MARK A. DODD is a partner in the Dallas office where he handles a full range of intellectual property law issues, focusing on patent litigation. Dr. Dodd’s litigation experience includes both patent enforcement and defense actions. Prior to joining Sidley Austin, Dr. Dodd worked at a government research facility and a defense contractor developing infrared photodetectors and corresponding systems. As part of this work, Mark modeled device structures, designed III-V and II-IV semiconductor materials, spent hundreds of hours in a clean room fabricating devices, and optically tested of the resultant devices. Dr. Dodd is an inventor or co-inventor on six U.S. patents. Mark was recently recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2014 edition in Intellectual Property Litigation.