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Cantor Colburn Promotes Six Attorneys to Partner in 2024

Cantor Colburn LLP is pleased to announce that six attorneys have been promoted within the Firm to partnership, effective January 1, 2024. The new partners are Asaf Batelman, Ali Caless, Nancy Kennedy, Sung Wook Kooh, Matteo Pedini, and Kimberly Vines, Ph.D. The promoted attorneys have been part of the firm for several years, earning the respect of their colleagues and consistently delivering excellent service to clients throughout their tenure.

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Asaf Batelman’s practice focuses on patent applications. His current practice areas of focus include engineered materials, polymer synthesis and processing, and display technologies, and he also has experience in a wide range of technical areas, including semiconductor packaging and fabrication, petrochemicals, chemical and gas processing, and battery technologies. 

Ali Caless is a trademark and copyright attorney. She counsels clients on trademark clearance, prosecution, monitoring, and enforcement, and U.S. and foreign portfolio development and management. She is involved in drafting settlement agreements to resolve trademark disputes. She also provides assistance with other intellectual property agreements including assignments, licenses, and consent agreements, as well as with copyright matters and domain name disputes, including arbitrations under the Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy.

Nancy Kennedy manages domestic and international trademark, copyright, trade dress, domain name and other cyberlaw matters. She concentrates her practice on conducting trademark clearance searches and rendering opinions on availability and registrability; prosecuting applications for registration at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office; recording registrations with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Office of Customs and Border Protection; and representing clients in disputes before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.  

Sung Wook Kooh concentrates his practice on mechanical and electrical engineering, including computer science, ‎software, telecommunications, display devices, medical devices, fuel cell batteries, semiconductor devices, nanotechnologies, and optical devices. As a Korean patent attorney, prior to joining the firm, he practiced for more than thirteen years at Samsung Electronics managing the IP prosecution team.

Matteo Pedini's practice focuses on the preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patents for electrical and computer-related technologies.  He has substantial experience in semiconductor design and fabrication; artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies; server memory, processors, and data transfer; information access and delivery; data storage systems; aircraft power systems; automotive exhaust and powertrain systems; digital media systems; home appliances and consumer-electric machines; telecommunication systems; image forming devices; wireless communication; and electro-mechanical control systems.  

Kimberly Vines, Ph.D. is a patent attorney with expertise in prosecuting U.S., foreign, and international applications in the areas of polymer and materials science; pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical formulation; agricultural chemicals and their formulation; organometallic compounds; and biotechnology.  She practices all aspects of patent prosecution including non-infringement and invalidity opinions. Her doctoral thesis was directed to the design and synthesis of novel RXR-selective retinoids as breast cancer chemopreventive agents. 

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