Charles A. Hayes, Associate
Wegman, Hessler & Vanderburg
6055 Rockside Woods Boulevard, Suite 200
Cleveland, Ohio 44131
T: (216) 642-3342
F: (216) 520-0145

Mr. Hayes is involved in the practice of all aspects of intellectual property law with a focus on the prosecution of United States and foreign patents in the electric, electro-mechanical, and mechanical arts. Mr. Hayes has extensive experience working with clients ranging from small startups to large corporations by:

  • Advising clients on offensive and defensive IP strategies;
  • Rendering opinions concerning the patentability of inventions and the infringement/validity of patents;
  • Prosecuting foreign and domestic trademark applications;
  • Preparing intellectual property-related licensing matters;
  • Protecting client trademarks online; and
  • Preparing internet-related policies.

Mr. Hayes volunteers as a website administrator for local not-for-profit organizations and is fluent in several programming languages.

Practice Areas


  • J.D., Capital University School of Law, 2007
  • B.S.E., Electrical Engineering, Geneva College, Cum Laude, 2004

Bar Admissions

  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2007
  • State of Ohio, 2007

Membership / Honors / Awards

  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Cleveland Engineering Society
  • Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Chair, IEEE Communications Society, Cleveland Chapter