Bernie Codd ChE’83

Running for: Council and Nominating Committee

Campaign Statement

I am dedicated to seeing The Cooper Union Return to Free.  I will support Cooper anyway I can to achieve this goal, whether it be on the Council or as Treasurer.  I would be honored to serve Cooper Union in either position.I am committed to restoring free tuition at Cooper Union.  However, the restoration of free tuition must be done in a responsible, fiscally sound manner.  There are number of colleges that provide an excellent education, but not many that provide an excellent education and free tuition. Cooper Union needs to be restored to its unique status.


Bernie is a proud member of the Cooper Union class of 1983 (Ch. E), and received his JD from the University of Baltimore Law School in 1996 while working full time at the USPTO.

Bernie is a coauthor of the Patent Applications Handbook, published annually by Thomson Reuters.  He has given numerous presentations on patents, including an LLM course at the Max Planck Institute.  Bernie has written numerous patent law articles for McDermott Will & Emery’s monthly IP Update, AIPLA publications, and other publications.  While in law school, he was an associate editor of the University of Baltimore Law Review and the manuscript editor for the University of Baltimore Intellectual Property Law Journal.

Bernie provides pro-bono services to tenants facing eviction and small landlords at the Landlord Tenant Resource Center in Washington, D.C.