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Jason A. Jennings


What you should know about me:

I’m proud to be a principal at Dority & Manning, where I started in 2008. In addition to managing various clients for the firm, I manage D&M’s nationalization and direct filings department as well as the firm’s internal training program for new attorneys and agents. My background in mechanical engineering and software-related arts allows me…

  • Laser-focused problem solver and (slight) perfectionist
  • Backpacked through Glacier National Park
  • Aspiring off-road enthusiast taking on my first RestoMod jeep project

Jason’s Experience

Jason’s practice focuses on U.S. and international patent procurement and global IP portfolio management, particularly in the mechanical, electromechanical, and software arts. Jason has significant experience across a wide range of technology areas, including agricultural machinery, construction equipment, window treatments, software, data management, networking, graphical user interfaces, mapping, consumer products, medical devices, power generation systems, aeromechanical systems, mechanical and electrical control systems. He provides quality-driven services to help clients protect and commercialize their intellectual property in a competitive market.

Jason enjoys diving into the weeds with inventors and in-house counsel to gain a comprehensive understanding of their intellectual property and their overall business objectives. This is an integral part of how D&M provides clients an IP strategy that is aligned with their needs.

Background & Credentials


  • Clemson University (B.S., Mechanical Engineering, magna cum laude, 2006)
  • Campbell University – Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2009)


  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Professional Activities

  • Carolina Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Association


  • Williston on Contracts Outstanding Achievement Award (ranked #1 in graduating class)
  • First-Year Academic Achievement Award (highest academic average in the first year of law school)
  • Third-Year Academic Achievement Award (highest academic average in the third year of law school)
  • Managing Editor, Campbell Law Review
  • President, Campbell Intellectual Property Law Society
  • Webster’s Scholar
  • Teaching Scholar
  • Legal Research and Writing Scholar
  • Book Awards for: Legal Writing, Property I, Civil Procedure I, Estate & Gift Taxation, Evidence, Law & Accounting, Income Tax, Estate Planning, Patent Litigation, Great Trials, Secured Transactions, Advanced Real Property


  • “No Notice, No Hearing, No Problem? The Constitutionality of North Carolina’s Prejudgment Statute,” 31 Campbell L. Rev. 557 (2009).

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