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Heidi C. Hood


Heidi C. Hood


(864) 271-1592


Licensed to practice in:

South Carolina, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Representative Practice Areas:

  • Heidi drafts and prosecutes patent applications in the mechanical and electromechanical arts.
  • Heidi also litigates intellectual property disputes.


  • Prior to joining Dority & Manning, Heidi clerked for the Honorable Jacquelyn D. Austin, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of South Carolina.
  • During college, Heidi interned at General Electric in the areas of gas turbine combustion and controls technology.
  • While at General Electric, Heidi worked on a team that designed and developed a depth setting tool for a combustion dynamics monitoring system, and the depth setting tool was ultimately patented. Through this project, Heidi was able to experience the patenting process from conception of the invention, to design and development of the invention, to prosecution of a patent on the invention, and to issuance of the patent.

Professional Background:

  • Education: Clemson University (B.S., Mechanical Engineering, magna cum laude with General Honors 2008); University of South Carolina School of Law (J.D., cum laude 2010).
  • Admission: U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina.
  •  Honors: Associate Peer Review Editor, South Carolina Law Review; Order of the Wig & Robe; CALI Award Recipient: Criminal Law, Torts II; Pi Tau Sigma (National Mechanical Engineering Honor Society); Tau Beta Pi (National Engineering Honor Society).
  • Publications: For Venue Purposes in Patent Lawsuits, Unincorporated Entities May Reside in Their State of Organization, Dority & Manning (Sept. 14, 2018), available here.