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Student Inventor and Winner of the Cantor Colburn and General Motors Patent Application Award Receives Patent for his Invention

February 27, 2023

11th grade student inventor Damian Earley received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for an invention he presented at the Raytheon Technologies Invention Convention U.S. Nationals in 2021 at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan. At the national competition, Damian won the Cantor Colburn and General Motors Patent Application Award. He received comprehensive intellectual property law services from Cantor Colburn that included guiding him through the patent application process. Earley received patent US 11,565,878 B1, Garbage Bin Support Member, issued on January 31, 2023.

“Damian and the other winners that we’ve worked with through our General Motors partnership with are really great,” said Karl Barr, Partner in charge of the Detroit office of Cantor Colburn. “We are delighted to have this opportunity to mentor the next generation of innovators.”

“It was a pleasure to work with Damian and mentor him though the patent process,” said Cantor Colburn partner Victor Kernus, who worked with Damian.

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