Mind + Muscle

technical minds + legal muscle

Sterne Kessler Goldstein Fox

Mind + Muscle

Imhotep Durham



Imhotep Durham is an associate in the firm's Electronics Group, where he prepares and prosecutes patent applications with an emphasis in computer technologies, including computer security, telecommunications, Internet applications, entertainment devices, data center infrastructure systems, autonomous vehicle systems, search engines, and business methods. He also has experience in inter partes review.  

Mr. Durham comes to Sterne Kessler with three years of experience as a registered patent attorney at an intellectual property boutique firm in Reston, VA. Further, Mr. Durham spent several years working as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he examined patent applications related to information security, cryptography, digital rights management, and content delivery. During his tenure at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Mr. Durham also assisted Administrative Patent Judges in drafting written opinions as an Appeals Specialist at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

He has a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Virginia, and a J.D. with a concentration in Intellectual Property from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Additionally, Mr. Durham has experience with a wide variety of programming languages including Scala, C#, Java, JavaScript, C++, HTML, and SQL, and has developed applications using a variety of database platforms including MySQL, MS SQL, OrientDB, and MongoDB.  He applies his significant technical experience to provide unique insight to patent-related matters.

  • Admissions

      New York

      District of Columbia

      United States Patent and Trademark Office

  • Education
    • J.D., The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

    • B.S., Computer Science, The University of Virginia


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