Christopher L. Wight

ChrisChristopher L. Wight – Registered Patent Attorney

The law firm of Snow Christensen & Martineau (‘SCM’) has acquired the Bateman IP attorneys.  For more information about Christopher Wight and the Intellectual Property legal services that Chris and SCM provide, please visit Snow Christensen & Martineau or contact Chris directly:

Christopher L. Wight
801. 322.9321



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