Patent Attorney / Agent – Law Firm – Vancouver, Wash. or Portland, Ore.

leeLee & Hayes, a national intellectual property (IP) law firm, is expanding its IP practice in the Pacific Northwest and is seeking experienced lateral attorneys and mid-level associate IP attorneys for its Vancouver, WA-Portland, OR metro office.  This is an exceptional opportunity to be part of a dynamic expansion of our highly-regarded IP practice in our beautiful, 1-year old offices.

Situated just outside of Portland, Oregon in downtown Vancouver, Washington, an opportunity is presented to combine a state-of-the-art legal practice with living in one of the most desirable areas of the country as downtown Vancouver experiences revitalization in combining historic buildings with modern growth.

In additional to consistent recognition as a leading firm and best employer, Lee & Hayes:

  • Provides a large scope of IP expertise as well as FDA/regulatory practice to support our rapidly growing life sciences practice;
  • 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;
  • Boasts a collegial and team-oriented work environment, as well as a nationally competitive compensation and benefits package; and
  • 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®, etc.

LATERAL CANDIDATES must offer high quality lawyering and client services, work well in teams, be an effective mentor, have initiative and preferably an existing client base and business network.

ASSOCIATE CANDIDATES must have at least 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, computer science, physics or a related field or a Ph.D in the biological sciences. USPTO registration is required.

Lee & Hayes is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce.

For confidential consideration, please submit a cover letter and your resume to If you are currently living in another area, please share with us your reasons for your interest in the Vancouver-Portland area office (i.e., is it to be closer to family, you grew up in the area, enjoy the weather the region offers, etc.?).

Additional Info
Employer Type: Law Firm
Job Location: Vancouver, Washington; Portland, Oregon