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Jeffrey D. Dyess

Jeffrey D. Dyess

Partner

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP
Alabama, U.S.A.

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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 a member of Bradley’s Litigation and Intellectual Property Practice Groups. He is admitted to practices 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. Jeff grew up in Monroeville and attended Auburn University, graduating summa cum laude in 1990 with a Bachelor of Industrial Engineering degree. 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 Patent & Trademark Office
  • 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
Blogs

Declassified
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

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...

Family Business Advocates
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

Bradley’s Family Business Advocates Blog is a resource for family business owners and advisors. All business owners must plan ahead, think strategically and manage risk in order for their businesses to thrive. Family business owners must also manage family dynamics in the business, build...

It Pays to Be Covered™
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

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...

Patent 213
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

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...

Tennessee Appellate Review
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

A successful appeal depends on counsel’s substantive understanding of appellate rules, procedures, and strategies. The Tennessee Appellate Review blog is a resource for commentary and insights on the latest state and federal appellate news. Join the conversation as we analyze decisions from the...

The Law of Order
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

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...

Underwritten
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP 

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,...

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