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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


IAPP Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US)

Matthew Hays is an associate in Dykema's data security and intellectual property groups. Mr. Hays’s data security practice includes advising clients on issues of risk assessment, policies and procedures, corporate compliance projects and revising services agreements to include adequate privacy and data security protections. In this area, Mr. Hays has notable experience handling compliance matters related to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Canadian Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). He is also a registered patent attorney and has practiced on a broad range of intellectual property matters with an emphasis on enforcing patent, trade secret and trademark rights in litigation. Mr. Hays also has experience helping clients obtain patent and trademark protection across a broad range of software technologies and has 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