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About me

I specialize in protecting intellectual property in chemical, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device technologies. My experience includes U.S. and international patent preparation and prosecution, legal opinions and technology licensing. I have successfully obtained hundreds of U.S. and foreign patents for clients in a diverse range of life science technologies.


Languages spoken: Korean

Practice areas


  1. Intellectual Property: 70%
  2. Licensing: 20%
  3. Patent Infringement: 10%

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  • Tenley Schofield

    Mr. Wight is a superb patent attorney, with a depth of experience that few law firms -- let alone individuals -- can match. He obtains excellent patents, even when faced with staggeringly difficult and complex cases. He's just as good a mentor: thoughtful, patient, and very kind. Whether you're looking for someone to work for, or to work with in protecting your intellectual property, this is the guy you want.


    Tenley Schofield Intellectual Property Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

  • Randall B. Bateman

    Chris is a very experienced patent attorney. Some of the patents he has obtained cover products with billions in annual sales. For Chemical cases, Chris is a go to attorney.


    Randall Bateman Patent Application Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Bateman Ip, PC

257 W 200 S Ste 750
Salt Lake City, UT, 84101


ILVoluntarily Inactive198511/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Utah Legal EliteUtah Business Magazine2010
Utah Legal EliteUtah Business Magazine2009
Utah Legal EliteUtah Business Magazine2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Of CounselBateman IP Law Group2012 - Present
OwnerWight Intellectual Property2010 - 2012
CounselBrinks Hofer Gilson & Lione2006 - 2010
Of CounselHolland & Hart2003 - 2006
Vice President, General CounselMyriad Genetics1998 - 2002
Director, Intellectual PropertyImmunex Corporation (Now Amgen)1988 - 1998
Associate AttorneyWillian Brinks Olds Hofer Gilson & Lione1985 - 1988
Association namePosition nameDuration
United States Patent and Trademark OfficeAttorney1985 - Present
United States Patent and Trademark OfficeAgent1984 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Utah CEO MagazinePatent Protection in China2010
Connect MagazineRecruiting and Retaining a Highly Skilled Workforce in a Flattening World Economy2008
B.Y.U. JOURNAL OF LEGAL STUDIESInterference with Business and Economic Interests1984
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1985
Brigham Young University - J. Reuben Clark Law SchoolChemistryBA - Bachelor of Arts1982
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Life Science SeminarPatentability of DNA: The Clash Between Patent Policies and Personalized Medicine in ACLU v. Myriad Genetics2010
Nanotechnology ConferencePatent Eligibility for Nanotech and Biotech Inventions2009
Utah Innovation ConferenceHow to Negotiate Confidentiality Agreements2004
BioWest ConferenceA New Era of Patent Legal Opinions2004
Biotech BootcampPatentability Issues in Biotechnology Cases2004
Licensing Executive Society Chapter MeetingIntellectual Property Ownership Problems in Strategic Alliances: Allocating Rights to New Developments2003