Practice Areas

Michael Dodd’s IP practice includes patent prosecution, patent portfolio management, transactions, due diligence work, agreements, opinions (including validity, infringement, patentability, right-to-practice (RTP), and freedom-to-operate (FTO) opinions), counseling, offensive and defensive patent issues, licensing, and litigation. He works with foreign IP firms and foreign clients with respect to domestic and international patent prosecution, including Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) work.  He also has extensive experience in trademark matters, including trademark application filings and prosecution and offensive and defensive enforcement actions.


The technical focus of his practice includes many areas of software, artificial intelligence, machine learning, internet of things, computer technology, automotive technology, communications, networks, databases, datacenters, cloud computing, internet systems, and many other areas.



  • Guided start-ups through Fortune 10 companies with respect to identifying IP for protection, filing for patent protection, and prosecuting patent application
  • Provided assistance to foreign clients and associates with respect to patent filings in the United States
  • Provided assistance to U.S. clients with respect to patent filings in foreign countries
  • Assisted clients with internal IP quality and value audits


Prior Professional Experience



Workman Nydegger



Juris Doctorate, University of Utah- S.J. Quinney College of Law, 2000

BEE, Auburn University, 1991



State Bar of Utah

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Michael Dodd

Attorney at Law

Office  408.288.7588

Fax  408.288.7542

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