Chemical & Life Sciences

Lee & Hayes' teams that serve the Chemical and Life Sciences industries offer diverse technical experience to help early-stage inventors, universities, and C-suite organizations develop and align long-term intellectual property, regulatory, and business strategies.

Lee & Hayes' team members have worked as former USPTO patent examiners, held positions as in-house counsel, and conducted research at leading institutions across the nation.   Our firm guides clients through various processes including entity formation, IP strategy, IP protection, corporate advising, and litigation.  Lee & Hayes has a flexible team structure that enables our firm to meet a client's needs without the constraints of a typical law firm hierarchy.  We also have extensive experience collaborating with foreign law firms to obtain international IP rights for our clients.  

Lee & Hayes is consistently honored as being a leader in intellectual property law and strategy by numerous prominent industry publications and vetting organizations.


"It is unique to find a patent attorney with experience as an Examiner, in-house attorney, and partner at a law firm. The lead of Lee & Hayes' Chemical & Life Sciences teams, Brett Nelson, has all these perspectives and uses them in the best interests of his clients."