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Thomas A. Hodge

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Baker Donelson is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our friend and colleague Thomas A. Hodge.

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Baker Donelson is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our friend and colleague Thomas A. Hodge.

A long-time member of the Firm's Intellectual Property Team, the Atlanta office and the Knoxville office, Mr. Hodge concentrated his practice in the areas of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and unfair competition law and related litigation. He had extensive experience in all aspects of U.S. and foreign intellectual property law including prosecution, licensing, patentability, validity, registrability and infringement opinions and litigation.

Mr. Hodge earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee, where he majored in chemistry, and his law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law. He served as in-house patent and trademark counsel for Eastman Kodak, Tennessee Eastman, S.C. Johnson & Son, Oscar Mayer and General Foods. Before joining Baker Donelson, he was in private practice with Jones & Askew and Kennedy, Davis & Hodge.

Mr. Hodge was a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association and the Georgia, Tennessee, Atlanta, federal Circuit and American Bar Associations. In addition, Mr. Hodge was registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

A friend and mentor, Mr. Hodge was always willing to suggest, guide and assist others on being a better attorney and practicing the craft of drafting meaningful explanations of improvements and developments by inventors. He will be remembered for helping his colleagues become better practicing attorneys, for his life of service to his family, community and clients, and for his thoughtfulness and warmth to others in all circumstances.

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