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Commercial Litigation Attorney: Spokane, Washington office

Join Our Team as a Commercial Litigation Attorney

Lee & Hayes, an internationally known intellectual property (IP) and business law firm, is seeking a commercial litigation attorney for our Spokane, WA office to work with our growing commercial litigation practice. Successful candidates will have at least two to four years of litigation experience.

Lee & Hayes is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s highest-quality law firms across industries. In addition to IP law, the firm specializes in corporate, government relations and litigation services. The firm boasts a collegial and team-oriented work environment, as well as a nationally competitive compensation and benefits package. Culturally, Lee & Hayes is more like a “high-tech company of lawyers” than just a law firm.

In addition to consistent recognition as a leading firm and best employer, Lee & Hayes:

  • Provides a large scope of IP expertise as well as FDA/regulatory practice to support our rapidly growing life sciences practice;
  • Is innovative and much more than a traditional patent firm. The firm offers a comprehensive suite of IP assistance including analysis, valuation, counseling and reporting;
  • Boasts a collegial and team-oriented work environment, as well as a nationally competitive compensation and benefits package; and
  • Is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s highest-quality patent law firms across a broad spectrum of industry sectors and by organizations such as Intellectual Property Management (IAM) 300 & 1000, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers®, etc.

ATTORNEY CANDIDATES must have two or more years of litigation experience. Applicants should have excellent legal research and writing skills, as well as solid litigation experience including e-discovery, drafting pleadings, taking and defending depositions, and arguing motions on complex matters.

CONTACT: For confidential consideration, please submit a cover letter and your resume to hr@leehayes.com. If you are currently living in another area, please share with us your reasons for your interest in the Spokane, Washington office (i.e., is it to be closer to family, you grew up in the area, enjoy the weather the region offers, etc.).

Lee & Hayes is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce.

 

 

 

Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney: Atlanta, Georgia office

Join Our Atlanta, GA Team as an IP Litigation Attorney

Lee & Hayes, an internationally-known intellectual property (IP) and business law firm, seeks an IP litigation attorney for our Atlanta, GA office. The successful candidate will have 1-3 years of IP litigation experience.

Based in Spokane, WA, and with seven offices across the country, Lee & Hayes is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s highest-quality law firms, across industries. We boast a collegial and team-oriented work environment, as well as a nationally competitive compensation and benefits package. Culturally, Lee & Hayes is more like a “high-tech company of lawyers” than a traditional law firm.

In addition to consistent recognition as a leading firm and best employer, Lee & Hayes:

  • Provides a large scope of IP expertise as well as FDA/regulatory practice to support our rapidly growing life sciences practice;
  • Is innovative and much more than a traditional patent firm. The firm offers a comprehensive suite of IP assistance including analysis, valuation, counseling and reporting;
  • Boasts a collegial and team-oriented work environment, as well as a nationally competitive compensation and benefits package; and
  • Is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s highest-quality patent law firms across a broad spectrum of industry sectors and by organizations such as Intellectual Property Management (IAM) 300 & 1000, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers®, etc.

ATTORNEY CANDIDATES:  1-3 years of IP litigation experience. Applicants should have excellent legal research and writing skills, as well as solid litigation experience including drafting pleadings and memorandums. The ideal candidate will be ready for career advancement by having direct contact with important clients, taking and defending depositions, and arguing motions on complex matters. The successful applicant will have aptitude and willingness to support the business development efforts of the IP Litigation group. USPTO registration (or the ability to sit for the exam) is strongly preferred.

CONTACT: For confidential consideration, please submit a cover letter and your resume to hr@leehayes.com. If you are currently living in another area, please share with us your reasons for your interest in the Atlanta, GA office (i.e., is it to be closer to family, you grew up in the area, enjoy the weather the region offers, etc.).

Lee & Hayes is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce.

 

 

 

Patent Attorney or Patent Agent: Portland-Metro Office

Join Lee & Hayes’ Pacific Northwest IP Practice

Lee & Hayes, a national intellectual property (IP) law firm, is expanding its IP practice in the Pacific Northwest and is seeking experienced lateral attorneys and mid-level associate IP attorneys for its Vancouver, WA-Portland, OR metro office.  This is an exceptional opportunity to be part of a dynamic expansion of our highly-regarded IP practice in our beautiful, 1-year old offices.

Situated just outside of Portland, Oregon in downtown Vancouver, Washington, an opportunity is presented to combine a state-of-the-art legal practice with living in one of the most desirable areas of the country as downtown Vancouver experiences revitalization in combining historic buildings with modern growth.

In addition to consistent recognition as a leading firm and best employer, Lee & Hayes:

  • Provides a large scope of IP expertise as well as FDA/regulatory practice to support our rapidly growing life sciences practice;
  • Is innovative and much more than a traditional patent firm. The firm offers a comprehensive suite of IP assistance including analysis, valuation, counseling and reporting;
  • Boasts a collegial and team-oriented work environment, as well as a nationally competitive compensation and benefits package; and
  • Is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s highest-quality patent law firms across a broad spectrum of industry sectors and by organizations such as Intellectual Property Management (IAM) 300 & 1000, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers®, etc.

LATERAL CANDIDATES must offer high quality lawyering and client services, work well in teams, be an effective mentor, have initiative and preferably an existing client base and business network.

ASSOCIATE CANDIDATES must have at least 3-4 years of substantive patent preparation and prosecution experience, work well in teams, be highly motivated, possess initiative, have strong research and writing skills. Preference will be given to candidates with an undergraduate or advanced degree in electrical engineering, computer science, physics or a related field or a Ph.D in the biological sciences. USPTO registration is required.

CONTACT: For confidential consideration, please submit a cover letter and your resume to hr@leehayes.com. If you are currently living in another area, please share with us your reasons for your interest in the Vancouver-Portland area office (i.e., is it to be closer to family, you grew up in the area, enjoy the weather the region offers, etc.).

Lee & Hayes is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce.

 

Patent Attorney or Patent Agent: Rochester, New York Office

Join Our Rochester, NY Team as a Patent Attorney or Agent

Lee & Hayes is a leading national IP law firm at the intersection of business, law and technology. We are currently seeking a Patent Attorney or Patent Agent in our Rochester, New York office. This is an exceptional opportunity to be part of a dynamic team in our highly-regarded practice, while living in beautiful Upstate New York.

UNIQUE LAW FIRM

Lee & Hayes provides a unique corporate culture that fosters a collegial atmosphere, encourages camaraderie, community outreach, and work-life balance. Members of the Lee & Hayes team are highly-accomplished individuals who take pride in their work, community, and families. Lee & Hayes provides an excellent compensation and benefits package, is an equal opportunity employer (EOE), and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.

In addition to consistent recognition as a leading patent prosecution firm and best employer, Lee & Hayes:

  • Offers a comprehensive suite of IP counseling services including analytics-driven portfolio analysis, licensing negotiations, and freedom to operate analysis
  • Provides litigation and corporate services ranging from business formation, mergers and acquisitions, and FDA/regulatory counseling
  • Is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s highest-quality patent law firms across a broad spectrum of industry sectors and by organizations such as Intellectual Property Management (IAM) 300 & 1000, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers®, and Best Places to Work Inland Northwest.
  • Culturally, Lee & Hayes is more like a “high-tech company of lawyers” than a law firm

QUALIFICATIONS

Successful candidates will have two or more years of patent preparation and prosecution experience. Greatly prefer Electrical Engineering or Computer Science/Engineering backgrounds, but accepting applications from well-qualified candidates with backgrounds in Physics, Mechanical Engineering, or similar science or engineering disciplines. Must have a registration number with the USPTO.

CONTACT: For confidential consideration, please submit a cover letter and your resume to hr@leehayes.com.

Lee & Hayes is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce.

Patent Attorney or Patent Agent: Seattle, Washington Office

Join Our Seattle, WA Team as a Patent Attorney or Agent

Lee & Hayes is a leading national IP law firm at the intersection of business, law and technology. We are currently seeking a Patent Attorney or Patent Agent to work out of our Seattle, Washington office. This is an exceptional opportunity to be part of our dynamic team in our highly-regarded IP practice, while living in one of the most desirable areas of the country. Seattle offers an exciting, diverse, urban core, surrounded by unmatched natural beauty.

UNIQUE LAW FIRM

Lee & Hayes provides a unique corporate culture that fosters a collegial atmosphere, encourages camaraderie, community outreach, and work-life balance. Health and wellness initiatives are coordinated year-round and include quarterly wellness activities, healthy snacks in the office, availability of stand-up work stations, and fitness activity trackers for each employee. Members of the Lee & Hayes team are highly-accomplished individuals who take pride in their work, community, and families. Lee & Hayes provides an excellent compensation and benefits package, is an equal opportunity employer (EOE), and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.

In addition to consistent recognition as a leading firm and best employer, Lee & Hayes:

  • Is innovative and much more than a traditional patent firm; the firm offers a comprehensive suite of IP assistance including analysis, valuation, counseling and reporting
  • Specializes in providing corporate, government relations and litigation services to domestic and international technology companies across a wide range of industries
  • Provides litigation, corporate services ranging from business formation, mergers and acquisitions and securities and an FDA/regulatory practice to support our rapidly growing life sciences practice
  • Is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s highest-quality patent law firms across a broad spectrum of industry sectors and by organizations such as Intellectual Property Management (IAM) 300 & 1000, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers®, Best Places to Work Inland Northwest, etc.
  • Culturally, Lee & Hayes is more like a “high-tech company of lawyers” than just a law firm

QUALIFICATIONS:  Successful candidates will have two or more years of patent preparation and prosecution experience. Greatly prefer Computer Science/Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering or similar engineering degree. Must have a registration number with the USPTO.

CONTACT: For confidential consideration, please submit a cover letter and your resume to hr@leehayes.com. If you are currently living in another area, please share with us the reasons for your interest in the Seattle office (i.e., is it to be closer to family, you grew up in the area, enjoy the weather the region offers, etc.).

Lee & Hayes is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce.

Patent Attorney (Mechanical Engineer): Spokane, Washington Office

Join Our Spokane, WA Team as a Patent Attorney (ME)

Lee & Hayes is a leading national IP law firm at the intersection of business, law and technology.  We are currently seeking a Patent Attorney with a mechanical engineering background to work out of our Spokane, Washington office.  Greatly prefer Mechanical Engineering degree.  This is an exceptional opportunity to be part of our dynamic team in our highly-regarded IP practice, while living in one of the most desirable areas of the country.

UNIQUE LAW FIRM

Lee & Hayes provides a unique corporate culture that fosters a collegial atmosphere, encourages camaraderie, community outreach, and work-life balance. Health and wellness initiatives are coordinated year-round and include quarterly wellness activities, healthy snacks in the office, availability of stand-up work stations, and fitness activity trackers for each employee. Members of the Lee & Hayes team are highly-accomplished individuals who take pride in their work, community, and families. Lee & Hayes provides an excellent compensation and benefits package, is an equal opportunity employer (EOE), and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.

In addition to consistent recognition as a leading firm and best employer, Lee & Hayes:

  • Is innovative and much more than a traditional patent firm; the firm offers a comprehensive suite of IP assistance including analysis, valuation, counseling and reporting
  • Specializes in providing corporate, government relations and litigation services to domestic and international technology companies across a wide range of industries
  • Provides litigation, corporate services ranging from business formation, mergers and acquisitions and securities and an FDA/regulatory practice to support our rapidly growing life sciences practice
  • Is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s highest-quality patent law firms across a broad spectrum of industry sectors and by organizations such as Intellectual Property Management (IAM) 300 & 1000, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers®, Best Places to Work Inland Northwest, etc.
  • Culturally, Lee & Hayes is more like a “high-tech company of lawyers” than just a law firm

QUALIFICATIONS:  Successful candidates will have two or more years of patent preparation and prosecution experience. Greatly prefer Mechanical Engineering degree. Must have a registration number with the USPTO.

CONTACT: For confidential consideration, please submit a cover letter and your resume to hr@leehayes.com. If you are currently living in another area, please share with us the reasons for your interest in the Spokane office (i.e., is it to be closer to family, you grew up in the area, enjoy the weather the region offers, etc.).

Lee & Hayes is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce.

Experienced Patent Attorneys and Patent Agents: Multiple Offices

Hiring Experienced Patent Attorneys and Patent Agents

Lee & Hayes is a leading national IP law firm at the intersection of business, law and technology. We are currently seeking Patent Attorneys and Patent Agents. This is an exceptional opportunity to be part of a dynamic team in our highly-regarded practice, while living and working in any one of the best regions in the nation. Positions are currently available in the following offices:

  • Portland, Oregon area
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Spokane, Washington
  • Rochester, New York

UNIQUE LAW FIRM

Lee & Hayes provides a unique corporate culture that fosters a collegial atmosphere, encourages camaraderie, community outreach, and work-life balance. Health and wellness initiatives are coordinated year-round and include ongoing wellness activities, healthy snacks in the office, availability of stand-up work stations, and fitness activity trackers for each employee. Members of the Lee & Hayes team are highly-accomplished individuals who take pride in their work, community, and families. Lee & Hayes provides an excellent compensation and benefits package, is an equal opportunity employer (EOE), and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.

In addition to consistent recognition as a leading firm and best employer, Lee & Hayes:

  • Is innovative and much more than a traditional patent firm; the firm offers a comprehensive suite of IP assistance including analysis, valuation, counseling and reporting
  • Specializes in providing corporate, government relations and litigation services to domestic and international technology companies across a wide range of industries
  • Provides litigation, corporate services ranging from business formation, mergers and acquisitions and securities and an FDA/regulatory practice to support our rapidly growing life sciences practice
  • Is consistently recognized as one of the nation’s highest-quality patent law firms across a broad spectrum of industry sectors and by organizations such as Intellectual Property Management (IAM) 300 & 1000, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers®, Best Places to Work Inland Northwest, etc.
  • Culturally, Lee & Hayes is more like a “high-tech company of lawyers” than just a law firm

QUALIFICATIONS

Successful candidates must have two or more years of patent preparation and prosecution experience. Greatly prefer Computer Science/Engineering, Physics, Electrical Engineering or similar engineering degree. Must have a registration number with the USPTO.

CONTACT: For confidential consideration, please submit a cover letter and your resume to hr@leehayes.com. Please share with us your reasons for your interest in the office to which you are applying (i.e., is it to be closer to family, you grew up in the area, enjoy the weather that region offers, etc.).

Lee & Hayes is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce.

Helping Innovative Companies Worldwide

Founded in 1994 in the basement of their homes, Lewis Lee and Dan Hayes began Lee & Hayes.  Since then Lee & Hayes has been helping innovative companies worldwide build, commercialize and protect meaningful intellectual property portfolios of international scope.  We partner with our clients to deliver high value intellectual property legal services and counseling while providing business-oriented solutions that fit into their overall business strategy.

Unique Law Firm Model

Unlike other firms that provide intellectual property services as an adjunct service to their business and litigation clients, Lee & Hayes has intellectual property at its core.  Attorneys and law clerks have a broad range of technical backgrounds and perform a full array of patent and trademark application preparation and prosecution services, including international filings, appeals, interferences, reexamination and reissue applications.  Its growing Corporate/Securities and Litigation practices support these efforts by providing a wide range of other specialized services, including counseling, startup financing, transaction work, analysis, legal opinions and litigation.

Proprietary Technology & Evaluation Support

Lee & Hayes’ 601 West team provides attorneys and agents with proprietary analytical and technological data to assist them in helping their clients graphically visualize and filter data to discover, analyze and compare patent portfolios.

From Startups to Multi-National Corporations

Lee & Hayes’ clientele includes some of the most innovative and best-known companies in the world.  Its clients include such companies as Microsoft, Amazon, Alibaba, T-Mobile, Itron, Keytronic, Geely, Ecova, HCT Packaging, and Telect.

An Environment that is Different

At Lee & Hayes we offer the benefits of a large law firm without the feel of a traditional firm.  While we work hard at meeting clients’ needs, our innovative and entrepreneurial culture provides a laid back, casual, and friendly work environment.  Lee & Hayes has a team-oriented structure that value and compensates our professionals as equal and important team members.

Mentoring Program

The team environment at Lee & Hayes provides newer associates and law clerks mentorship by more experienced attorneys so they receive the guidance and counseling they need.  As such, we sponsor a firm-wide mentoring program to help them integrate into the firm and develop skills that ensure their success.

Our Award-Winning Team

Lee & Hayes attorneys have been recognized by national and international publications and organizations as experts in their field.  They have presented at conferences all over the world, been published in periodicals such as The Wall Street Journal and the National Law Journal, and interviewed by media news organizations such as CNBC.  Intellectual Asset Management Magazine most recently named the firm the highest rated U.S. law firm for patent quality for the fourth consecutive year.

Burgeoning Growth and National Locations

The firm’s work has led to a burgeoning growth over the past year, in which it has opened two new offices and hired 26 new attorneys including top legal names in intellectual property, Corporate and Litigation.  Headquartered in the Pacific Northwest in Spokane, WA, Lee & Hayes now has offices in metropolitan cities such as Seattle, WA; Portland Metro, OR; Austin, TX; Atlanta, GA; Rochester, NY; and Washington, D.C.

For confidential consideration, please submit your resume to hr@leehayes.com.

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