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Memminger E. Wiggins

Intellectual property Attorney at Charlotte, NC

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    North Carolina - NC 13 years
    South Carolina - SC 27 years
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State NC
    Acquired 2010
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State SC
    Acquired 1996
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Memminger

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Memminger E. Wiggins began practicing law in 1996 after graduating from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, located in Lansing, Michigan.  The goal from the beginning was to provide prompt, professional, but yet personal, legal services to his clients.  His North Carolina law practice can be considered a “boutique” law firm in the sense that he limits his practice of law primarily to just those areas of law that includes patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets. His South Carolina law practice was primarily limited to business/corporate law, probate law and estate planning, and real estate law.

A South Carolina native, Mr. Wiggins received a Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology from Clemson University.  He then worked as a research scientist at Clemson University and continued his post-graduate and graduate studies.  After 13 fulfilling years at the university, he decided to pursue a legal career and enrolled into the Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan.  While attending law school, he served as a law clerk for Michigan’s Attorney General’s Office.

Mr. Wiggins is a licensed attorney in both North Carolina and South Carolina, and admitted to practice before the United States District Court District of South Carolina, the United States Tax Court, and the United States Patent and Trademark Office.  He was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in May of 1996 and to the North Carolina Bar in April of 2010.

His present/past membership/associations include the North Carolina State Bar, South Carolina State Bar, Mecklenburg County Bar Association, Union County Bar Association, York County Bar Assocation, Oconee County Bar Association, Richland County Bar Association, Literacy Council of Union County, Oconee County United Way, the Seneca Chamber of Commerce, the Clemson Chamber of Commerce, the Clemson University Flying Club, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, advisor for the Clemson University Rowing Club, and the Seneca Presbyterian Church.


Memminger E. Wiggins, PLLC
13850 Ballantyne Corporate Place, Suite 500
Post Office Box 78319
Charlotte, NC, 28271

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Posted by Jeffery | October 4, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
A Real Personal Attorney
I came to Mem after having a not so productive time with another Attorney. Mem handled my Intellectual Property with the professional manner I envisioned. Will come back if the services are needed again. Great Experience.
Posted by Gordon | September 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Patents and Trademarks Filing
Mem's name and number came highly recommended by a friend of mine. We met in his office and I immediately knew that I was in good hands. We successfully registered for my Trademark and then filed 2 separate Patent Applications. Mem worked to help me with wording and researching the terms needed for the application of each patent filing. His meetings and follow-ups were always thorough and to the point. He is a fantastic communicator and no matter how little you know about the process, he makes it easy to understand. I consider Mem to be a partner and one of my most valuable assets because I can rely on him for direction and assistance in defining patent ability. I go to him for discussion before I go to my CAD and Machinist - his inputs have saved me both time and expense at the prototype stages.
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Posted by Kim | September 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recomend
I hired Mr. Wiggins when I had an idea for a Patent. He walked me through the process and was very clear on what I could expect. He worked just as hard as I did to get this Patent. I felt so supported throughout the entire experience. I appreciated his honesty, his diligence and hard work. I HIGHLY recommend him.


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Work Experience

  • Registered Patent Attorney & Intellectual Property Attorney
  • Memminger E. Wiggins, PLLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Wiggins Law Firm & Memminger E. Wiggins, P.A.
  • 1996 - 2010
  • Research Scientist
  • Clemson University
  • 1979 - 1992


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1995
  • Clemson University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • N/A


  • Carolina Patent, Copyright, and Trademark Law Association
  • 2011 - Present
  • Mecklenburg County Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • York County Bar Association
  • 2010 - Present
  • Union County Bar Foundation
  • 2010 - Present
  • Richland County Bar Association
  • 1998 - 2016
  • Oconee County Bar Association
  • 1996 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • College of Computing & Informatics - University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Biotech Formation Fundamentals - Business of Biotech
  • 2018
  • UNC Charlotte Small Business and Technology Development Center
  • Business Entities - How To Decide
  • 2017
  • Winthrop University Business Entrepreneur Class
  • Intellectual Property Basics
  • 2016
  • Winthrop University Business Entrepreneur Class
  • Intellectual Property Basics
  • 2015
  • South Piedmont Community College Entrepreneurship Class
  • Intellectual Property & New Business Formation
  • 2015
  • Technology Incubator of Knowledge Park Lunch Series
  • Intellectual Property
  • 2014
  • SCORE Charlotte Chapter
  • Intellectual Property Basics
  • 2014
  • Inventors Network of the Carolinas
  • Intellectual Property - Patents - Trademarks - Copyrights
  • 2014
  • Clemson University MBA Program
  • Intellectual Property & Licensing
  • 2013
  • Clemson University MBA Program
  • Intellectual Property & Licensing
  • 2012
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Attorney endorsements

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Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I enthusiastically endore Memminger Wiggins. I have known Mem since I was in law school. Mem served as a mentor and a trusted colleague as I began my practice. He knowledge, thorough, and dedicated to his clients. When I think of lawyers who "do things right," Mem is one of the first that comes to mind."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I heartily endorse Mem Wiggins! Not only is he a wonderful and trusted friend, he is a very competent and caring attorney. He has helped me several times with various corporate and real estate matters. I have been in court with Mem as opposing counsel and his attention to detail and knowledge of the law make him a great advocate for his clients. Because of the excellent experiences that I’ve had with Mem and his reputation in the community, I am comfortable referring clients to him. He is a thorough and well respected attorney who has the ability to explain complex legal matters in the simplest of terms. Mem does not believe in shortcuts and I have seen him refuse work when clients want him to cut corners. You will not go wrong talking to mem Wiggins about your legal situation."
Intellectual property Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mem Wiggins is an intelligent, hard working, and honest attorney who helps clients solve their legal problems."
Intellectual property Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Mem for over 20 years and can safely say he is one of the most conscientious and meticulous lawyers I have ever met. He is my "go-to" when it comes to intellectual property law!"
Intellectual property Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is well qualified, intelligent, and diligent."

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Charlotte Intellectual property Lawyer Memminger E. Wiggins
Memminger E. Wiggins
Intellectual property Attorney
Charlotte, NC
Licensed for 27 years