The Spokane law firm of Lee & Hayes recently awarded its first IP scholarship to Patrick Walsh, a second-year student at Gonzaga School of Law.
This $2,500 scholarship was established in order to assist a student with a demonstrated interest in the field of intellectual property. Patrick, who is a 2004 graduate of Gonzaga University, worked at the Boeing Company as a software engineer for three years prior to entering law school. As a first-year student, he won the William Clarke Cup, a 1L appellate advocacy competition, and also received the CALI award for excellence in legal research and writing.
Lee & Hayes is a Spokane-based intellectual property firm that provides counsel to innovative global companies. The firm began as an entrepreneurial startup, with two founders — Lewis Lee and Dan Hayes — and an idea: delivering quality, customized, and efficient IP services to clients.
Today the firm employs 36 attorneys, with offices in Spokane, Seattle, and a newly opened office in Austin, Texas. The firm of Lee & Hayes specializes in patent procurement and technology transactions, and also develops and procures the highest quality computer and software patents in the nation, according to IP Law & Business magazine in its annual Patent Ranking’s list.
Lewis Lee is a graduate of Washington State University and George Washington University. Dan Hayes received his undergraduate degree from Washington State and his J.D. from Gonzaga Law School.