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J. Scott Martin


J. Scott Martin


(864) 271-1592


Licensed to practice in:

Florida, South Carolina, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Representative Practice Areas:

  • Preparing and prosecuting patent applications primarily in the mechanical and electromechanical arts.
  • Managing and directing foreign prosecution of patent applications across the world.
  • Counseling clients on post-issuance matters, including IPRs, PGRs, & reexaminations.


  • Scott joined Dority & Manning in 2016.
  • Prior to joining Dority & Manning, Scott was an associate at a law firm based in the Detroit-Metro Area where he prepared and prosecuted patent applications, prepared patentability and non-infringement opinions, and represented clients in patent litigation cases. He also represented clients in various trademark, copyright, and trade secret matters.
  • Representative technologies that Scott has worked on include weapon systems for tanks and armored vehicles; blast mitigation devices, augmented reality alignment systems; energy harvesters; unmanned aerial vehicles; pumps; and methods for manufacturing pistons.
  • Prior to practicing law, Scott was an engineer for a flight simulation company specializing in military aircraft such as MH-60Rs and C-130s. Scott was primarily responsible for developing technical and cost solutions for simulator hardware and software for proposals. Scott also interned with a tier 1 automotive supplier in their research and development department where he analyzed, tested, and improved designs of various filtration systems.

Professional Background:

  • Education: Wayne State University (B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 2009); Stetson University College of Law (J.D., cum laude 2013).
  • Associations:  American Bar Association; Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA), Young Leadership Council Member.
  • Honors: Stetson Law Review, High Grade Award in Legal Research and Writing I, Dean’s List and/or Honor Roll in all eligible semesters.
  • Publications: Defense of Equitable Estoppel Held Not to Apply to Claims Substantively Amended During Reexamination, Dority & Manning (May 7, 2018), available here.