Do I Need A Lawyer? For Life Science Startups and Others

Category: GSI Events
January 12, 2021
12:00 PM -
1:00 PM

Join Life Science WA Institute and Greater Spokane Inc. for the next installment in our Lunch & Learn Startup Series, designed to answer your questions!




About this Event

Our economy has transitioned to one based on global innovation which rewards protected innovation. Understanding of how to properly use the many tools of intellectual property protection is critical for setting your company up for success and maintaining a competitive edge. During this Lunch & Learn Brett Nelson, partner at Lee & Hayes, will lead a discussion on the tools available to you, common legal mistakes that startups make and how to avoid them, what is possible to do on your own, and when you should seek professional guidance.


When: Tuesday, January 12th from 12:00-1:00 PDT


Where: Hosted virtually!


Who should attend? This event is designed for entrepreneurs or those interested in learning more about what it takes to start and grow a company.


Cost: LSW Institute Lunch and Learn events are offered at no cost to you, thanks to the generous support of our sponsor companies! This Lunch and Learn is sponsored by Greater Spokane, Inc.



Meet the Speaker:

Brett Nelson is a patent attorney and partner at Lee & Hayes, PC. He advises clients in a variety of intellectual property (IP) matters, has helped his clients develop comprehensive IP strategies and has been instrumental in a number of his clients gaining allowance of key foundational patents within their technology areas. Brett has worked as a research scientist at a small biotech company, a patent examiner, inhouse counsel for a large company, and played major roles in building the Chemical & Life Sciences and Asia practice groups at Lee & Hayes. He is admitted to practice law in the states of Maryland, Tennessee, and Washington and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


About Life Science Washington Institute:

LSW Institute is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational and support services to life science entrepreneurs in Washington state through a number of programs including the WA Innovation Network (WIN) Mentoring Program, Startup Assistance Consulting Program, Lunch & Learn Series, workshops, and more! Visit to learn about LSW Institute programs and services, all offered at no cost to participants.

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