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Jason A. Pittman


What you should know about me:

As a D&M Litigation Partner, I represent and advise clients in complex cases involving claims of patent, trademark, and copyright infringement. My IP experience covers many facets of litigation including client counseling, analyzing patent infringement and validity, and managing both offensive and defensive litigation strategies.

  • Known as the punctilious litigator
  • Martindale AV Peer Rated in Construction Law
  • Previously worked at a consulting engineering firm

Jason’s Experience

Jason is a member of D&M’s Litigation Team and litigates cases involving claims of patent, trademark, and copyright infringement. Jason has fourteen years of litigation experience.

Jason litigates intellectual property cases for global clients in software, electrical, and mechanical industries. He also handles trademark and copyright disputes for clients within a wide range of industries including textiles, apparel, and lighting companies, among others.

Jason’s experience covers many facets of intellectual property litigation including counseling clients on pre-litigation matters, including analyzing patent infringement and validity, as well as managing both offensive and defensive patent litigation strategies.

Prior to joining Dority & Manning, Jason worked as a litigator representing clients in both state and federal court in matters that included construction litigation, products liability, insurance defense, personal injury, wrongful death, and breach of contract.

Prior to law school, Jason gained much engineering experience while working with consulting engineering firms designing power, lighting, communication, and fire alarm systems for commercial and residential buildings.

Representative Cases

The following are representative matters in which Jason has represented Dority & Manning’s clients:

  • AAF Nation, LLC v. M.J. SoffeLLCC.D. Cal. (asserted and defended against trademark infringement claims)
  • Shaka Life, Inc. v. Salt Life, LLC, S.D. Fla. (asserted trademark infringement claims)
  • Salt Life, LLC v. Easy $ailing, LLC, M.D. Fla. (asserted trademark infringement claims)
  • Emerson Electric Co. v. Suzhou Cleva Electric Appliance Co., Ltd, D. Mo. (defended patent infringement claims)
  • InVue Security Products Inc. v. Vanguard Products Groups, Inc., M.D. Fla. (asserted multiple patents relating to merchandise security systems)
  • NAS Nalle Automation Systems, LLC v. DJS Systems, Inc. D.S.C. (defended patent infringement claims)
  • Salt Life, LLC v. Z94 Inc., et al, D.S.C. (asserted trademark infringement claims)
  • Achieve It Inc. v. Napoleon Hill Foundation, D.S.C. (asserted trademark claims)

Background & Credentials


  • The Citadel (B.S., Electrical Engineering, 2004)
  • Charleston School of Law (J.D., 2007)


  • South Carolina
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


  • South Carolina Super Lawyers Rising Star (2014-2017)
  • Martindale AV Peer Rated in Construction Law
  • CALI Award Recipient: Products Liability and Trial Advocacy
  • Member of Board of Advisors for Electrical Engineering Department, The Citadel (2009 – present, Chair 2013-15)

News & Events

Wesley D. Greenwell and Jason A. Pittman Elected Principals

GREENVILLE, SC (March 14, 2023) Dority & Manning is proud to announce the election of Wesley D. Greenwell andJason A. Pittman as Principals of the firm. Wes’ practice centers on U.S. and international IP strategies and patent procurement across a wide range of industries, including power generation, transportation and logistics, power tool and outdoor equipment, …

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