Hayley J. Talbert

Hayley devotes her time to strategic intellectual property counseling in the electrical, software, and mechanical arts, focusing on efficient and effective patent prosecution. She received a B.S. (cum laude) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida (2004) and a J.D. from Willamette University College of Law (2008).

Hayley focuses her practice on intellectual property matters including U.S. and foreign patent prosecution, licensing, validity and infringement studies, and opinions - with a focus on electronics, electro-mechanical devices, and semiconductor manufacturing and operation. Hayley has been with Seed IP for more than a decade - beginning as a law clerk in 2007, then associate, and now as partner of the firm.

Hayley is the Practice Leader of Seed IP’s Electrical Engineering Practice Group and is Chair of the firm’s Opportunity DEI Subcommittee.

Willamette University College of Law J.D. 2008
University of Florida - Electrical Engineering B.S. (cum laude) 2004

Hayley is admitted to the Washington State Bar and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. She is a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), at which she serves as an active participant on the Patent Law Committee, is Chair of the IDS Subcommittee, and is on the Law Associations Committee.


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Conference – SERENDIPITY Fundraising Bootcamp, April 23, 2021 (Virtual) | Hayley is scheduled to speak about how patent and trademark protection may impact funding and early-stage investor perspectives, in a presentation entitled, "When and how to protect IP before, during and after the fundraising process." | Read more about this bootcamp.

Conference – Leadership Launch, March 7, 2021 (Virtual) | Hayley spoke with students about career opportunities in law firms and introduced them to intellectual property. Read more about this organization.

Conference – Pathway Programs, February 3, 2021 (Virtual) | Hayley spoke to a group of young men at the 3H Youth Ranch, introducing them to intellectual property and discussing how patents, trademarks, and copyrights are in their day to day lives. | Read more about this program.

Conference – SERENDIPITY Virtual Summit, September 14-18, 2020 (Seattle) | “Ask Me Anything with Patent Attorney Hayley Talbert” | Hayley hosted a conversation about how and when to pursue intellectual property with members of The Guild, a leading global community of female entrepreneurs and leaders. Read more about this seminar.

Co-Author – “USPTO Access to Relevant Prior Art Initiative Status Update,” October 2020 | American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) Patent Law Committee Newsletter

Webinar (Marcus Evans Online Events) – August 2020 | “Supporting Team Mental Health and Well-Being during the New Normal and Post COVID-19” | Hayley participated in a discussion regarding the workplace in the future.

Conference – “The Women, Diversity & Change Summit,” November 14, 2019 (Bell Harbor Conference Center, Seattle) | Hayley co-hosted “Self-Advocacy and Promotion” roundtable. Read more about this seminar.

IP Industry Conference – AIPLA 2019 Spring Meeting, May 15-17, 2019 (Philadelphia) | Hayley presented “Strategically Drafting Specifications with Everything in Mind” as part of Concurrent Track 1 (Patent Prosecution): "Adventures in Patent Drafting: Making Your Crystal Ball Work For You." Read more about this seminar.

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