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Open Attorney & Agent Positions

Attorney/Agent with Ph.D. in 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 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, 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 three or more years of patent preparation and prosecution experience. Greatly prefer a Ph.D. in any of the life sciences.  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.

 

Open Staff Positions

IT Support Technician - Spokane, Washington

The IT Support Technician provides front line IT support to all Lee & Hayes offices and employees under the direction of the Director of IT.  They are responsible for assisting employees with all desktop hardware and software support. The IT Support Technician is required to work across departments and firm offices 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 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. 

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Responsibilities of this position include:
  • Assist in providing direct support with users for a desktop hardware and software issues.
  • Installs or upgrades software on personal computers.
  • Independently identify and resolve less complex problems immediately.  Identify and promptly forward more complex problems to appropriate team member.
  • Proactively recognize, research, isolate, and resolve actionable tickets.
  • Creates, maintains, and modifies all employee phone system adds, removes, and changes.
  • Log problems into the ticket management system from live calls, email, and in-person discussions.
  • Maintain current knowledge of standard supported technology. 
  • Proactively seek information to increase knowledge with the assistance of the Systems Administrator and IT Director.
  • Suggest ideas for improving the user relationship.  Recognize changing user needs and suggest appropriate action.
  • Assist in the maintenance of IT documentation and ticket management system.  Verify accuracy and completeness of documentation.
  • Send notification messages to the appropriate users regarding system problems and maintenance.
  • Maintain distribution lists.
  • Assist with product testing.
  • Collaborate with members of the IT team to meet department objectives.
  • Assist with conference room technology setups including computers, video conferencing equipment, and conference calling equipment.
  • Build and configure computers for new and existing employees.
  • Move IT equipment where necessary.
  • Set up network and database accounts.
  • Arrange, set up and monitor video teleconferencing meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Technical degree or 1-3 years’ experience preferred.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications are required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including phone etiquette are required.
  • Requires ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete under time constraints.
  • Must be able to consistently provide accurate and detail-oriented work product.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to help others and provide the highest quality of service while maintaining a positive, professional attitude.
  • Ability to lift and carry computer equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.

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 Support Technician - Atlanta, Georgia

The IT Support Technician provides front line IT support to all Lee & Hayes offices and employees under the direction of the Director of IT.  They are responsible for assisting employees with all desktop hardware and software support. The IT Support Technician is required to work across departments and firm offices 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 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. 

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Responsibilities of this position include:
  • Assist in providing direct support with users for a desktop hardware and software issues.
  • Installs or upgrades software on personal computers.
  • Independently identify and resolve less complex problems immediately.  Identify and promptly forward more complex problems to appropriate team member.
  • Proactively recognize, research, isolate, and resolve actionable tickets.
  • Creates, maintains, and modifies all employee phone system adds, removes, and changes.
  • Log problems into the ticket management system from live calls, email, and in-person discussions.
  • Maintain current knowledge of standard supported technology. 
  • Proactively seek information to increase knowledge with the assistance of the Systems Administrator and IT Director.
  • Suggest ideas for improving the user relationship.  Recognize changing user needs and suggest appropriate action.
  • Assist in the maintenance of IT documentation and ticket management system.  Verify accuracy and completeness of documentation.
  • Send notification messages to the appropriate users regarding system problems and maintenance.
  • Maintain distribution lists.
  • Assist with product testing.
  • Collaborate with members of the IT team to meet department objectives.
  • Assist with conference room technology setups including computers, video conferencing equipment, and conference calling equipment.
  • Build and configure computers for new and existing employees.
  • Move IT equipment where necessary.
  • Set up network and database accounts.
  • Arrange, set up and monitor video teleconferencing meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Technical degree or 1-3 years’ experience preferred.
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office applications are required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including phone etiquette are required.
  • Requires ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete under time constraints.
  • Must be able to consistently provide accurate and detail-oriented work product.
  • Demonstrates a willingness to help others and provide the highest quality of service while maintaining a positive, professional attitude.
  • Ability to lift and carry computer equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.

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 Paralegal - Seattle, Washington

Lee & Hayes, a national intellectual property (IP) law firm with an international client-base, is seeking an experienced Patent Paralegal for its 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. 

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, 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

Ideal candidates are accurate, detailed, organized, articulate, service-oriented and flexible. Prior experience as a legal assistant and/or paralegal is beneficial and experience in intellectual property is a plus.  Strong computer skills, especially in Microsoft® Office, are required.  Responsibilities of this position include assisting attorneys with:

  • Preparing and filing patent applications, patent responses and other documents with the patent offices
  • General time/work management
  • Scheduling meetings
  • Administrative and clerical support

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 your 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.

Client Services Coordinator - Spokane, Washington

Lee & Hayes, a national intellectual property (IP) law firm with an international client-base, is seeking an experienced administrative support person for its Spokane, Washington office.  

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. 

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Responsibilities of this position include:

  • Oversight and management of a high-volume email account.
  • Preparing twice-daily (or more) required all-firm emails.
  • General client maintenance in the system for all incoming or outgoing clients.
  • Preparing letters to clients on behalf of attorneys.
  • Serving as the liaison between attorneys, paralegals, and co-departments to ensure consistency and compliance.
  • Monitoring and maintaining weekly reports.
  • Receiving and processing new client cold call inquiries.
  • Using logic and critical thinking to asses a variety of situations.

QUALIFICATIONS

Ideal candidates are accurate, detailed, organized, articulate, service-oriented and flexible. Prior experience as an administrative assistant in a service and support role is beneficial.  Strong computer skills, especially in Microsoft® Office, are required.  The following skills are recommended:

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree preferred.
  • 2+ years law firm or professional services experience.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving capabilities.
  • Ability to recognize and maintain confidentiality as needed.
  • Flexibility in responding quickly and positively to shifting priorities as the occur.
  • General time/work management skills.
  • Experience in administrative and clerical support roles.
  • Team-oriented with ability to share information, goals, and opportunities with others.
  • Ability to work in a multi-office environment, supporting and responding to people across time zones in remote offices.
  • Ability to perform under stressful conditions while maintaining a professional and thoughtful manner.
  • Open-minded, collaborative attitude.
  • Awareness for creating greater consistency and efficiencies for the department or co-departments.

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.