Doug Sharrot EE’83

Running for: Council

Campaign Statement

Thank you for the nomination to the CUAA Council.  

In the past I have provided pro bono legal assistance to the CUAA, and specifically to the Constitution Committee chaired by James Liubicich.  I was one of the lead authors of CUAA’s new constitution, presenting to our members the various amendments, including those added to comply with New York not-for-profit corporation law.  I was extremely proud when the new constitution was overwhelmingly adopted by the membership in the 2016 Spring Election.

If elected, I look forward to continuing to serve the Cooper Union Alumni Association and represent our alumni.


Doug graduated from Cooper Union in 1983 with a BEEE degree and Polytechnic University (now NYU Tandon School of Engineering) in 1987 with an MSEE degree.   From 1983-1993 he worked in the defense industry on advanced communication, identification and missile tracking systems. 

In 1994, Doug graduated magna cum laude from Brooklyn Law School, and has since practiced intellectual property law first at Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper & Scinto and then at Venable.  Doug has been a lead trial attorney in numerous patent cases before the federal courts, the International Trade Commission and the United States Patent and Trademark Office, representing companies such as IBM, HP, PVH, Canon, BD, and Novartis.  He has served on the President’s Advisory Council of Brooklyn Law School and the Advisory Board of Nanotechnology Law and Review and has been repeatedly recognized as a leading US patent attorney by The Legal 500.

Doug lives in Long Island with his wife Karen.  He has four children and three grandchildren.