Dority & Manning Welcomes Patent Litigators Nicole Cunningham and Steve Moore

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA (October 24, 2022): Intellectual Property firm Dority & Manning, P.A. has recently expanded its litigation practice with the hiring of two experienced IP litigators, Nicole Cunningham and Steve Moore. Cunningham and Moore join Dority & Manning’s newly opened San Diego office.

Cunningham and Moore each have substantial trial experience in patent and complex litigation matters. Both worked with AmLaw 100 firms for over a decade and have practical experience in patent litigation in U.S. District Courts, before the Patent Trials and Appeals Board, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and the International Trade Commission.

As a rapidly growing full-service IP firm, adding experienced litigators and another office “will have a significant impact on our expanding litigation team as well as our ability to service West Coast clients,” said Tim Williams, Dority & Manning’s Litigation Practice Chair. According to Williams, the compatibility between Cunningham, Moore, and the firm was immediately evident. “Nicole and Steve share our priorities for client service: communication and results. This emphasis on understanding the client’s business and achieving their litigation objectives creates a relationship based on collaboration and teamwork – and we’ve found that to be the formula for success.”

Cunningham recognized the synergies as well. Part of the reason she joined Dority & Manning was the firm’s intentionality. “I was drawn to Dority & Manning because of the people and the vision they have for the firm,” Cunningham explained. “The team is experienced and energetic, and offers practical solutions to clients in a manner that is rare in the IP industry.”

The litigation additions and San Diego office opening follow on the heels of the Raleigh-Durham office opening in June 2022. The firm’s expansion is indicative of the increased demand for client-focused intellectual property services. The firm will continue to serve current and future clients with high-quality, innovative solutions.

About Dority & Manning:

Since 1984, Dority & Manning has provided clients with a full range of legal services that span all aspects of intellectual property law. Dority & Manning is known to be a client-centered firm delivering outcome-focused, efficient, and innovative solutions for organizations around the world. For more information about Dority & Manning’s growing practice, visit


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