George Mason University School of Law J.D.
Brigham Young University
Admitted to practice law in the states of Maryland, Tennessee and Washington.
Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Brett is the chair of the Chemical and Life Science Practice Group at Lee & Hayes. He enjoys working with start-up companies and recently helped a cosmetic company develop and file its initial patent portfolio. He was also involved in assisting a green technology company gain allowance on some key foundational patents.
Prior to joining Lee & Hayes Brett spent several years working for a large chemical company providing legal counsel and IP training to business groups including developing IP strategies. Brett worked with inventors to prepare, file and prosecute patent applications and assisted managing worldwide patent portfolios. He also worked with technology and other business personnel in developing strategies for fully exploiting company intellectual property including drafting and negotiating IP related agreements and providing due diligence for acquisitions.
Brett also previously worked at a Washington DC law firm assisting domestic and international companies in building strong patent portfolios.
Prior to working as an attorney, Brett worked as a Patent Examiner for six years with the USPTO. He also worked as a Research Associate developing novel protein-polysaccharide vaccines and immunoconjugates, including viral and bacterial peptide, protein, and polysaccharide conjugates.
Brett recently spoke at Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China and at a technology conference in Shanghai, China on Monetizing Intellectual Property.
As a volunteer in Taiwan, Brett counseled adults and taught them English. While volunteering he became proficient in Mandarin and Taiwanese.