Valerie P. Hayes Counsel | Washington, D.C.
Valerie Hayes is Counsel in RatnerPrestia’s Washington, D.C. office, and focuses her practice on patent issues related to electronic, electrical and mechanical disciplines, including client counseling, the drafting of patent applications and prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications related to lighting devices and networked/intelligent lighting systems, liquid crystal display devices, semiconductor and plasma processing, cellular telephony, circuits, computer data storage devices, and telecommunications. She has successfully presented cases on appeal before the USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), as well as actively participated in Ex Parte and Inter Partes Reviews, Patent Reissue, and Interference proceedings.
Prior to entering the practice of law, Valerie served in the United States Air Force as an Officer and electrical engineer. While in the Air Force, her assignments included performing target development analysis and designing communication systems related to counterintelligence and counter-terrorism, as well as the supervision and management of the activities of over 800 Air Force personnel.