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Spokane intellectual property firm Lee & Hayes earns best-of distinction

Intellectual Asset Management magazine has rated Spokane’s Lee & Hayes as the top overall intellectual property law firm. The ranking distinction accompanies a recent IAM article called “Counting on Quality.”

Using a formula developed by a company, Ocean Tomo, the ranking tried to identify the best IP law firms on the basis of quality patents.

IAM used the Ocean Tomo rankings to assess the overall quality of the patents. Ocean Tomo focused on four technology areas: healthcare, information technology, consumer electronics, and industrials.

Lee & Hayes represents six of the 20 largest patent filers in the U.S., including Microsoft and HP. It was founded in Spokane in 1994 by Lewis Lee and Dan Hayes.

Inland Northwest Health Services, Signature Genomics, and Pyrotek are among the firm’s Spokane-based clients.

“We feel privileged to be able to partner with such innovative clients in the pursuit of creating business-focused portfolios.” co-founder Lee said in a release. “We are only able to achieve an award like the one given by IAM magazine because we have great clients, who are committed to building quality patent portfolios.”

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