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William E. Wooten

Of Counsel

William E. Wooten

Of Counsel

(864) 271-1592


Licensed to practice in:

District of Columbia, North Carolina, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Representative Practice Areas:

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


  • Will joined Dority & Manning in 2017.
  • Prior to joining Dority & Manning, Will worked for an intellectual property boutique in Washington, D.C., where he prepared and prosecuted patent applications in the computer and telecommunications arts and litigated intellectual property disputes.
  • Prior to law school, Will served as an officer in the U.S. Navy and worked in information technology for an aerospace wire manufacturer.

Professional Background:

  • Education: North Carolina State University (B.S., Computer Science, summa cum laude, 2004); University of North Carolina (J.D., with honors, 2010)
  • Honors: Law Review, Gressman-Pollitt Award for Oral Advocacy