The School of Law recently held a reception in honor of the law firm Lee & Hayes in recognition of the support the firm has provided to the school’s program of legal education.
Starting this year, the firm will be underwriting the law school’s moot court team that competes in the annual Saul Lefkowitz Moot Court Competition. This competition was established in 1990 in honor of Saul Lefkowitz, a Chairman of the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
In 2006, after winning the regional title for Best Brief, Gonzaga University School of Law students advanced to also take home the national award for Best Brief in this competition.
Lee & Hayes has also committed to sponsoring a $2,500 scholarship each year for a second-year student who has a demonstrated interest in the field of intellectual property. This scholarship will be awarded for the first time in the fall of 2008.
Lee & Hayes is a Spokane-based intellectual property law firm which provides industry-leading counsel to innovative global companies. The firm began as many entrepreneurial startups, with two founders, Lewis Lee and Dan Hayes, and an idea. The concept was to deliver quality, customized IP services more timely, efficiently, and responsively.
Today, the firm employs 32 attorneys split between offices in Spokane and Seattle. The firm has been recognized in the national press as a top firm for prosecuting the highest quality computer/software patents and as a “go-to” IP firm.
Lewis Lee is a graduate of Washington State University and George Washington University Law School. Dan Hayes is a graduate of Washington State University and Gonzaga University School of Law.