Dority & Manning practices intellectual property law exclusively. Our clients turn to us for services in patents, trademarks, copyrights, designs, unfair trade practices, internet issues, trade secrets, and licensing. We have a focused litigation practice with experience assisting our clients both in courts throughout the United States and tribunals abroad. Our attorneys provide counseling and complex portfolio management for start-up, corporate, and university clients.

We proudly say that we are "engineered to meet your needs” because each Dority & Manning attorney and patent agent has a technical degree and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Our personnel have enjoyed an insider's view of technical innovation around the world. Our experience ranges from NASA's lunar module to advanced materials and photonics to pharmaceuticals and medical devices to complex machinery to automotive technologies and more.

We serve clients along the explosively growing "Southeastern Innovation Corridor," as well as clients across the nation and around the world. We utilize cutting edge technologies, firm infrastructure, and talented personnel to meet the high expectations of our clients.

In 2009, Dority & Manning celebrated the 25th anniversary of its founding by Mackie Manning and Julian Dority. The founders wished to build a collegial firm whose people performed work of the highest quality, with an efficient, business-friendly mindset, and where long term client-attorney relationships are created and maintained. Following these principles, the firm has grown steadily into a tech-savvy, full-service IP firm. Confidently, we look forward to the next twenty five years and beyond.