Brett Nelson


  • George Mason University School of Law J.D.
  • Brigham Young University B.S., Zoology


  • Admitted to practice law in the states of Maryland, Tennessee, and Washington
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Awards & Recognition

  • Honored as a leading IP strategist by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Strategy 300 – The World’s Leading IP Strategists
  • Identified as one of the world’s leading patent professionals by Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 – The World’s Leading Patent Professionals

Brett is the chair of the Chemical and Life Sciences Practice Group at Lee & Hayes. He advises clients in a variety of intellectual property (IP) matters, with particular experience in the areas of chemical engineering, microbial engineering, vaccine technology, green technology, and cosmetics. Brett has helped his clients develop comprehensive IP strategies and has been instrumental in a number of his clients gaining allowance of key foundational patents within their technology areas. He has advocated for his clients by testifying in front of the Senate Law and Justice Committee on issues relevant to the life sciences community and is currently working with the Greater Spokane Incorporated Health Industry Development Group.