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Open Attorney & Agent Positions

Design Patent Attorney - Multiple Locations

Lee & Hayes, PC is seeking a Patent Attorney with design patent experience for our Spokane, Seattle, Austin, Atlanta, DC, or Rochester offices. The firm’s design practice includes strategic procurement and enforcement of design rights for some of the world’s largest, most innovative, and well-known organizations.  We consult as experts in design patent law, developing strategies for our clients to protect the ornamental characteristics of their innovations, whether that includes electronic devices, vehicles, graphical user interfaces, or apparel.

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will have 3 plus years’ experience in preparation and prosecution of design patent applications in the US and at least 1 year of experience in non-US jurisdictions. Candidates should thrive in an environment that emphasizes excellence, innovation, efficiency, and teamwork.  Superior writing and communication skills and a strong commitment to delivering exceptional client service and practical business-oriented advice are required. Candidates must have a law degree and USPTO registration number. Patent application and prosecution writing samples will be requested.

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.  The firm 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.  Lee & Hayes provides an excellent compensation and benefits package.  

CONTACT

For confidential consideration, please submit a cover letter and your resume to hr@leehayes.com.  Lee & Hayes is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) and strongly supports diversity and inclusion in the work force.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or gender, age, creed, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. 

Attorney/Agent - Spokane, Washington

Lee & Hayes is a leading national IP law firm at the intersection of business, law and technology. We are currently seeking a Patent Attorney to work out of our Spokane, Washington office. This is an exceptional opportunity to be part of a dynamic team in our highly-regarded practice, while living in one of the most desirable areas of the country. Spokane offers scenic beauty, low cost of living, and a high quality of life. The hub of a vibrant region, Spokane enjoys a thriving dining, art, and music scene as well as four beautiful seasons that support world-class outdoor recreation. 

 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, and availability of stand-up work stations 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.

Attorney or Agent with Ph.D. in Chemistry/Life Sciences - Seattle, Washington

Lee & Hayes is a leading national IP law firm and is currently seeking an experienced Attorney or Agent with a Ph.D. in chemistry/Life Sciences to work out of our Seattle, Washington office.  This is an exceptional opportunity to be part of a dynamic team in our highly-regarded 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, and availability of stand-up work stations.  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 three or more years of patent preparation and prosecution experience.  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/Agent - Rochester, New York

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.

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/Agent - Seattle, Washington

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.

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/Agent - Austin, Texas

Lee & Hayes is a leading national IP law firm at the intersection of business, law and technology. We are currently seeking an Associate Patent Attorney to work out of our Austin, Texas office. This is an exceptional opportunity to be part of a dynamic team in our highly-regarded 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, and availability of stand-up work stations 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 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 or computer science.  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 Austin 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.

Open Staff Positions

Patent Paralegal Assistant - Spokane, Washington

Lee & Hayes, a national intellectual property (IP) law firm with an international client base, is seeking a Patent Paralegal Assistant for the Spokane, Washington office. This is an exceptional opportunity to learn the IP practice and support our dynamic and highly-regarded IP paralegal team located across 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. Members of the Lee & Hayes team are highly-accomplished individuals who take pride in their work, community, and families. Lee & Hayes provides excellent compensation and benefits package.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Prior experience as a legal assistant/paralegal is beneficial, but not required.  Experience in Intellectual Property is also beneficial, but not required.  Responsibilities and qualifications include:
  • Assist patent paralegals with reviewing, preparing and filing legal documents with the USPTO
  • Assist with administrative and clerical duties
  • Schedule meetings using Outlook
  • AA or BA/BS degree preferred
  • Excellent proofreading and editing skills
  • Strong MS Word skills with fast/accurate typing
  • General time/work management skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to problem solve and work independently
  • Ability to be flexible and work in a fast-paced environment

 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.

Docketing Assistant - Spokane, Washington

Lee & Hayes is a leading national intellectual property law firm at the intersection of business, law and technology. We are currently seeking a docketing assistant to join our docketing team in the Spokane office.  The tasks related to this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Working directly with a major corporation to maintain and update their intellectual property database with regard to worldwide patent office deadlines.
  • process at least 100 incoming emails daily
  • communicate with client attorneys and paralegals

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, and availability of stand-up work stations. Members of the Lee & Hayes team are highly-accomplished individuals who take pride in their work, community and families. The firm provides an excellent compensation and benefits package, is an equal opportunity employer (EOE), and strongly supports diversity in the workplace.  Lee & Hayes receives consistent recognition as a leading firm and best employer.

QUALIFICATIONS

We seek a team player who is accurate, detailed, organized, articulate, service-oriented and flexible.  Strong computer skills and a solid knowledge of Word, Excel and Outlook are required.  Experience in intellectual property preferred. 

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.

IT Systems Engineer- Spokane, Washington

The IT Systems Engineer will manage the firm's systems, networks, and security under the direction of the Director of IT.  They are responsible for planning, installation, and maintenance and support of core firm systems. They will exercise independent judgment and discretion in the performance of daily activities. The Systems Engineer is required to work with other IT members and end-users to enrich the customer experience.

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, and the availability of stand-up work stations.  Members of the Lee & Hayes team are highly-accomplished individuals who take pride in their work, community, and families. 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the day-to-day availability and uptime of all core firm systems.
  • Design, plan, and implement major modifications to the corporate infrastructure in coordination with the Director of IT.
  • Oversee the maintenance and implementation of appropriate network security measures, technologies, and policies.
  • Provide quality assurance review and the evaluation of new and existing software products
  • Install, maintain, upgrade and troubleshoot routers, gateways, firewalls, and other networking infrastructure components.
  • Anticipate future technology needs for continued growth and success of the firm, identify proactive solutions, and research and identify new products to improve business efficiency.
  • Perform systems engineering tasks and activities that are concentrated on major systems design, integration, implementation, operations support, and training.
  • Provide input to policy level discussions regarding networking and security standards
  • Assist with the development of and updates to the firm’s disaster recovery plan.
  • Provide routine testing and analysis of all elements of the network facilities (incl. power, battery backup, and ISP circuits)
  • Cross-train and provide troubleshooting procedures for helpdesk personnel for first tier networking issues

QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

  • Must have a minimum of 5 years in a system administrator/ engineering role.
  • Must have experience in all phases of the project life cycle: discovery, planning, executing, monitoring and closing.
  • Must have experience building and managing Microsoft Server physical and Hyper-V environments and/or VMware ESX and vCenter environments.
  • Must have proven experience building and managing Citrix XenDesktop, XenApp, NetScaler , RDS, VMware Horizon or other virtual desktop technologies.
  • Experience managing Hyperconverged infrastructure ie. HPE Simplivity, Nutanix, vSAN, VxRail etc.
  • Experience managing public cloud environment ie. Microsoft Azure, Office365, Amazon AWS, Rackspace etc.
  • Proven experience and success with LAN and WAN configuration management and administration.
  • Experience working in a law firm or professional services firm environment preferred.
  • High degree of technical proficiency with excellent problem-solving skills and analytical abilities
  • Must be able to work extended hours when needed.
  • Must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with people from both technical and non-technical backgrounds
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments in order to meet deadlines
  • Ability to adapt to new systems, processes and procedures
  • Maintain a positive, courteous and professional service first demeanor.

Hardware:

Meraki Security Appliances, HPE Simplivity Servers, Dell PowerEdge Servers, Nimble SAN, Meraki Wireless AP, APC UPS, PCs, laptops, ShoreTel, printers and peripherals, iPhone, Android and various hand-held devices and tablets.

Software:

Windows 10, Server 2012-2016, Hyper-V, VMware, Microsoft Office 365, Microsoft SQL, Microsoft Office, Citrix XenApp, Citrix XenDesktop, PerfectLaw AIM, Workshare, Adobe Acrobat, and various other legal specific applications.

EDUCATION

  • One or more of the following certifications preferred: CCNA, MCITP, MCSE.
  • BA/BS or equivalent degree in technology

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

Summer Associate - Seattle and Spokane, Washington

UNIQUE LAW FIRM

Lee & Hayes provides a unique corporate culture that fosters a collegial atmosphere, encourages camaraderie, community outreach, and work-life balance, garnering our firm honors as a best employer on several occasions.  Health and wellness initiatives are coordinated year-round and include quarterly wellness activities, healthy snacks in the office, and availability of stand-up work stations.  Members of the Lee & Hayes team are highly-accomplished individuals who take pride in their work, community, and families. 

 QUALIFICATIONS 

Our firm is eager to recruit top law students for our Summer Associate program and we are specifically looking for candidates who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of intellectual property (IP).

 Summer Associates (Patent) – Must be patent-eligible with a hard science background.  Under the supervision of an attorney, they will be responsible for drafting and prosecuting patent applications. They will review and analyze patent applications and will work with clients on IP matters.  If you have a background in either science or engineering, we would like to hear from you and discuss the opportunity of Summer Associate positions in our firm at either our Seattle, WA or Spokane, WA office locations.

 Summer Associates (Corporate) - Under the supervision of an attorney, they will have the opportunity to gain legal research and writing skills, as well as experience drafting contracts, corporate documents and memorandums for highly complex matters.  Summer Associate positions for our Corporate practice are available in our Spokane, WA location.

 JOB DESCRIPTION

 The team environment at Lee & Hayes provides newer associates and law clerks supervision and mentorship by more experienced attorneys so they receive the guidance and counseling they need.  Lee & Hayes is dedicated to cultivating long-term employment and continually expanding upon skill sets and professional opportunities. We sponsor a firm-wide mentoring program to help new associates integrate into the firm and develop skills that ensure their success.

 The firm employs over 140 skilled individuals, with 80 seasoned attorneys and patent agents who provide patent, trademark, copyright, corporate and litigation services to businesses ranging from the Fortune 100 to leading-edge start-ups from our offices across the United States.  Lee & Hayes 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.

 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.