Greenville, S.C. – Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP Partner Thomas W. Epting was recently recognized in the 2017 edition of IP Stars, produced by Managing Intellectual Property magazine. IP Stars uses client and peer feedback to analyze and identify the leading IP firms and attorneys in all 50 states and Washington D.C. to provide deeper insights to the complex U.S. IP legal market for in-house counsel at Fortune 500 companies. Epting was selected as a “Patent Star” and a “Trademark Star” in South Carolina.
At Smith Moore Leatherwood, Epting is the practice area leader of the firm's business group. His primary focuses include intellectual property, patents, trademarks and copyrights, technology, and corporate and business transactions. He has been listed to The Best Lawyers in America® (Woodward/White, Inc.) for copyright law and intellectual property litigation (2014-2017), as well as Greenville Business Magazine's Legal Elite for intellectual property (2013-2016).
Epting graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law and received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Clemson University. He was formerly a patent examiner with the United States Patent and Trademark Office. He serves on the board of directors for the Kiwanis Club of Greenville and on the advisory board for Clement’s Kindness. Epting is a retired lieutenant colonel of the U.S. Air Force Reserves.
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