Cantor Colburn News
February 4, 2017
For the last ten years, Cantor Colburn LLP has been the fastest growing patent law firm in the country, according to patent analytics and research firm Juristat in its “Rainmaker Firms” blog post on February 4, 2016.
February 28, 2016
In 2015, Cantor Colburn was #3 for design patents, #7 for utility patents, and #7 for trademarks in rankings of U.S. patent and trademark firms by the number of patents and trademarks obtained for clients each year, according to the blog Ant-Like Persistence (“2015 Toteboards Published,” February 28, 2016). No other law firm ranks higher in all three categories.
- November 1, 2016
Cantor Colburn is pleased to announce its 2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” ranking.
- February 6, 2017
Cantor Colburn is proud to announce the hiring of Devon K. Grant as an Associate in the firm’s Atlanta office. Before joining the firm, Devon was Patent Counsel at TomTom in Amsterdam, the Dutch multi-billion dollar telematics company, known for its GPS and mapping devices. He is an electrical engineer who has been a patent attorney since 2002.
- February 3, 2017
- January 20, 2017
Nearly every Monday night for the last three years, Cantor Colburn partner Victor Kernus has been teaching fly tying to the participants of the Fort Belvoir Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF) program. PHWFF is a program dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and veterans through fly fishing and fly tying education and outings.
- January 18, 2017
Cantor Colburn LLP is proud to announce the hiring of Kar Yee Peluso in the firm’s Atlanta office. Before joining the firm, Ms. Peluso was In-House Counsel at Imerys, the French multi-billion dollar mineral extraction company. She is a chemical engineer who has been a patent attorney since 2005.
- December 19, 2016
- November 21, 2016
Cantor Colburn LLP is proud to announce the hiring of Taylor Coon in the firm’s Hartford, Connecticut office. Taylor is a patent attorney specializing in chemical engineering, including pharmaceuticals, polymers, and materials science.
- November 11, 2016
Connecticut Innovates! is an exhibit at the Connecticut Historical Society about the history and the future of innovation in Connecticut. Cantor Colburn is proud to sponsor the exhibit, and has loaned its collection of 19th century patent models to be displayed through March.
- 3DPrint.comNovember 4, 2016
3DPrint.com published the article entitled, "Can Your Trademark Fall?" on November 4, 2016, written by Cantor Colburn attorneys Bill Cass and Adam Bercowetz, which discusses the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s decision to cancel six federally registered trademarks assigned to the Washington Redskins and the impact as a result of the cancellation.
- November 2, 2016
- October 28, 2016
Cantor Colburn is pleased to announce that four attorneys from its Hartford office were recently named to the 2016 list of Connecticut Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists. Andrew C. Ryan, Partner and Chair of the Post-Grant Practice Group, was selected as a Super Lawyer for Intellectual Property Litigation and Michelle Ciotola, partner and Vice Chair of the Trademark & Copyright Department, David Rodrigues, Ph.D., Partner, and Alicia Hayter, Associate, were all recognized as Super Lawyers Rising Stars in Intellectual Property.
- October 24, 2016
Cantor Colburn LLP is proud to announce that it has hired a team of talented intellectual property attorneys, working in the firm's Hartford and Houston offices, adding to its significant presence in the IP legal sector. Cantor Colburn also has offices in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and Troy, Michigan.
- October 23, 2016
On October 19, 2016, more than 30 artists attended a seminar on “Creativity and the Law,” presented by members of Cantor Colburn’s Trademark & Copyright Department. Working with the Greater Hartford Arts Council, a nonprofit supporting arts organizations for more than 45 years, these artists were invited to a seminar about the basics of copyright protection as it relates to their art and livelihood.
- November 17, 2016
Cantor Colburn is the founding sponsor of the Innovation Summit, now in its tenth year.
- Bloomberg BNASeptember 28, 2016
William Cass was quoted in the September 28, 2016 Bloomberg BNA article, "3-D Printing Leaps Ahead of Product Liability Law."
- September 12, 2016
- The Cass ReportSeptember 2, 2016
- Michael A. Cantor, Philmore H. Colburn II, and Curtis Krechevsky Recognized in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2017August 17, 2016
Cantor Colburn, one of the largest intellectual property (IP) law firms in the country, is pleased to announce that its Co-Managing Partners Michael A. Cantor and Philmore H. Colburn II, and partner Curt Krechevsky, who leads the firm’s Trademark & Copyright Department, were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017.
- 3DPrint.comAugust 8, 2016
3DPrint.com published Bill Cass’ article entitled, “Avoiding the On-Sale Patent Bar,” on August 8, 2016, wherein Bill discusses the timing between applying for a patent relative to the first sale of the product. As Bill discusses in further detail, what constitutes a sale under the patent statutes may be a matter of the court’s interpretation.
- August 5, 2016
The United Kingdom’s recent referendum vote to leave the European Union (EU), otherwise known as “Brexit,” has led to much speculation and uncertainty as to the implications and effects. This includes intellectual property law, since the UK has been an important part of the EU’s overall drive to harmonize trademark and patent protection systems for all EU members. However, it is important to stress that the existing IP relationships between the UK and the EU currently remain the same as they have been, and are likely to remain unchanged for at least the next two years.
In these circumstances, we are generally telling our clients who own intellectual property rights (IPRs) in the EU to proceed as they normally would, until the arrangements for the UK’s separation from the EU have been formalized. However, we do suggest that IPR owners or related parties in the EU begin a review of any IPR agreements that cover or include the EU and/or the UK, such as licensing agreements. We consider it worthwhile to anticipate where changes to an agreement’s provisions such as governing law or territorial scope, may be required.
- The Cass ReportAugust 5, 2016
- July 28, 2016
On July 11, 2016, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office initiated a Post-Prosecution Pilot Program (P3) to increase the interaction between applicants and the USPTO. The P3 offers a new alternative for responding to a final rejection and requires no additional fees. The P3 Program may, under the right circumstances, facilitate subsequent prosecution at a lower cost than the filing of a Request for Continues Examination (RCE).
- July 19, 2016
On June 13, 2016, the Supreme Court, in Halo Electronics, Inc. v. Pulse Electronics, lowered the standard for awarding attorneys’ fees and multiple damages in patent cases. The trial court will now need to determine whether the accused infringer “more likely than not” acted recklessly, i.e. “knowingly or had reason to know” that they were infringing. Based on this ruling, clients are strongly encouraged to consult with counsel regarding a “freedom to operate opinion” before any new product is introduced to avoid future pitfalls if litigation ensues.
- Albany Law School Alumni NewsJuly 15, 2016
Albany Law School profiled partner Edwin Oh in its alumni news, "Edwin Oh ’97, Former In-House Counsel at SABIC and Dow, Joins Cantor Colburn as Partner," on July 15, 2016.
Ed, a 1997 graduate of Albany Law School, joined the firm in June 2016. He was formerly senior IP counsel at SABIC, the fourth largest chemical company in the world, and at Dow Chemical Company, the third largest chemical company in the world.
- July 8, 2016
Cantor Colburn is proud to announce the hiring of Ian M. Wasser, Ph.D. as an Associate in the firm’s Detroit office in Troy, Michigan. Dr. Wasser, a Ph.D. chemist, has six years’ experience in intellectual property.
- July 6, 2016
Cantor Colburn is proud to announce the hiring of David Alexander Tucker as an Associate in the firm’s Atlanta office. Alex is a chemical engineer. Before joining the firm, he was an Examiner at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
- 3DPrint.comJuly 5, 2016
3DPrint.com published Cantor Colburn Partner Bill Cass’ article, "The Supreme Court Writes a New Chapter on Patent Damages" on July 5, 2016.
- September 10, 2016
Cantor Colburn is proud to be a Bronze Sponsor of the New England Parkinson’s Ride on September 10, 2016, in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, at which cyclists ride up to 100 miles to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson's research.
- June 30, 2016
Cantor Colburn is pleased to announce the election of Michelle Ciotola to Partner, effective June 15, 2016. Michelle will also become the firm’s Trademark & Copyright Department Vice Chair.
- The Hartford CourantJune 23, 2016
Cantor Colburn's Co-Managing Partner, Michael Cantor is the chairman of the board of Connecticut Innovations (CI). He was quoted in the Hartford Courant's recent article "Connecticut Innovations Board Reorganizes Its CTNext Program" (June 23, 2016).
- The Legal 500 United StatesJune 17, 2016
Cantor Colburn LLP has been recommended as a Leading Firm by the Legal 500 United States 2016 in Intellectual Property for Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings). This will be the firm’s seventh consecutive year as being recognized for this highly selective honor.
- Law 360June 17, 2016
Michelle Ciotola comments in IP Law 360 on the significance of the Supreme Court's June 17, 2016 ruling in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons.
- June 16, 2016
Cantor Colburn is pleased to announce that Leah Reimer, Ph.D. has been named in Managing Intellectual Property's Top 250 Women in IP for 2016. Managing Intellectual Property’s research process comprises interviews and surveys and only a small subset of this group is selected for the Top 250 recognition.
- Cantor Colburn is Proud to Announce the Hiring of Partner Edwin Oh, Former SABIC and Dow Chemical In-House CounselJune 7, 2016
Cantor Colburn is proud to announce the hiring of Edwin Oh as a partner in the firm’s Hartford office. Mr. Oh was formerly Senior IP Counsel at SABIC, the fourth largest chemical company in the world, and at Dow Chemical Company, the third largest chemical company in the world.
- June 25, 2016
Cantor Colburn is proud to support the Farm to Street event on June 25th, a pop-up community dinner celebrating Hartford.
- May 16, 2016
Cantor Colburn is proud to support the Atlanta Community Food Bank in the 5th annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy.
- 3DPrint.comMay 10, 2016
Bill Cass and Sandy Shaner have co-authored the article, "3D Bioprinting of Tissues and Organs: Where Are We?", published on 3DPrint.com on May 10, 2016.
- May 9, 2016
Michael A. Cantor, Co-Managing Partner of Cantor Colburn LLP, and Curtis Krechevsky, Partner and Chair of the Trademark & Copyright Department at the firm, are recognized as world leading practitioners of trademark law by the 2016 edition of The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers.
- April 29, 2016
- April 20, 2016
- April 19, 2016
In addition to frequently representing clients pro bono, Cantor Colburn LLP is proud to be a sponsor of the Pro Bono Partnership for the seventh consecutive year. The Pro Bono Partnership provides free business and transactional legal services to nonprofits serving the disadvantaged or enhancing the quality of life in neighborhoods in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
- March 1, 2016
Cantor Colburn is proud to announce that it has hired Thomas V. DelRosario as an associate in the firm’s Houston office. Mr. DelRosario, a patent attorney of nearly 20 years’ experience and expertise in semiconductors and the electrical arts, was formerly IP Counsel at Marvell Semiconductor.