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Matthew T. Hays Associate

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 2016

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois


Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology, J.D., magna cum laude

  • Order of the Coif

University of Cincinnati, B.S., Chemical Engineering

Matthew Hays is an associate in Dykema's Chicago Office and is a registered patent attorney. Mr. Hays focuses his practice on a broad range of intellectual property matters with an emphasis on patent, trademark and trade secret law. He has experience helping clients obtain patent and trademark protection across a broad range of technologies, including the software, mechanical, and chemical arts. He has also worked to enforce intellectual property rights in litigation and engaged in strategic patent portfolio management and corporate due diligence involving intellectual property assets. While in law school, Mr. Hays was selected as a Chicago Intellectual Property Colloquium Fellow and acted as editor for the Chicago-Kent Journal of Intellectual Property. He obtained his bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati.

Memberships & Involvement

  • International Trademark Association (INTA), Member