1989, South Carolina and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; 1990, U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina; registered to practice before U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1989
Law School Graduation Year
Clemson University, B.S. in Mech. Eng., 1984
Carolina Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law Association (Board Member).
Order of the Coif. Member, University of South Carolina Law Review. Order of Wig and Robe. Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award for Torts, Professional Responsibility and Administrative Law. Examiner, U.S. Patent Office, 1984-1986. Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable Jean G. Bissell, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Washington, D.C., August 1989-May 1990. Member, Blue Ribbon Committee on South Carolina Intellectual Property Law. Chair, South Carolina Bar Intellectual Property and Unfair Trade Practices Committee, 2000-2001. Adjunct Professor, Intellectual Property Law, University of South Carolina School of Law, 2000—. Author: Software Patent Protection: State Street Puts Business on 'Easy Street', South Carolina Lawyer, March/April 1999.