William "Bill" Dyer III

Patent Attorney - Partner - Atlanta

Bill Dyer III

404.736.1857 bill.dyer@leehayes.com


Samford University, Cumberland School of Law J.D. 1992

Virginia Military Institute B.S., Electrical Engineering

U.S. Army War College M.S., Strategic Studies


Admitted to practice law in the state of Georgia

Registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Bill Dyer has more than twenty years of intellectual property experience, including significant experience as lead counsel in patent, trademark, and trade secret cases in U.S. District Courts and before the International Trade Commission.  Beyond his litigation expertise, he leads large-scale IP due diligence studies, clearance studies, and freedom-to-operate studies, and has negotiated the sale and licensing of significant IP assets.

Widely respected by bench and bar, he has accepted multiple appointments as Special Master in Federal courts for issues including patent claim construction and discovery disputes.  And as a former in-house IP Counsel for a Fortune 100 company, he brings keen, business-oriented insight into strategic IP risk assessment, risk avoidance, growth, and monetization.

Bill is nationally recognized by Chambers and Managing Intellectual Property as a leader in the intellectual property field.  Outside the office, he teaches advanced trial advocacy skills as a faculty member of the National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia School of Law.  He is also a decorated combat veteran, and currently serves as a Brigadier General in the U. S. Army Reserve, where he is The Assistant Judge Advocate General for Military Law and Operations (IMA), with duty at the Pentagon, where he advises the Army’s top leaders on legal aspects of worldwide military operations.


  • 2017 Chambers USA 2017 ranked lawyer, identifying Bill as one of the best lawyers in his jurisdiction
  • 2017 Intellectual Asset Management 1000 (IAM) recommended individual