Mr. Hayes has successfully monetized patents through all known monetization methods, including price arbitrage and litigation licensing brought against companies such as Cisco, Broadcom, Nokia, Ericsson, Tellabs, and Alcatel-Lucent. Mr. Hayes is also a litigation consultant to several IP litigation companies. Mr. Hayes has received national recognition during his legal career, including: Special recognition by President George W. Bush, American Board of Trial Advocates Young Lawyer of the Year; and City of Columbia "20 Under 40." Mr. Hayes earned a Juris Doctor from Tulane University School of Law in 1995 and prior to law school, Mr. Hayes worked on the floor of the NYMEX on Wall Street. He also has his B.A. in Economics from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia.