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Spokane, WA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
Accounting & Legal
$10 to $25 million (USD) per year

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  • "Associate Attorney 1st Year"

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    Current Employee - Associate Attorney in Spokane, WA
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    I have been working at Lee Hayes (More than 3 years)


    Incredible People and Work Environment


    VERY unstructured and the "entrepreneurial spirit" means be prepared to fend for yourself

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    Life Science Patent Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Lee Hayes (Seattle, WA) in June 2016.


    I had three 30 minute 1:1 interviews, lunch, and final interview with two senior employees. In one interview, an attorney while looking over my resume, apparently for the first time, suggested that I go work at UW and my kids can go to college for free (not true). That was my first clue that wasn't a candidate in consideration. The last interview and parting gestures gave me a strong feeling that this was a perfunctory interview. Why was I there? My husband had a firm contact that forwarded my resume to the life science chair. When I didn't receive a request for letters of reference, writing samples, or transcripts. I assumed they preferred a more experienced patent agent. As it turns out, Lee and Hayes hired a had much less experienced person for the position, but 20 years younger and no kids. I would love to hear their fake excuse for hiring the less experienced younger person. This kind of age and mother discrimination is pervasive in our society. I guess they think a 47 year-old mother should just roll and die. Such a shame.

    Interview Questions

    • What biotechnology do you fee most comfortable?   1 Answer
    • Would you be interested in a technical specialist position?   1 Answer
    • Do you think you're ready to start with prosecution or writing patent applications?   1 Answer
    • Do you think you will be able to manage the time constraints in this job? This question came from the chief administrative officer over video conference from the Spokane office, which began with her announcing that the founding partner, Mr. Hayes, was listening in. This was an awkward situation in which I wasn't sure whether to introduce myself or not, so I didn't.   1 Answer
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