Ernest B. Lipscomb, III
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A native of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Ernest “Lip” Lipscomb has been practicing law for over 45 years. He is the author of the seminal eleven-volume treatise in the patent field, Lipscomb’s Walker on Patents, author of Lipscomb’s Patent Claims and has testified as an expert witness in patent cases. He is an adjunct professor, teaching patent law, at the University of South Carolina School of Law.
Before joining Barnwell Whaley, Mr. Lipscomb most recently practiced as a partner with law firm of Alston and Bird in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a concentration in chemical, pharmaceutical and medical device patents. He has more than 20 years experience as in house intellectual property counsel for major corporations such as Westvaco, Revlon Inc., and Rorer Group, Inc. In addition, he has served as an Examiner in the United States Patent Office.
Mr. Lipscomb has a preeminent (formerly referred to as AV) Martindale-Hubbell rating, representing the highest level of professional excellence. He is recognized by both Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers for his work in trademarks, patents and intellectual property law. In 2015, the South Carolina Bar Foundation honored him as a member of the Nifty Fifty Class and in 2017 he was listed as a Lowcountry Legal Elite attorney in the areas of intellectual property and innovation by Charleston Business Magazine.
Mr. Lipscomb is a member of First (Scots) Presbyterian Church and the Historic Charleston Foundation.