• George Washington University Law School J.D.
  • Washington State University B.S., Electrical Engineering B.A., cum laude
  • Washington State University, B.A., Business Administration, cum laude


  • Admitted to practice law in the state of Washington
  • Registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office
  • Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Economic Advisory Council Member
  • President, Board of Trustees, Washington State University Foundation
  • Board Member, Intellectual Property Advisory Board, George Washington University
  • Advisory Board Member, Honors College, Washington State University
  • Advisory Board Member, Entrepreneurial Program and Undergraduate Education, Washington State University
  • Board Member, Spokane Hoopfest Association (world’s largest 3-on-3 outdoor basketball tournament)
  • Board Member, Ignite Northwest
  • Advisory Board Member, School of Leadership & Professional Studies, Gonzaga University
  • Advisory Board Member to Dean of Elson S Floyd School of Medicine, Washington State University
  • Board Member, Greater Spokane Incorporated (Spokane’s local Chamber of Commerce organization)

Thought Leadership

  • Lewis Lee, Focus on Patent Quality, Not Quantity, The National Law Journal, February 7, 2011
  • Lewis Lee, Pat Santos and Dan Crouse (2010), The Whys and Hows of Patent Landscaping, IP Value 2011: Building and enforcing intellectual property value – An international guide for the boardroom, 81-84
  • Lewis C. Lee and J. Scott Davidson, Managing Intellectual Property Rights (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1993)
  • Lewis C. Lee and J. Scott Davidson, Intellectual Property for the Internet (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 1997)

Awards & Recognition

  • Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) 300; top 300 IP strategists worldwide
  • Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) 1000 top 1,000 patent practitioners worldwide
  • Best Lawyers in America© in Patent Law

Lewis is co-founder and Chairman of Lee & Hayes, a firm specializing in IP counseling, IP portfolio development, and commercialization of IP. The firm has developed particular expertise in computer software and hardware, internet-related technologies, network software and hardware, telecommunication, cryptography, audio/video applications, microprocessors, semiconductor technologies, biomedical devices, aerospace, and business and financial methods.

Lee & Hayes recently received its sixth consecutive annual ranking by Intellectual Asset Management Magazine (IAM) as the #1 overall law firm for securing the highest quality patents. Lewis was also ranked as one of the top 1000 patent practitioners worldwide and one of the top 300 IP strategists worldwide by IAM.

Focusing his practice on building global IP portfolios, Lewis advises clients on worldwide IP strategies, and strategic and competitive analysis of IP assets. He is a frequent speaker on IP topics, both domestically and abroad. Mr. Lee recently spoke on IP and the internet at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and on Growing Exports and Global Relationships at the Technology Alliance Washington Innovation Summit in Seattle, WA.

Other speaking engagements include the Center for Advanced Study and Research on IP (CASRIP) at the University of Washington, and law schools of Beijing University (Peking University) and China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL). He has also spoken at various professional and university sponsored events in India, including the International Conference on IPR in Bangalore and the International Seminar of IP Litigation in Hyderabad. He is a past adjunct professor at Gonzaga University’s School of Business.