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Thomas W. Epting

Thomas W. Epting

Partner, Business Leader, Technology Industry Leader

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Overview

Tom Epting is a partner and the Practice Area Leader of the firm's Business Group. Mr. Epting's primary practice areas include intellectual property, patents, trademarks and copyrights, technology, and corporate and business transactions.

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

Achievements
  • 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)
  • 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.

Experience

Experience

  • 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)
Thought Leadership
Community
  • 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
Education
  • Clemson University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1982
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 1986
Admissions
  • 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
Affiliations
  • 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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