Mr Jeff Dodd > Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP > Houston, United States > Lawyer Profile

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP
600 TRAVIS, SUITE 4200
HOUSTON, TX 77002
United States
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Work Department

Intellectual Property

Position

Partner

Career

Jeff Dodd has more than 35 years’ experience helping companies with their corporate, securities, intellectual property and technology transactions. Jeff’s clients range in size from Fortune 50 companies to emerging businesses. He offers critical experience in myriad industries and various transaction types, both in the United States and internationally.

Jeff has extensive corporate, securities and corporate finance experience. He routinely helps clients in all variety of diverse domestic and international corporate transactions, including public and private securities offerings, structuring and documenting joint ventures, corporate partnering and similar arrangements, private debt and equity financing transactions, structuring finance arrangements and vehicles, and advising on regulatory and compliance matters.

Jeff also serves as the co-chair of the firm’s global intellectual property and technology practice. Under Jeff’s leadership, the practice has grown to include 40 IP and technology transactions professionals. Jeff is the co-author of Modern Licensing Law with University of Houston Law Center Professor and former Dean, Ray Nimmer. The treatise covers all aspects of intellectual property licensing and has become one of the industry’s most respected publications on the topic. Jeff is routinely asked to write, speak and present on related topics.

Jeff continues to serve his alma mater as a member of the University of Houston Law Foundation Board of Directors and as a University of Houston Honors College Advisory Board Member. He is a lifetime fellow in both the Texas Bar Foundation and Houston Bar Foundation.

Memberships

Member

  • Houston Bar Association
    •  Life Fellow
  • State Bar of Texas
    • Electronic Commerce Sub-Committee
    • Business Law Section
  • American Bar Association
    • Section on Business Law
    • Section on Intellectual Property Law
    • Forum Committee on Franchising
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association

Past President – University of Houston Law Foundation

Board Member – Board of Directors of the University of Houston Law Foundation

Advisory Board Member – Honors College of the University of Houston

Fellow – Texas Bar Foundation, Houston Bar Foundation

Education

  • JD, 1979, summa cum laude, University of Houston Law Center
  • BA, 1976, magna cum laude, University of Houston

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Intellectual property > Copyright

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP has expertise in both copyright counseling and litigation, particularly within the gaming, publishing and entertainment industries. Leading the team are Houston-based Jeff Dodd and Edward Colbert in Washington DC. Dodd is particularly skilled in transactional matters, whereas Colbert works on litigation and licensing issues. Other key figures include the New York-based litigators Jonathan Reichman and James Rosini.

United States > Intellectual property > Trademarks: litigation

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP handles a broad range of contentious matters with a track record that spans district and federal courts in addition to the TTAB. Jeff Dodd operates from Houston and jointly heads the practice with New York-based Edward Colbert. Susan Smith in Washington DC is recommended, while James Rosini is another key name from the New York office.

United States > Intellectual property > Trademarks: non-contentious (including prosecution, portfolio management and licensing)

Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP is adept in portfolio management, prosecutions and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings. Edward Colbert and Susan Smith are the key names in Washington DC, with Colbert chairing the practice alongside Houston-based Jeff Dodd. New York-based James Rosini is also recommended.