter focuses his practice on advancing clients’ business strategies with IP strategy and technology transactions, including IP and technology licensing, joint development and settlement agreements, IP transfers and IP aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Over the course of his legal career, Mr Hayter has designed and executed business-aligned transactions and legal strategies that have resulted in billions of dollars in value and shaped the technology sector. His solutions-driven game plans in IP transactions and strategy have earned him industry recognition as an adviser whom clients trust with their most critical, complex and high-profile IP matters.

Mr Hayter is known within the semiconductor, software and wireless industries for creative and nuanced approaches to structuring technology transactions and IP strategy, to which he brings rapid assimilation of his clients’ business strategies, deep knowledge of IP law and more than 15 years’ experience advising top-level client management on valuations and risks associated with critical legal strategies and transactions. He also has significant experience working with financial professionals to help his clients to use sophisticated financial and decision models to evaluate the business implications of legal strategies and solutions.

Before joining Perkins Coie, Mr Hayter held a number of management and executive positions within the legal function at Intel Corporation, most recently as the vice president and associate general counsel for technology licensing. As a leader of Intel’s patent and licensing strategy during the rapidly evolving convergence of computers and mobile devices, Mr Hayter served as an architect of patent and licensing programmes that catapulted Intel into the top tier of patent purchasers worldwide.

Mr Hayter is a frequent speaker at prominent IP events, including the Practising Law Institute, the Hoover Institution IP2 Group and the IPBC.

He is admitted to practise in the State of California, the US District Court for the Northern District of California and the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Professional associations

  • LES
  • State Bar of California


  • Defensive patent aggregation
  • IP auctions
  • IP management consultancy
  • Legal
  • Licensing
  • M&A
  • Technology transfer
  • Valuation

Firm details

Perkins Coie LLP

Perkins Coie LLP
505 Howard Street
Suite 1000
San Francisco CA 94105
United States

Contact details

E: dhayter@perkinscoie.com
T: +1 415 344 7000
W: www.perkinscoie.com


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