Dority & Manning Continues to Grow with the Addition of Three IP Professionals

April 1st, 2020

Dority & Manning is excited to welcome three new collaborators to the team!

Michael Wrobel, Alicia Johnson, and Blake Nickles each joined Dority & Manning within the first quarter of 2020.

Michael Wrobel, formerly in-house counsel for a global FinTech company, joins the firm as an Associate Attorney focusing on patent prosecution, portfolio management, and opinions of counsel with a particular emphasis on computer science and software technologies.  Michael graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.  He earned a Master of Science in Information Systems from Drexel University as well as a Master of Business Administration from Temple University.  Michael received a Juris Doctorate from the University of Maryland School of Law.

 

Alicia Johnson joins Dority & Manning as an Associate Attorney, hailing from a boutique IP firm in Austin, Texas.  Alicia focuses her practice on managing complex patent portfolios across various industries, including mechanical, electro-mechanical, and material science technologies.  Alicia received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin and a Juris Doctorate from Howard University of Law.

 

Blake Nickles joins the Firm as Of Counsel having over ten years of experience managing complex global patent portfolios.  Formerly in-house counsel for a global electrical engineering and manufacturing company, Blake focuses his practice on patent prosecution and global portfolio management in mechanical, electro-mechanical, and material science technologies.  Blake graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Materials Science and Engineering and earned a Juris Doctorate from the University of Illinois at Chicago John Marshall Law School.