Cantor Colburn News
August 16, 2017
Recent Federal cases Mayo and Myriad have made it more difficult for pharmaceutical, biotech and life sciences companies to obtain patent protection for their innovative new drugs, diagnostic tests, or medical procedures. The ability to obtain strong patent protection, notwithstanding the Mayo and Myriad decisions, has therefore become an important need in the pharma and biotech industries. Cantor Colburn is pleased to announce that it is the #1 law firm in the country for handling § 101 rejections on biotech, pharma, and life sciences applications according to patent analytics firm Juristat.
February 23, 2017
- JuristatFebruary 4, 2016
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.
- August 15, 2017
Cantor Colburn is pleased to announce that its Co-Managing Partners Michael A. Cantor and Philmore H. Colburn II, and partners Curtis Krechevsky, who leads the firm’s Trademark & Copyright Department, and Michael J. Rye, who leads the firm’s Litigation Department, were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018.
- June 30, 2017
Cantor Colburn has been recommended as a Leading Firm by the Legal 500 United States 2017 in Intellectual Property for Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings). This will be the firm’s eighth consecutive year as being recognized for this highly selective honor. Partners Michael Cantor, Phil Colburn, Leah Reimer, Pamela Curbelo, Andy Ryan and Dave Christensen received special recognition from the editors of the publication. Dave Christensen was also recognized as a Next Generation Lawyer.
- IPPro The InternetJune 27, 2017
Curt Krechevsky, chair of Cantor Colburn's Trademark & Copyright Department, was featured in the June 27, 2017 issue of IPPro The Internet, discussing his role as Chair of the INTA Brands and Innovation Committee.
- June 23, 2017
Michael A. Cantor has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut Historical Society (CHS). Mr. Cantor and his fellow trustees will help the CHS fulfill its mission to “connect you and the story of Connecticut” through exhibits, special events, guest speakers, and research opportunities.
- June 15, 2017
- June 1, 2017
Leah M. Reimer, Ph.D. has been named one of the Top 250 Women in IP for 2017 by Managing Intellectual Property. This honor recognizes women IP practitioners in private practice who have performed exceptionally for their clients and firms in the past year.
- May 30, 2017
- Bloomberg BNAMay 24, 2017
Steve Coyle is quoted in the Bloomberg BNA article, "High Court’s Venue Ruling Limits Where Generic Drugmakers Can Be Sued," by Dana A. Elfin and John T. Aquino regarding the Supreme Court's ruling in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Brands LLC.
- IP Law360May 22, 2017
Steve Coyle is quoted in the IP Law360 article, "Attorneys React To Supreme Court Patent Venue Ruling" regarding the Supreme Court's ruling in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Food Brands LLC.
- Law360April 28, 2017
- April 17, 2017
Cantor Colburn is proud to announce the hiring of Michael G. Varon in the firm’s Atlanta office. Michael is a former software engineer who has been a patent attorney since 2013.
- 3DPrint.comApril 6, 2017
- February 27, 2017
Cantor Colburn is the fourth largest design patent law firm in the U.S. according to the blog Ant-Like Persistence (“2016 Toteboards Published,” January 19, 2017).
- 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 1, 2016
Cantor Colburn is pleased to announce its 2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” ranking.
- 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