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Wellington M. Manning, Jr.


Wellington M. Manning, Jr.


(864) 271-1592


Licensed to practice in:

South Carolina; Massachusetts; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Representative Practice Areas:

  • Prosecuting numerous patent, trademark, and copyright applications.
  • Rendering opinions as to infringement or validity of patents, and as to rights in trademarks and copyrights.
  • Litigating patent, trademark and copyright matters.


  • Mackie, one of the founders of Dority and Manning in 1984, has practiced intellectual property law since 1965 in private practice and corporate environs, in all areas of intellectual property.
  • He has familiarity with technologies such as chemistry, chemical processes, plastic injection, shoes, packaging equipment, medical devices and processes, textile machinery, textile processes, agricultural equipment, building structures, plasma technology, forestry harvesting equipment, dye tubes, tobacco harvesting and processing equipment, biomass handling equipment and processes, dyeing equipment and processes, cookware, hosiery processing equipment and processes, polishing systems for semi-conductor materials, automotives, fastening systems, furniture, fabric handling systems, video games, water craft, games, electrical monitoring systems, conspicuity systems for motorcycles, clothing and processes for manufacture of clothing, and miscellaneous others.
  • He has also served as an expert witness in numerous patent infringement actions and is a qualified mediator in intellectual property matters.
  • After receiving his degree in chemical engineering he worked as an engineer in synthetic fiber technology for three years before attending law school.
  • After law school, he worked as a patent attorney for Monsanto Corporation in vinyl polymer, foam and packaging technologies and for Deering Milliken Research Corporation in various textile technologies before beginning his career in the private practice.

Professional Background:

  • Education: Clemson University (B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1958); Catholic University of America (LL.B., 1965).
  • Admission: U.S. District Court of South Carolina; U.S. Supreme Court; Federal Circuit Court of Appeals; Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Civic and Community Service: American Bar Association; Carolina Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Association.
  • Honors: AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell; selected for The Best Lawyers in America annually since 1995.

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