Charles A. Hayes

Charles A. Hayes



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


  • 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


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

Publications / Presentations