Christopher L. Wight

ChrisChristopher L. Wight – Registered Patent Attorney

The law firm of Durham Jones & Pinegar (DJP) has acquired the Bateman IP attorneys.  For more information about Christopher Wight and the Intellectual Property legal services that Chris and DJP provide, please visit Durham Jones & Pinegar or contact Chris directly:

Christopher L. Wight



Chris’s practice focuses on providing intellectual property legal services and strategic counseling for the life science and chemical industries, specifically in the chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical diagnostic/personalized medicine and medical device fields, including the following:

  • Preparing and prosecuting U.S. and international patent applications
  • Patent strategy and product life cycle planning
  • Performing evaluations, audits, due diligence reviews and opinions of intellectual property in patent, trade secret and licensing matters, including opinions relating to
    • Patentability
    • Invalidity
    • Non-infringement/product clearance
  • Negotiating and drafting technology development and transfer agreements, including
    • Licensing agreements
    • R&D collaboration agreements
    • Manufacturing agreements
    • Non-disclosure/confidentiality agreements
    • Supply and distribution agreements
  • Providing product design-around analysis and counseling
  • Outsourcing general counsel and IP attorney services for start-up and emerging technology companies
    • Employee training to develop IP awareness
    • Monitoring early development of technology to identify and protect valuable IP
    • Establishing corporate legal and IP policies
    • Developing corporate IP functions (hiring/training personnel, administration/maintenance of IP, etc.)

Professional Admissions

  • Utah State Bar
  • Illinois State Bar
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • Presentation, Gene Patents: The Supreme Courts Decision in AMP V. Myriad Genetics, Bid Utah Wasters Series, December 2013
  • Presentation, The Future of Gene Patents, Patenting DNA and other Biomolecules, Bid Utah Summit, November 2013
  • Publication, Patent Protection in China, Utah CEO Magazine, July 2010
  • Presentation, Patentability of DNA: The Clash Between Patent Policies and Personalized Medicine in ACLU v. Myriad Genetics, Utah Technology Council Life Science Seminar, May 2010
  • Presentation, Patent Eligibility for Nanotech and Biotech Inventions, Nanotechnology Conference, Chicago Illinois, November 2009
  • Publication, Recruiting and Retaining a Highly Skilled Workforce in a Flattening World Economy,Connect, April 2008
  • Presentation, Prosecution Under the New Continuation Rules, University of Utah Technology Commercialization Office, September 2006
  • Presentation, Patenting Biotechnology, ARUP Laboratories, October 2006
  • Presentation, Patentability Issues in Biotechnology Cases, Biotech Bootcamp, Denver, Colorado, 2004
  • Presentation, A New Era of Patent Legal Opinions, BioWest Conference, October 2004
  • Presentation, How to Negotiate Confidentiality Agreements, Utah Innovation Conference, May 2004
  • Presentation, Intellectual Property Ownership Problems in Strategic Alliances: Allocating Rights to New Developments, Licensing Executive Society, June 2003
  • Publication, Interference with Business and Economic Interests, B.Y.U. JOURNAL OF LEGAL STUDIES, 1984


  • J.D., J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, 1985
    Managing Editor, Brigham Young University Journal of Legal Studies, 1984-1985
  • B.A., Chemistry, Brigham Young University, 1982


  • Voted “Utah’s Legal Elite” by Utah Business Magazine, 2008, 2009, 2010


  • Chemistry/biochemistry
  • Molecular biology
  • Genetics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Nucleic acid diagnostics, biomarkers
  • Nucleic acid analogs
  • DNA Sequencing
  • Gene therapy
  • Antibodies
  • Immunology
  • Vaccines/adjuvants
  • Protein chemistry
  • Cell culture
  • Formulation chemistry
  • Drug delivery systems
  • Materials chemistry
  • Metallurgy
  • Nanotechnology
  • Medical treatments
  • Microfluidics
  • Manufacturing/chemical processes
  • Medical devices