Kimberly K. Dodd



Kimberly K. Dodd is a partner and intellectual property lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. Her practice includes patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret counseling and litigation. Ms. Dodd has worked on a variety of disputes involving different technologies, including mechanical devices, electronics, software, medical devices, financial services, and genetic analysis. She is a member of the firm’s IP Litigation and Trademark, Copyright & Advertising Practices, as well as the Life Sciences Industry Team.

She has represented clients in trials in the Northern and Eastern Districts of California, the Western District of Wisconsin, the Eastern District of Texas, the District of Delaware, and Wisconsin state courts. Her trial work includes first- and second-chair experience.

Community Engagement

Ms. Dodd’s practice includes pro bono work. She is a mediator for guardianship cases pending before the Children’s Division of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court. She also handles litigations on a pro bono basis, including referrals from Legal Action of Wisconsin.


Ms. Dodd earned her law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School (J.D., cum laude, 2003). She also has degrees in bacteriology and genetics from the University of Wisconsin (B.S., with honors, 2000).


She is admitted to practice in Wisconsin and California and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Representative Matters

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Represented Nichia Corporation in a patent infringement suit against Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. In this suit, Nichia asserted infringement of four of its design patents. The case was tried to a jury which found that all four of Nichia’s patents had been willfully infringed by Seoul. The case was settled after Seoul filed an appeal with the Federal Circuit.
Represented plaintiff healthcare system in patent litigation brought by client's patent licensee against a competitor in the Western District of Wisconsin. Case resulted in favorable jury verdict and is currently on appeal.