Memminger E. Wiggins

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 was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in May of 1996 and practiced primarily in the areas of corporate/business law, probate law, estate planning, and real estate law for 13 years. In 2007 he sold his South Carolina law practice and moved to the Charlotte, North Carolina, area to pursue his original goal of practicing intellectual property law exclusively.

Presently, Mr. Wiggins provides legal counsel in the areas of patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, non-disclosure agreements, as well as business and corporate law. He routinely participates, attends, and/or co-sponsors various seminars and programs, such as the Charlotte Venture Challenge (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, UNC Charlotte / Charlotte Research Institute, as semi-finalist judge and mentor for university team contestants), the North Carolina Entrepreneurship Summit, the Charlotte Biotechnology Conference, Five Ventures (UNC Charlotte / Charlotte Research Institute), Ventureprise, Inc. (UNC Charlotte), and the Innomobility Conference (November 2012).

Mr. Wiggins’s present/past membership/associations include the Oconee County United Way, the Seneca Chamber of Commerce, the Clemson Chamber of Commerce, the Clemson University Flying Club, advisor for the Clemson University Rowing Club, the Seneca Presbyterian Church, the Mecklenburg Chamber of Commerce, and the Literacy Council of Union County.