Dority & Manning News

Jason Jennings and Thomas Huycke Elected Principals

February 2nd, 2017

Dority & Manning Attorneys Named to Legal Elite of the Upstate

August 5th, 2016

Yusuf Hasan Joins Dority & Manning

March 3rd, 2016

Jason Pittman, Edward Kiessing, and Robert Williams Join Dority & Manning

February 18th, 2016

Erik Sivertson and Seth Thorp Join Dority & Manning

December 7th, 2015

Matt Sutch and Crockett Hailey Join Dority & Manning

July 8th, 2015

Jason Jennings and Thomas Huycke Elected Principals

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February
2017

Dority & Manning is proud to announce the election of Jason Jennings
and Thomas Huycke as Principals of the firm. Both Jason and Tommy have been practicing intellectual property law since 2009.

Tommy focuses his practice on the management of global intellectual property portfolios, and has extensive experience in prosecuting U.S. and international patent and trademark applications and preparing patent related opinions of counsel, including validity, infringement, and right to practice opinions. Tommy also assists clients in a variety of other intellectual property related matters, including due diligence investigations and the drafting of collaboration agreements, confidentiality agreements, license agreements, terms of use agreements, and other agreements involving intellectual property issues. Tommy has a technical background in mechanical engineering, and has experience in a wide range of technologies in the electromechanical and mechanical arts, including fiber optic products and equipment, power generation and control systems, structural and building systems, pultrusion machinery, packaging and industrial machinery, automotive components, and agricultural machinery. Tommy graduated from Clemson University with a degree in mechanical engineering and received his J.D. from West Virginia University College of Law.

Jason has extensive experience in prosecuting domestic and international patent and trademark applications. He has prepared and prosecuted patent applications across a vast array of technology areas, including window coverings, agricultural vehicles and equipment, power generation systems and related control systems, aeromechanical systems, mechanical and electrical control systems, automotive components, medical devices, software, data management, and networking. Jason also assists clients with complex transactions involving intellectual property issues, including the preparation and negotiation of license agreements, collaboration agreements, software development agreements, intellectual property transfer agreements, and confidentiality agreements. Additionally, Jason has significant experience in preparing opinions of counsel related to patent matters, including opinions related to infringement, validity, and right to practice. Jason graduated from Clemson University with a degree in mechanical engineering and received his J.D. from Campbell Law School.

Dority & Manning Attorneys Named to Legal Elite of the Upstate

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August
2016

Dority & Manning is proud to announce that principals Alan R. Marshall and J. Parks Workman were named Legal Elite of the Upstate in the area of Intellectual Property Law by Greenville Business Magazine.

Alan concentrates his practice on managing patent portfolios and related issues for corporate clients and universities. He has particular experience in various industries, including polymer processing and synthesis, metallurgy and superalloys, ceramic matrix composites, nanotechnology, pharmaceutical and genetic biochemistry, semiconductor technologies, thin film photovoltaic and LED devices, and aerospace turbomachinery. Alan also advises clients in various trademark matters and disputes.

Parks advises clients in patent issues involving a variety of technology areas, including software, graphics, data analysis and management, electrical devices, electronics, communication systems, power distribution systems, renewable energy, semiconductor processing, industrial systems, and other technologies. Parks also assists clients with complex transactions involving intellectual property issues, including the preparation and negotiation of license agreements, collaboration agreements, software development agreements, intellectual property transfers, and confidentiality agreements.

Congratulations to Alan and Parks!

Yusuf Hasan Joins Dority & Manning

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March
2016

Dority & Manning is proud to announce that Yusuf A. Hasan has joined the firm. Yusuf earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University; and a J.D. from University of Connecticut School of Law.

Jason Pittman, Edward Kiessing, and Robert Williams Join Dority & Manning

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February
2016

Dority & Manning is proud to announce that Jason A. Pittman has joined the firm. Jason is a member of the South Carolina Bar. Jason earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from The Citadel; and a J.D. from Charleston School of Law.

Edward H. Kiessling has also joined Dority & Manning. Eddie is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the Alabama Bar. Eddie earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from University of Alabama in Huntsville; and a J.D. from Cumberland School of Law, Samford University.

Robert H. Williams has also joined Dority & Manning. Rob is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the South Carolina Bar and North Carolina Bar. Rob earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from University of North Carolina at Charlotte; and a J.D. from University of South Carolina.

Erik Sivertson and Seth Thorp Join Dority & Manning

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December
2015

Dority & Manning is proud to announce that Erik K. Sivertson has joined the firm. Erik is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the South Carolina Bar. Erik earned a B.S. in Physics-Engineering from Washington and Lee University (summa cum laude); and a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.

Seth T. Thorp has also joined Dority & Manning. Seth is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the Missouri Bar, Illinois Bar, Louisiana Bar and South Carolina Bar. Seth earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University (With Distinction); and a J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis.

Matt Sutch and Crockett Hailey Join Dority & Manning

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July
2015

Dority & Manning is proud to announce that Matthew J. Sutch has joined the firm. Matt’s skills and experience expand the firm’s capabilities in the electromechanical and mechanical arts. Matt is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the California Bar. Matt earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University (cum laude) and a J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law.

Crockett Hailey has also joined Dority & Manning. Crockett’s skills and experience expand the firm’s capabilities in the electromechanical and mechanical arts. Crockett is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is a member of the Alabama Bar and the Tennessee Bar. Crockett earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Mississippi State University and a J.D. from University of Alabama, School of Law.

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