Anastasia Dodd


Anastasia Dodd is a registered patent attorney who focuses on a variety of intellectual property issues, including patent preparation and prosecution, open source software licensing and risk analysis, and client counseling. Anastasia uses her technical background and patent experience to protect electrical and software innovations.

Anastasia’s patent prosecution practice encompasses the drafting and prosecution of patent applications in areas such as:

  • analog and digital circuits, including CMOS and GaN devices;
  • semiconductor processing and packaging;
  • radar and LIDAR imaging systems for automotive implementations;
  • augmented and virtual reality systems; and
  • software, ranging from image processing to malware identification to machine learning.

She has counseled clients on the use of open source software in both commercial products and internal software systems. She has also advised clients on the development of open source software policies and processes for updating license files.

Anastasia is active in Blank Rome’s Inclusive Inventorship Initiative, and frequently writes on diversity issues in inventorship. She recently co-presented at the 2020 Emerging Litigation and Employment Law Issues for In-House Counsel at the “Transition to Digital: Intersection of Biometrics and Artificial Intelligence” session.

Anastasia earned her B.S. in Electrical Engineering, with a concentration on photonics and nanoengineering, from Rice University and her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center.

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Anastasia is an active alumni of the University of Houston Law Center’s Intellectual Property Student Organization (“IPSO”) and regularly participates in speed mentoring events. She has also served as a volunteer judge for a 2019 Mock Trial competition hosted by Rice University.



  • Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Rice University, BS
  • University of Houston Law Center, JD