Legal Expertise

Lee & Hayes, PLLC has grown to be one of the nation’s most sought after IP law firms. We represent some of the world’s largest and most innovative organizations and employ a team of attorneys and staff whose expertise and education rival the best of the best.

Lee & Hayes is a pre-eminent intellectual property (IP) practice with expertise beyond the basics of IP. Over 80 seasoned IP attorneys and agents provide patent, trademark, copyright, and litigation services to businesses ranging from the Fortune 100 to leading-edge start-ups. Our corporate and FDA/Regulatory practices synergize with our IP core to plan and execute comprehensive business strategies for our technology clients. During our 25 years in practice, we have championed the understanding that IP and its complementary disciplines are not a commodity, but an asset class. This core tenet is central to all we do and fosters creative, strategic, and value-based service that helps energize our clients’ business. At Lee & Hayes, we provide more than intellectual property legal services — we are The Business of IP®

  • Quality ― Lee & Hayes 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 Asset Management (IAM) 300 & 1000, U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, Super Lawyers®, Best Places to Work Inland Northwest, etc.
  • Timeliness ― Our team is experienced, responsive, and flexible; our service to you is our top priority.

  • Experience ― Our 80 registered patent attorneys and agents have an average of over 10 years of patent experience. Our attorneys are highly-accomplished with advanced science-based degrees, impressive in-house, USPTO, and military experience. Our docketing and paralegal teams manage documents and timelines according to clients’ specific needs. In fact, our internal docketing team has been so successful and dependable that some of our clients use our team for their internal docketing.  According to independent third party service, Juristat Business Intelligence, Lee & Hayes is on par with the industry’s highest Allowance Rates across a breadth of Art Units and Tech Centers.

  • Cost Effective ― We specialize in building portfolios as an end in itself rather than as entry to “more profitable” work.  Thus, we intentionally operate with a lower-cost structure including lower compensation expectations, lower billing requirements, centralized back-office support, and lower-overhead office locations.