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Julian W. Dority


Julian W. Dority


(864) 271-1592


Licensed to practice in:

South Carolina, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Representative Practice Areas:

  • Acting in nearly all areas of intellectual property law.
  • Serving frequently as an expert witness on patent law issues in litigation.


  • In 1984, Julian and Mackie Manning founded Dority & Manning.
  • Julian has experience in virtually all facets of intellectual property law and practice. Much of his practice is now devoted to appearing in patent litigations as an expert witness on patent law issues.
  • He has written and prosecuted approximately 1,000 patent applications and has also given several hundred formal legal opinions regarding infringement, validity, and enforceability of patents.
  • Julian has been lead counsel in many patent infringement trials representing both the patentee as well as the alleged infringer through all phases of litigation.
  • He has drafted and negotiated numerous intellectual property licenses.
  • Prior to law school, Julian worked as a Patent Examiner in the U.S. Patent Office and became a registered Patent Agent in 1961. He was also employed as a Patent Advisor at the U.S. Army Missile Patent Center.

Professional Background:

  • Education: Clemson University; University of South Carolina (B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1958); George Washington University; University of South Carolina (LL.B., 1965).
  • Admission: South Carolina; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; Federal Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court of South Carolina; Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Civic and Community Service: Permanent member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference; Blue Ribbon Committee on South Carolina Intellectual Property Law; American Bar Association; Carolina Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Association (Former President).
  • Honors: AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell; selected for The Best Lawyers in America annually since 1991.

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