Whether wireless or wireline, the world is becoming more connected every day. The concepts and technologies moving this industry forward – and at the lightning speed that consumers demand – must be protected. Lee & Hayes’ telecommunications industry group includes experienced attorneys and agents registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Attorneys within the firm have held positions as in-house counsel, patent examiners with the USPTO, and several hold advanced scientific and engineering degrees. Additionally, our corporate and litigation lawyers provide related counsel for our clients’ needs in the general business, regulatory and litigation arenas on a state, national and global scale. We have experience with telecommunication networks and devices and wireless networking, in addition to all types of technologies including fiber optics, wireline and broadband, satellite, Internet and e-commerce and information technology. Our clients include service providers, carriers, equipment designers and suppliers, electric utilities, developers of mobile content and governments. In addition to our renowned patent practice, our intellectual property counsel extends to a variety of other services, including: licensing, joint development agreements, trademark and brand protection, trade secret, and copyright. Intellectual Asset Management Magazine and Ocean Tomo Patent Ratings have repeatedly ranked Lee & Hayes No. 1 in the U.S. for both patent quality overall and specifically in the information technology industry.