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Spokane, Washington – Aug. 10, 2015 – Lee & Hayes, PLLC, an industry-leading intellectual property law firm, has hired chemical and life sciences patent attorney Sally P. Teng, Ph.D., as part of its multi-office chemical and life sciences industry group. Dr. Teng brings more than 15 years’ of experience in the preparation and prosecution of domestic and international patent applications in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and chemical areas. Dr. Teng is based in the Washington D.C.-metro office and joins a growing team of 11 life sciences attorneys.

“We are delighted to welcome Sally to the team,” said Brett Nelson, partner and chair of the firm’s chemical and life sciences industry group. “Her wealth of experience complements our current scope of client services. As a highly respected life sciences patent attorney, Sally is already a valuable addition to our all-star team.”

Dr. Teng’s practice includes counseling; patent validity analyses; due diligence analyses; freedom­to­operate analyses; handling reexamination proceedings before the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and opposition proceedings before international patent offices; and patent litigation, including providing technical analysis and discovery support, working with expert witnesses, performing analysis of validity and infringement issues and motion practice.

Dr. Teng has represented chemical, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, research institutions, universities and nonprofit clients in connection with the procurement of intellectual property directed to life science technologies, including recombinant DNA, transgenic animals and plants, chemicals, bone and tissue transplantation, therapeutic drugs, delivery of therapeutic agents, vaccines, diagnostic assays, antibodies and medical devices.

Dr. Teng received her B.A. in chemistry from Wellesley College and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Yale University. She conducted her doctoral research in biophysical chemistry, investigating the photochemistry of DNA and drug­DNA interaction. Following graduation from Yale, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School in molecular neurobiology, characterizing Growth Associated Protein 43 (GAP­43) binding proteins. She received her J.D. from George Mason University School of Law.

“I am thrilled to be joining such a highly regarded team of attorneys,” said Teng. “It’s a unique and exciting time to join a group that is growing as the Lee & Hayes chemical and life sciences group is, and I am looking forward to diving in and contributing to its long-term success.”

Dr. Teng’s prior posts include as senior managing associate then counsel with Dentons in Washington D.C.; an associate with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, LLP in D.C.; a patent agent and associate in the D.C. office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP; and a patent examiner with the biotechnology group of the USPTO in Arlington, Virginia.

The Lee & Hayes chemical and life sciences team is one of the firm’s fastest-growing industry groups, nearly doubling since it was established three years ago. Additional recent hires include Susan Moss and John Nelson in the Spokane, Washington office. Attorneys in this specialized practice provide legal and technical counsel to clients working with biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, chemical engineering, medical and surgical devices and nanotechnology, among other areas. Clients include Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Eastman Chemical and various universities across the country.

About Lee & Hayes

Lee & Hayes, PLLC is a dynamic law firm providing industry leading intellectual property counsel, as well as complementary legal services in corporate/securities, government relations and litigation. The firm focuses on providing strategic services to assist clients in finding business solutions. Attorneys offer a full range of IP assistance, analysis and counseling, together with corporate services ranging from business formation, mergers and acquisitions, securities and IP and commercial litigation. Lee & Hayes’ clients develop technologies, products, and services in many different fields, including electronics, computer software/hardware, network technologies, semiconductor technologies, digital media, business and financial services, e-commerce and mobile commerce, telecommunications, aerospace, life sciences and nanotechnology.

The 156-person firm employs 90 attorneys and patent agents in offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Austin; Portland-metro; Rochester, N.Y.; Seattle; Spokane, Washington and Washington, D.C.-metro.

For more information, visit www.leehayes.com.