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Dominic L. Knisely


* Not admitted in South Carolina

What you should know about me:

I’ve been an associate with Dority & Manning since March 2024, and I have been working full-time in IP law since January 2022. I’ve prepared and prosecuted patent applications across a wide variety of subject matters including drone technology, autonomous vehicles, pharmaceutical packaging, household appliances, and more.

  • Known as the enthusiastic colleague
  • Enjoys playing tabletop games
  • Earned a scholarship for an essay about the importance of being accessible and personable to clients over virtual platforms

Dominic’s Experience

Dominic primarily drafts and prosecutes patent applications directed toward mechanical and electromechanical subject matter as well as trademark services.

Dominic represents a variety of clients, from small start-up organizations to large Fortune 100 corporations. He has experience handling IP matters across a wide spectrum of industries including SaaS, automotive, and consumer products. Dominic enjoys delving into the background of each company and connecting the dots to better execute each client’s IP strategy.


Dominic focuses on the following sectors:

Background & Credentials


  • Florida Gulf Coast University (B.S., Civil Engineering, cum laude, 2019)
  • Western Michigan University Cooley Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2023)


  • Michigan
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Activities

  • Michigan Intellectual Property Inn of Court

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