William Howard Oliver III



William "Billy" Oliver is a Boston intellectual property attorney with experience acquiring and protecting intellectual property. His practice includes domestic and foreign patent strategy, preparation and prosecution for a broad base of clients that range from independent inventors, startup companies and global corporations. Mr. Oliver is experienced in protecting software methods, data storage, autonomous vehicles, machine learning, medical devices, sensor design, firearms and subsea petroleum exploration technologies.

While attending law school, Mr. Oliver worked in a boutique intellectual property law firm and as in-house counsel. Mr. Oliver managed the intellectual property portfolio of a global manufacturing company. In both roles, he has acquired patent protections, as well as enforced, searched and acquired trademarks.

Prior to his legal practice, Mr. Oliver worked at a Fortune 100 manufacturing company in technical sales, management and software development roles. His experience provides him with a holistic engineering and business-minded approach to protecting client's intellectual property rights.


  • University of New Hampshire School of Law, J.D.
  • University of Colorado Boulder, B.S., Chemical Engineering
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Massachusetts