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Wesley D. Greenwell


Wesley D. Greenwell


(864) 271-1592


Licensed to practice in:

South Carolina, North Carolina, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Representative Practice Areas:

  • Preparing and prosecuting U.S. and international patent and trademark applications.
  • Rendering patent related opinions, including validity, infringement, and right to practice opinions.


  • Wes joined Dority & Manning in 2015.
  • Prior to joining Dority & Manning, Wes was an associate in the intellectual property group of a large general practice firm in Charlotte, North Carolina where he drafted and prosecuted applications related to various technologies, drafted non-infringement opinions, and drafted invalidity opinions.
  • Wes has familiarity with technologies in the electromechanical and mechanical arts, including power generation and control systems, tire technologies, medical treatment devices, automotive components and technology, computing, networking, communication systems, electronic components, light fixtures and lighting systems, handheld power tools, and outdoor power products.
  • Prior to law school, Wes worked as a Tire Design Engineer and Performance Analyst for a North American tire manufacturer.

Professional Background:

  • Education: Clemson University (B.S., Mechanical Engineering, cum laude, 2006); Clemson University (M.S., Mechanical Engineering, cum laude, 2008); University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D. 2013).
  • Civic and Community Service: American Bar Association; Carolina Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Association; Federal Bar Association.
  • Achievements and Honors: Associate Editor in Chief, Volume 64 of South Carolina Law Review.
  • Publications: An Abandoned Office May Constitute a “Regular and Established Place of Business”, Dority & Manning (March 20, 2018), available here; State Immunity from Patent Infringement Lawsuits: Inverse Condemnation as an Alternative Remedy, 63 S.C. L. Rev. 975 (2012); Predictive Control of Voltage and Current in a Fuel Cell/Ultracapacitor Hybrid, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics (2010); Experiments in Predictive Coordination of a Fuel Cell/Ultracapacitor Hybrid, Proceedings of the Dynamic Systems & Control Conference, Michigan (2008); A Decentralized Model Predictive Control Approach to Power Management of a Fuel Cell/Ultracapacitor Hybrid, Proceedings of the American Control Conference, New York (2007).