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Michael Dodd

Michael Dodd has extensive experience in patents, trademarks, trade secrets, and copyrights. Michael has worked with a range of clients including large corporate entities, startups, and individual inventors. His technical and legal experience makes him highly qualified to draft and prosecute patent cases for clients in computer software, computer hardware, mechanical, telecommunication, electronics, circuitry, and semiconductor fields.

Michael has drafted and filed nearly 1000 original U.S. patent applications and also prosecuted hundreds of patent applications in the United States. He has extensive experience in interview practice before the U.S. Patent Office and often meets with examiners telephonically and in-person during U.S. prosecution. Michael also has extensive experience prosecuting patent applications in foreign jurisdictions, primarily in Europe and Asia.

Michael has also drafted and assisted with the preparation of opinions as well as provided support for litigation matters. He has participated in negotiating and drafting licensing and other types of technology transfer agreements.

Michael has trained many patent attorneys in drafting patent applications, responding to office actions, conducting examiner interviews, and drafting substantive letters to foreign counsel. He serves as a New Lawyer Mentor for the Utah State Bar.

From 1991 to 1997, Michael held various positions in the information technology sector with a focus on software development and network management.

  • Utah Bar
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Juris Doctor – University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, 2000
  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Auburn University

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Client Testimonials

“Professionalism. Listened to us and what we needed. Almost always returned our emails immediately. Very attentive.”

Robert M., Brighton, CO

“I felt that Chris really took the time to understand the function of my new product and could envision it being utilized in a way that takes advantage of it’s unique characteristics.”

John K., Annapolis, MD

“He is friendly, professional, and easy to work with him. Firstly, he clearly understood my patent in detail, then prepared the claims and remarks. Based on my feedback, he was willing to make changes to prepare a strong response document. Although I have provided my analysis on rejections by comparing the reference patent.”

Ramakrishnan R., Katy, TX