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Jeffrey Dyess

Partner
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Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP

Alabama, USA
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Practice Expertise

  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Copyrights
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Areas of Practice

  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Copyrights
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property and Competitive ...
  • Litigation
  • Patents and Patent Litigation
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks
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Profile

As chair of Bradley's Intellectual Property Practice Group, Jeff Dyess is a litigation partner with over two decades of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in the areas of intellectual property, competitive practice, trade secret and complex commercial disputes.

Jeff’s approach to litigation focuses on the partnership between the client and counsel. He believes that effective representation of the client – representation that achieves both short-term success in the immediate litigation as well as servicing the client’s long-term business goals – is best achieved when counsel understands the client’s business, its people and its culture.

Jeff is admitted to practice in all federal district courts in Alabama, as well as the United States Courts of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit and the Federal Circuit. In 2002, Jeff was admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He also has patent litigation experience before the International Trade Commission and the Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Prior to joining Bradley in August 2003, Jeff was a partner in the law firm of Barnett, Bugg, Lee & Dyess, LLC, in Monroeville, Alabama, where he practiced in the areas of real estate litigation and transactions, probate matters, commercial transactions, and litigation and insurance defense. He grew up in Monroeville and attended Auburn University, graduating (summa cum laude) in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering. After Auburn, he worked as an engineer for IBM Corporation in its manufacturing facilities in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Jeff then attended Cumberland Law School, graduating (magna cum laude) in 1995. Following law school, Jeff had the honor of serving as a law clerk to the Hon. William M. Acker, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama in Birmingham.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1995

Court Admissions
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Education

  • Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, J.D., 1995, magna cum laude
  • Auburn University, B.S., Industrial Engineering, 1990, summa cum laude

Areas of Practice

  • Antitrust and Competition
  • Complex Business Litigation
  • Copyrights
  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property and Competitive Practices Litigation
  • Litigation
  • Patents and Patent Litigation
  • Trade Secrets
  • Trademarks

Blogs

Declassified

The Declassified blog offers commentary and insights on the latest class action suits, significant class action opinions, relevant changes to laws and rules, and important class action trends. Declassified covers topics ranging from significant Supreme Court and appellate court decisions regarding class certification requirements to proposed or enacted legislation, rules and regulations that impact class action litigation to key industry developments that may indirectly impact class action...

It Pays to Be Covered

Bradley's It Pays to Be Covered Blog discusses insurance law developments and industry trends in property and casualty insurance, including the growing cyber insurance market, coverage for drones, and blockchain exposures. We also address practical risk management strategies of interest to risk managers, legal staff, and corporate officers and directors responsible for property and casualty insurance policy portfolios, claims management, and resolution. Our attorneys provide insights based on...

Patent 213

Patent law, like most things in life, is subject to change. Changes to patent laws not only impact investment in your existing IP, but directly shape strategies to protect your freedom to operate. The Patent 213 blog provides up-to-date, insightful analysis of the evolution in the written description and enablement requirements of 35 USC 112 and the subject matter eligibility requirements of 35 USC 101. The Patent 213 blog analyzes key decisions from the district courts and the Federal Circuit,...

The Law of Order

Bradley’s The Law of Order blog serves as a general parliamentary procedure resource, providing information about creation and revision of governing documents (constitutions, bylaws, or rules), application of Robert’s Rules of Order and other procedural authorities in a variety of contexts (such as nonprofits, political parties, homeowners associations, unions, churches, trade associations), and leadership of any type of organizational meeting. In an effort to make all things parliamentary more...

Underwritten

Underwritten covers topics related to life, health, disability and long-term care insurance. Our team of experienced attorneys and authors offers insight on the issues insurers face as they seek to serve their policyholders and to mitigate risk. The blog covers significant court decisions, regulatory actions, ERISA updates, NAIC activity, cybersecurity issues and any other matters that could have an impact on the insurance industry.

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