Mark Thurmon

Mark Thurmon is registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. In addition to his law firm practice, he has had a varied career working as an engineer, serving in the United States Navy, working in-house for a private corporation, and as a Professor of Intellectual Property.

Mr. Thurmon holds an electrical engineering degree and completed nuclear engineering training and submarine training while in the United States Navy. Mr. Thurmon is currently a tenured Professor of Law at Southern University Law Center and has published extensively on Intellectual Property issues.


  • Louisiana State University, B.S. in Electrical Engineering
  • Duke University, J.D.


  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Louisiana
  • Texas

Professional Involvement:

  • Frequent speaker on Intellectual Property topics
  • Active in the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)
  • Former chair - AIPLA Internet and Cyberspace Committee
  • Selected by AIPLA President to Professionalism & Ethics Committee