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Jodi A. Anderson*

Senior Patent Paralegal

*Names that appear with an asterisk indicate a Michael Best professional not admitted to practice law.


Jodi assists in all aspects of United States and international patent and trademark prosecution, including filing patent applications for submission on behalf of a broad array of clients to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and international patent offices.

Jodi regularly responds to actions and letters issued by the USPTO and international patent offices. She is responsible for preparing assignments and declarations, and priority documents. She also handles communications and correspondence with clients and global business associates to manage and maintain international patent filings and related matters.


Jodi joined Michael Best in 1979, serving as an administrative assistant in the intellectual property department, as well as the annuity docket clerk. Her subsequent experience includes:

  • Creating the firm’s annuity department and handling all aspects of maintenance and annuity fees for firm clients. Jodi currently handles maintenance and annuity fees for more than 80 clients.
  • Handling all aspects of United States and international patent preparation and filing, including legalization, apostille, and certification of documents and signatures
  • Filing United States and international trademark applications 

Honors & Recognitions

  • Unsung Hero, Wisconsin Law Journal, 2018




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