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Charles A. Hayes

“The patent system… added the fuel of interest to the fire of genius, in the discovery and production of new and useful things.”

-Abraham Lincoln

Charles A. Hayes

Charles A. Hayes

Associate

216-642-3342

cahayes@wegmanlaw.com

Professional Experience

Charles Hayes (“Drew”) is involved in the practice of all aspects of intellectual property (IP) law with a focus on  patents and trademarks.  Drew regularly works with clients to formulate and execute a personalized IP protection strategy that meets each client’s business needs.

Drew prosecutes United States and foreign patents in the software, electrical, radio-frequency, and medical arts.  He also has extensive experience obtaining and enforcing trademarks in the United States and abroad.

When he’s not practicing law, Drew volunteers as a website administrator for local not-for-profit organizations and is fluent in several programming languages.  He can often be found tinkering with a car, or at a local track day.

Practice Areas

Intellectual Property

Privacy & Cybersecurity

Admissions

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

Memberships / Honors / Awards

  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member and Past Chair, IEEE Cleveland Section
  • Member Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, International Trademark Association

Education

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

Publications / Presentations

Presenter – IP Law Basics, Cleveland Lean Startup Circle (July 2014)

Presenter – Manufacturing Law, National Business Institute CLE (June 2017)