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Bill R. Waite


* Not admitted in South Carolina

What you should know about me:

As an associate with Dority & Manning’s Electrical Engineering & Computer Science team, my primary focus is prosecuting software patents, including a variety of machine learning patents. My favorite part of the job is the opportunity to better understand cutting-edge software technology — the more technical, the better!

  • Quick learner who’s never afraid of a new challenge
  • Ranked Minesweeper player
  • Rock climbing enthusiast

Bill’s Experience

Bill has a diverse technical background and is highly experienced in complex electrical and computer-related subjects.

Within the D&M team, Bill specializes in drafting and securing patents for both local and global organizations. He serves a wide range of clients, from innovative startups to well-known Fortune 500 companies. Bill excels at quickly grasping the intricate details of his clients’ state-of-the-art technologies.

Background & Credentials


  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (B.S., Computer Science, cum laude, 2007)
  • University of Alabama (J.D., summa cum laude, 2023)


  • Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • CALI Award (Copyright, Legal Research and Writing, Civil Procedure, Pretrial Advocacy, Jurisprudence, Torts, Criminal Law, Weapons of Mass Destruction)
  • University of Alabama School of Law, Dean M. Leigh Harrison Award
  • Order of Barristers

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