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Experience & Accolades

Cantor Colburn is the #9 U.S. law firm for the most U.S. utility patents obtained in 2023, representing a wide range of technologies and tops the rankings across many and varied technology centers. Within technology centers, the Firm is #3 for Chemical and Materials Engineering, #7 for Mechanical Engineering, #8 for Transportation, Construction, and Agriculture, #9 for Communications, and #11 for Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems, and Components.

A full-service intellectual property law firm for more than 50 years, Cantor Colburn is today among the largest intellectual property (IP) firms in the U.S. We are dedicated to helping a diverse group of technology-based clients optimize their IP assets. It is through our uncommon combination of technical, scientific, business, and legal experience that we are able to help our clients achieve their IP objectives – and succeed in today’s competitive marketplace.

Our capabilities and experience have not gone unnoticed. Recent third-party recognition includes:

Our attorneys and agents are exceptionally experienced in all areas of IP law, including:

Our legal skills are supported by our considerable in-depth technical knowledge and experience. Most of our attorneys have undergraduate or graduate degrees in such fields as biochemistry, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, microbiology, neuroscience, electrical engineering, civil engineering, automotive and aeronautical engineering, computer science, and environmental engineering.

Our clients are leaders in cutting-edge, high-tech fields such as aerospace, automotive, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, medical instrumentation, optics, software, and chemical engineering – and we understand what drives their businesses. They benefit from our first-hand experience gained from our partners that were formerly in-house attorneys at corporations that engaged in significant research and development.