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James E. Dority


James E. Dority




Licensed to practice in:

South Carolina, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Representative Practice Areas:

  • James drafts and prosecutes patent applications in the biomedical, biochemical, chemical, electrochemical and mechanical arts.
  • James also interfaces with international law firms to manage and direct prosecution of patent applications across the world.



  • James joined Dority & Manning as an associate attorney in 2020.
  • Prior to joining Dority & Manning as an associate, James worked as a summer associate for both Dority & Manning and a general practice firm in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he assisted in the drafting and prosecution of chemical and mechanical patent applications.
  • During his undergraduate education, James worked with General Electric in the gas turbine combustion and performance data modeling units.

Professional Background:

  • Education: Clemson University (B.S., Chemical Engineering, cum laude, 2017); University of Florida Levin College of Law (J.D., cum laude, 2020).
  • Honors: Certificate in Intellectual Property; CALI Awards (Legal Drafting, Patent Prosecution); Journal of Technology Law & Policy 2018–19 Editor of the Year; Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society).