Todd Deveau



Law School

Emory University School of Law, J.D. 1978


Vanderbilt University, Bachelor of Engineering 1974 magna cum laude, Vanderbilt University, M.S. Chemical Engineering 1975

practice areas



Todd Deveau is a partner at Thomas | Horstemeyer. Mr. Deveau has been named to both Georgia's Legal Elite and Georgia's Super Lawyers. He is involved in all practice areas of the firm. He has prosecuted patent applications primarily in the chemical, biochemical and mechanical arts, and also in the electrical arts, as well as trademark and design applications, both in the United States and throughout the world. Mr. Deveau also has drafted and negotiated numerous license and technology transfer agreements involving all types of inventions and technologies. A substantial portion of Mr. Deveau's practice involves litigation of intellectual property matters. He has successfully litigated as lead counsel patent matters in numerous arts, as well as trademark, trade dress, copyright and trade secret matters, including computer software, unfair competition, and counterfeiting matters. He has also served as an Arbitrator on both single and multi-panel arbitrations and has served as a Special Master and a Mediator to assist the United States District Court. Before practicing law, he served as a teaching fellow and a laboratory instructor in chemical engineering.


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Circuit Courts of Appeal for the Eleventh and Federal Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • Supreme Court of Illinois


  • State Bar of Georgia, Intellectual Property Section (Former Chairman)
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Intellectual Property Law Section (Past Committee Chairman)
  • International Trademark Association
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Atlanta IP Inn of Court