Partner at Lee & Hayes, PC
Brett Nelson is a partner in Lee & Hayes’ Spokane office and is active in driving the firm’s growth. He has been instrumental in building the firm’s chemical and life sciences group, as well as its Asia practice, and is often invited to speak on IP topics in the United States and China. Mr Nelson helps clients – from start-ups to large corporations – develop comprehensive IP strategies and advises on a variety of IP matters, with particular experience in the areas of chemical engineering, microbial engineering, vaccine technology, green technology and cosmetics.
Mr Nelson has earned a reputation as the go-to person for shepherding difficult patent applications through the US Patent Office and has been instrumental in a number of his clients gaining allowance of key foundational patents within their technology areas. Mr Nelson’s time as in-house counsel at a multinational chemical company enabled him to expand his practice into the area of IP transactions and he has provided support for several mergers and acquisitions. In addition, he worked at the USPTO as a complex biotech patent examiner and as a research associate developing novel conjugate vaccine platforms for a small biotech start-up.