A native of Vicksburg, Mississippi, Ernest "Lip" Lipscomb has been practicing law for 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 is a member of First (Scots) Presbyterian Church and the Historic Charleston Foundation. Mr. Lipscomb has a preeminent (formerly referred to as AV) Martindale-Hubbell rating, representing the highest level of professional excellence. He is recognized by Best Lawyers for his work in intellectual property law.