Dana W Hayter

Of Counsel at Perkins Coie LLP
Ranked in Defensive patent aggregation, IP auctions, IP management consultancy, Legal, Licensing, M&A, Technology transfer, Valuation
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Dana Hayter has a refined understanding of patent strategy, litigation and deal-making and is adept at using diverse IP and financial tools to accomplish his clients’ goals. He has enjoyed immense success in the licensing space, creating exceptional value for his semiconductor, software and other clients.

Dana W Hayter's Profile

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

His solutions-driven focus on IP strategy, litigation and transactions has placed him in the vanguard of the world’s patent licensing practitioners. In his private practice, he has led patent licence engagements that have generated net payments to his clients of nearly $1 billion.

Mr Hayter is known within the semiconductor and wireless technology industries for creative and nuanced approaches to achieving his clients’ business and IP goals. He brings in-depth understanding of his clients’ businesses, deep knowledge of IP law and more than 20 years of experience advising top-level client management on mission-critical legal strategies and transactions.

Mr Hayter also has significant experience helping his clients evaluate the business impact of proposed legal solutions using advanced economic, financial and decision tools in conjunction with financial and economic professionals.

Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Mr Hayter held several management and executive positions within the legal function at Intel Corporation, where he was a leader of Intel’s patent and licensing strategy during the rapidly evolving convergence of PCs and mobile devices. In these positions, Mr Hayter served as an architect of patent and licensing programmes that catapulted Intel into the top tier of patent purchasers and licensors worldwide.

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