Cheryl Milone - Lee & Hayes, PLLC

Partner - Lee & Hayes, PLLC

Cheryl Milone advises clients on IP strategies, including IP portfolio development, strategic and competitive analysis of IP assets, and IP commercialisation. Her technical expertise includes electrical and mechanical inventions. Before joining Lee & Hayes, Ms Milone served as the founder, CEO and chair of the world’s largest IP research community. She was invited to the White House as one of the top 50 most innovative CEOs in the United States, to contribute to a forum on improving customer service. Ms Milone has practised as a patent attorney and advocated before the US Patent and Trademark Office. She is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has been published across brand media. She is a named inventor on three issued US patents and eight pending patent applications.



  • JD, Georgetown University Law Centre, 1992
  • ​BS in electrical engineering, Bucknell University

Recent accomplishments

After joining Lee & Hayes in late 2015, Ms Milone built a law practice to support small and medium-sized enterprise clients. She also supports global brands and universities in the preparation and prosecution of patents and IP strategy and analytics.

With her colleague Lewis Lee, Ms Milone has conducted the Federal Bar Association April 2017 webinar (scheduled) “Best in Class Companies Need Best in Class IP Strategy” and co-authored “Should Businesses Continue to Invest in U.S. Computer and Software Patents?” November 2016 (submitted for publication to the Federal Lawyer).

Ms Milone is an advisory board member with the Licence on Transfer Network.


  • IP management consultancy
  • Legal
  • Valuation

Firm details

Lee & Hayes, PLLC

Lee & Hayes, PLLC
601 West Riverside Avenue
Suite 1400
Spokane WA 99201
United States

Contact details

T: +585 598 5409
F: +1 509 323 8979
: @leehayeslaw


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