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Thomas W. Epting

Thomas W. Epting

Partner, Business Leader, Technology Industry Leader

T (864) 751-7653
F (864) 751-7800

Tom Epting is a partner and the Practice Area Leader of the firm's Business Group. Mr. Epting's clients call on him to obtain all types of intellectual property protection for their assets including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. He also handles the management, licensing, and when necessary, enforcement of such intellectual property through litigation and other enforcement actions. Tom’s practice further encompasses corporate and business transactions involving intellectual property and technology transfers.

Mr. Epting currently serves on the Board of the Greenville Area Development Corporation and served as Vice-Chairman of the Greenville County Research & Technological Development Corporation. He was formerly a Patent Examiner with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and member of the Board of Managers of the Carolina Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Law Association.

Additionally, Mr. Epting served as Lieutenant Colonel in the Judge Advocate General's Corps of the United States Air Force Reserves.

South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Leaders in Law Honoree 2018
South Carolina Lawyers Weekly Leaders in Law Honoree 2018
  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America® (Woodward/White, Inc.), Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Litigation (2014-2018)
  • Recognized in Managing Intellectual Property’s IP Stars edition (2017)
  • Greenville Business Magazine's  Legal Elite, Intellectual Property (2013-2017)
  • South Carolina Lawyers Weekly "Leaders in the Law" (2018)
  • Martindale-Hubbell's highest ("AV Preeminent") Peer Review Rating *

* AV is a registered certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.



  • Air War College, U.S. Air Force
  • Air Command and Staff College, U.S. Air Force
  • Special Assistant U.S. Attorney, Middle District of Florida (1988-1991)
  • Lieutenant Colonel, Judge Advocate General's Corps, United States Air Force Reserves, Retired
  • Board of Directors, Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC)
  • Board of Directors, Kiwanis Club of Greenville
  • Clement's Kindness Advisory Board
  • Provides legal services to charitable organizations regarding patents, trademarks, and copyrights
  • Clemson University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1982
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1986
  • South Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States District Court, District of South Carolina
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • American Bar Association Section on Intellectual Property Law
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Carolina Patent, Trademark, and Copyright Law Association
Military Service
  • U.S. Air Force

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