Todd C. Thurheimer is an associate in Sterne Kessler’s Electronics Practice Group. His practice currently focuses on patent prosecution before the United States Patent and Trademark Office and inter partes review proceedings at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Todd has drafted and prosecuted patent applications across a range of technologies including networking, database systems, artificial intelligence, machine learning, natural language processing, big-data integration, high-frequency electronics, vector processing, blockchain technologies, cutting-edge user interfaces, internet-of-things devices, financial systems, health care platforms, and consumer devices.
Prior to joining Sterne Kessler, Todd clerked at the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania for the Honorable Rochelle Friedman. He also worked for many years as a senior software engineer with a management consulting firm designing and implementing online software solutions to support K-12 teachers and administrators.
Todd graduated summa cum laude from Suffolk University Law School, receiving an Intellectual Property Law Concentration with Distinction. While at Suffolk University, Todd served as a staff member on the Journal of High Technology Law and worked as a research assistant on a project studying the incentive theory of intellectual property.
- “Crimson Chaos: Sports Team Trademarks in Artwork and the Functionality Doctrine”, Journal of International Commercial Law and Technology, 2011.
- "Second Chance for Secondary Considerations: Hiding the 'Novelty Ball'," Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox, Oct. 2017 (co-author).