Sam F. Breeze

Firm: Lee & Hayes
Location: Spokane - WA

  • 601 West Riverside Avenue, Suite 1400
    Spokane, WA 99201
  • Tel : 509.324.9256
  • Fax : 509.323.8979

Sam is the chair of the Design Practice Group at Lee & Hayes. He advises clients on a wide variety of intellectual property issues including the drafting and prosecution of design patent applications. His expertise is in the industrial design of electronic devices, graphical user interfaces, sports equipment, soft goods, and other ornamental inventions. Sam has extensive experience with foreign design protection including knowledge of the requirements involving The Hague Agreement. He also has utility patent experience with computer related inventions and life science technologies including medical equipment and other biomechanical inventions. Outside of Lee & Hayes, Sam spends his time in the kitchen and the garden. He was raised near St. Louis, Missouri and is a huge baseball fan apart from the Chicago Cubs.


  • Juris Doctor, Gonzaga University School
  • Bachelor of Science in Science/Biology, Portland State University


  • Admitted to practice law in the state of Washington
  • Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Lee & Hayes

Lee & Hayes, P.C. has grown to be one of the nation’s most sought after IP law firms. We represent some of the world’s largest and most innovative organizations and employ a team of attorneys and staff whose expertise and education rival the best of the best.

Lee & Hayes is a pre-eminent intellectual property (IP) practice with expertise beyond the basics of IP. Over 80 seasoned IP attorneys and agents provide patent, trademark, copyright, and litigation services to businesses ranging from the Fortune 100 to leading-edge start-ups. Our corporate and FDA/Regulatory practices synergize with our IP core to plan and execute comprehensive business strategies for our technology clients. During our 25 years in practice, we have championed the understanding that IP and its complementary disciplines are not a commodity, but an asset class. This core tenet is central to all we do and fosters creative, strategic, and value-based service that helps energize our clients’ business. At Lee & Hayes, we provide more than intellectual property legal services — we are The Business of IP®

Our firm boasts attorneys who are consistently honored as being leaders in their respective practices by numerous leading industry publications and vetting organizations. But more than that, we cultivate a collegial and team-oriented work environment, as well as a nationally competitive compensation and benefits package, garnering our firm honors as a best employer on several occasions. Culturally, Lee & Hayes is more like a “high-tech company of lawyers” than a traditional law firm. The firm employs over 140 skilled individuals, with 80 attorneys and patent agents in offices in Atlanta, Georgia; Rochester, New York; Austin, Texas; Seattle, Spokane and Vancouver, Washington. We also have attorneys situated in the Washington D.C. metro area.