- Aerospace & Aeronautics
- Automotive Technology
- Chemical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Food Science
- Mechanical Engineering
- Metallurgy & Ceramics
- Polymer & Materials Science
- Semiconductor Devices & Processing Methods
- Additive Manufacturing
- Due Diligence in IP Acquisitions
- IP Transactional
- Patent Landscaping and Risk Analysis
- Strategic IP Portfolio Development and Management
- Managing IP, IP Stars, Connecticut, USA, 2013, 2014, 2015
- Women in the Law – High Achievers, Connecticut Law Tribune, 2009, 2010
- State of Connecticut, 2002
- United States Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2000
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1991
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1991
Western New England College School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1991
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1988
Pamela J. Curbelo
Drawing on 25 years of experience, Pam Curbelo co-chairs Cantor Colburn’s robust Chemical, Material, and Life Sciences Department, and she spearheads the firm’s international patent activity. Pam works closely with foreign and domestic clients, as well as a network of foreign associates to devise and implement effective intellectual property (IP) strategies; to prepare and prosecute U.S. and international patent applications; to draft and negotiate IP agreements; and to prepare clearance, non-infringement, and invalidity opinions.
A former in-house IP counsel with United Technologies Corporation, Pam shares her unique perspective and deep technical knowledge with clients from a broad spectrum of industries ranging from polymers, processing, catalysis, automotive, and environmental engineering to telecommunications, additive manufacturing, and aerospace. She regularly presents lectures and workshops to clients on patent law issues. Pam has twice been designated a Woman of the Law High Achiever by the Connecticut Law Tribune.
Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP, 1998-present
United Technologies Corporation, 1988-1998
- Intellectual Property Attorney, 1998-1991
- Patent Agent, 1991
- Consultant, 1988-1991
- 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.
- June 9, 2015
Cantor Colburn LLP has been recommended as a Leading Firm by the Legal 500 United States 2015 in Intellectual Property for patent prosecution: utility and design patents.
Research is based on feedback from 250,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers.
Seven of the firm’s attorneys have been recommended in the Legal 500 United States 2015’s editorial.
- August 1, 2014
Eight Cantor Colburn attorneys were selected as IP Stars in the 2014 World IP Survey
by Managing Intellectual Property.
- Connecticut Law TribuneMarch 17, 2014
- March 5, 2014
Pamela J. Curbelo, Partner and Co-Chair of Cantor Colburn’s Chemical, Material and Life Sciences Department, is named a finalist by the Connecticut Technology Council in the Women of Innovation Award in the Small Business Innovation and Leadership category. The tenth annual Women of Innovation Awards will be held on March 27th at The Aquaturf in Southington, Connecticut. This prestigious award program recognizes the energy, creativity and remarkable capabilities of women working in Connecticut's science and technology community.
- Connecticut Law TribuneFebruary 6, 2012
- Connecticut Law TribuneOctober 11, 2010
- March 27, 2014Southington, Connecticut
Pamela J. Curbelo, Partner and Co-Chair of Cantor Colburn’s Chemical, Material and Life Sciences Department, is named a finalist by the Connecticut Technology Council in the Women of Innovation Award in the Small Business Innovation and Leadership category. This is the tenth year of this prestigious award program recognizing the energy, creativity and remarkable capabilities of women working in Connecticut's science and technology community.
- IP Roundtable, GC New England, Second Quarter 2010
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle
Connecticut Bar Association
Connecticut Intellectual Patent Law Association
Intellectual Property Owners Association