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Nicholas T. DeSetto

Patent Agent

What you should know about me:

My duties as a Patent Agent include drafting and prosecuting patent applications in the computer science, electrical, and electromechanical arts. I regularly interface with international law firms to assist with managing and directing the prosecution of patent applications around the world.

  • Known to be a kind and supportive team member who is always willing to help
  • Involved in the design and development of vehicle test systems using a virtual test bed

Nicholas’ Experience

Nick utilizes his unique industry experience to provide excellent services to clients and assist with various intellectual property issues. His familiarity with foreign and domestic patent preparation and prosecution have proven to be valuable to organizations within various technical areas including robotics, digital image processing, telecommunications, autonomous vehicles, ML, wireless networks, electronic devices, and computer hardware/software.

Prior to joining Dority & Manning, Nick conducted significant undergraduate research on connected vehicle systems and development of web applications.

Background & Credentials


  • Clemson University (B.S., Computer Engineering, magna cum laude, 2019)
  • Clemson University (B.S., Electrical Engineering, magna cum laude, 2019)


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Calhoun Honors College (Clemson University)
  • Departmental Honors in Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering (Clemson University)
  • Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society)

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