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Seth T. Thorp

Of Counsel

Seth T. Thorp

Of Counsel

(864) 271-1592


Licensed to practice in:

South Carolina, Missouri, Illinois, Louisiana, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Representative Practice Areas:

  • Preparing and prosecuting U.S. and international patent and trademark applications.
  • Rendering patent related opinions, including validity, infringement, and right to practice opinions.


  • Seth joined Dority & Manning in 2015.
  • Prior to joining Dority & Manning, Seth worked for an electric utility company in New Orleans, Louisiana where he worked in the transmission business unit on regulatory and energy policy matters. Seth also spent four years at a litigation boutique law firm where he litigated complex cases involving intellectual property, environmental, oil and gas, toxic tort, products liability, insurance, and construction matters.
  • Seth has familiarity with technologies in the electromechanical and mechanical arts, including power generation and control systems, computing, networking, communication systems, and electronic components.

Professional Background:

  • Education: Iowa State University (B.S., Electrical Engineering, With Distinction, 2005); Washington University in St. Louis (J.D., 2008).
  • Civic and Community Service: Carolina Patent, Trademark & Copyright Law Association, Missouri Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Louisiana Bar Association, South Carolina Bar Association.
  • Honors: Giles Sutherland Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Competition (2007 and 2008), 2008 Northeast Region Best Appellee Brief; CALI Award: Sports Law Planning and Drafting; National Merit Scholar; Eta Kappa Nu (National Electrical Engineering Honor Society).