Running For: Treasurer

Bernie Codd, ChE’83

Campaign Statement

I am dedicated to seeing The Cooper Union Return to Free. I look forward to helping Cooper achieve this goal as the Treasurer of the CUAA. I would be honored to serve Cooper Union in this position.


I am currently on the CUAA Council, the CUAA Communications Committee, the Nominating Committee, and served on the Gano Dunn Award Committee for the past two years. I have been a patent lawyer with McDermott Will & Emery for the past 23 years. I have authored numerous articles on patent law, and was an author of the annually published Patent Applications Handbook for 10 years. I have also been a Patent Examiner at the USPTO, and worked as a chemical engineer for a couple battery manufacturers after graduating Cooper. While attending Cooper Union, I was the Student Banker, where I was in charge of disbursing funds for student activities and keeping and balancing the books for the student activities bank accounts. When my children were younger, I coached several sports teams (soccer, baseball, roller hockey), and was a Cubmaster, Scoutmaster, and Venture Crew Leader.