Cantor Colburn News Archive
- March 21, 2019
Three months from now Canada’s new trademark law will take effect. In this Client Alert, we summarize the key changes and their impact for our clients who own trademarks in Canada. We also offer some suggestions on how clients can welcome the new law proactively.
- The Hartford CourantMarch 20, 2019
Michael Cantor is quoted in the Hartford Courant article, “Connecticut Innovations planning move from Rocky Hill to New Haven and Hartford,” published on March 20, 2019.
- Fox61March 17, 2019
On March 17, 2019 CT’s Fox61 aired a story about Newington, CT husband and wife inventors who successfully pitched a product on Shark Tank only to find the appearance of many copycat products on Amazon after the show aired. The couple has a patent for the invention and Michael Cantor commented on the situation.
- IP Law360
Cantor Colburn was ranked #3 for U.S. utility patents obtained in 2018. IP Law360 published the rankings of more than 700 U.S. law firms filing more than 50 utility patents in 2018, which found that Cantor Colburn obtained 3,576 patents.
- JuristatFebruary 7, 2019
Cantor Colburn is #2 for Alice Allowance Rate and #10 for Alice Overcome Rate among High-Volume Firms as ranked by Juristat data analytics company in its blog post, "Which Firms Are Best at Overcoming Alice?" by Tristan Gray-Le Coz.
- IP Law360January 31, 2019
The recent U.S. Supreme Court case Helsinn Healthcare SA v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. highlights the criticality of maintaining invention secrecy before filing a patent application. Leah M. Reimer, Ph.D., Esq., Partner and Co-Chair of the Chemical, Materials, and Life Sciences Department and Kimberly Vines, Ph.D., Esq. wrote, "The On-Sale Bar After High Court Helsinn Ruling" for IP Law360 (January 31, 2019).
- Connecticut Law TribuneJanuary 31, 2019
"Connecticut Movers: Promoting Lawyers Who've Clearly Got the Goods" highlighted the promotions of Partner James Wimpe, Alicia Hayter, Jared Howenstine, and Wanli Wu to Counsel, and Senior Patent Agent Jessica Zimberlin Eastman, Ph.D., to Senior Patent Agent in the January 25, 2019 article in the Connecticut Law Tribune.
- December 19, 2018
Cantor Colburn LLP, the fourth largest patent law firm in the U.S., welcomes the new year with the elevation of James Wimpe to its partnership. Also effective January 1, 2019, Associates Tina Dorr, Ph.D., Patrick Griffin, Alicia Hayter, Jared Howenstine, David Kincaid, Matteo Pedini, and Wanli Wu will be promoted to Counsel. Jessica Zimberlin Eastman, Ph.D., will be promoted to Senior Patent Agent.
- December 13, 2018
Team Cantor Colburn and more than a thousand participants joined 150 communities nationwide on October 18, 2018 at Bushnell Park, in Hartford, Connecticut, in attending a Light The Night Walk in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS)’s mission to fund critical and groundbreaking research to discover treatments and cures for blood Team Cantor Colburn raised more than $5,000. Cantor Colburn patent attorney Nicholas Herrel, Ph.D., Esq. was the 2018 Walk Chair, leading the business community in participation and fundraising. Dr. Herrel is a Ph.D. microbiologist, and before entering private practice, he was a research scientist studying microbial infections and cancer.
- December 3, 2018
Cantor Colburn LLP announces the addition of attorneys to its patent practice. Susan M. Zerull and Ishir Mehta will assist clients across a wide range of sophisticated technologies, as reflected by their diverse backgrounds in biology, chemical engineering, computer science, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering.
- November 26, 2018
- November 1, 2018
- McEIVR, Inc./MakerspaceCT is proud to announce the appointment of Dave S. Christensen to the Board of Directors and Legacy CouncilOctober 16, 2018
- September 8, 2018
Cantor Colburn is proud to be a Silver Sponsor of the New England Parkinson’s Ride on September 8, 2018, in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, at which cyclists ride up to 100 miles to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson's research. This is Cantor Colburn's third consecutive year sending a team of cyclists and sponsoring the event.
- September 1, 2018
Four of Cantor Colburn’s key partner were selected by their peers for recognition in The Best Lawyers in America (2019 Edition). Co-Managing Partners Michael A. Cantor and Philmore H. Colburn II, Litigation Department Chair Michael J. Rye, and Partner and Trademark & Copyright Department Chair Curtis Krechevsky were recognized for the third consecutive year.
- August 27, 2018
- August 6, 2018
Cantor Colburn LLP has expanded its Life Sciences Practice Group with the addition of Nicholas Herrel, Ph.D. as an associate in the firm’s Hartford headquarters office. Dr. Herrel joins the firm from Locke Lord LLP, where he worked with Bryan Zerhusen, Ph.D., who recently joined Cantor Colburn as Chair of the Life Sciences Practice Group.
- August 1, 2018
Tina Dorr, Ph.D., Esq. participated in the Georgia Tech Women’s Alumni Network (GT WAN) fall community service event. The group collected and organized items for Georgia Tech’s Klemis Kitchen, Georgia Tech’s campus food pantry that provides free meals to college students in need, and Campus Closet, Georgia Tech’s campus clothing service that provides free business attire to students for job interviews or formal business events.
- July 25, 2018
- July 16, 2018
- Client Alert: USPTO Examination Guidance Memo Addresses Subject Matter Eligibility of Method of Treatment ClaimsJune 20, 2018
The USPTO published new examination guidance concerning method-of-treatment claims. Cantor Colburn's Client Alert summarizes the so-called "Vanda memo." In a memorandum dated June 7, 2018, the USPTO set out new examination guidance concerning method-of-treatment claims, which is encouraging news for patent applicants in the personalized medicine space. The memo emphasizes that method of treatment claims can be found to satisfy subject matter eligibility under 35 USC § 101 at the first step of an Alice/Mayo analysis, without requiring a showing of “nonroutine or unconventional steps.” The memo provides helpful guidance to examiners and patent applicants that emphasizes the patent eligibility of personalized method of treatment claims.
- Legal 500 USA 2018June 4, 2018
Cantor Colburn LLP has been recommended as a Leading Firm by the Legal 500 United States 2018 in Intellectual Property for Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings). This is the ninth consecutive year that Cantor Colburn has been recognized for this highly selective honor.
- June 1, 2018
Cantor Colburn LLP is proud to announce the hiring of Douglas S. Weinstein in the firm’s Atlanta office. Mr. Weinstein is a patent attorney, working in both prosecution and litigation, with significant experience in Taiwan, where he served as Partner and Taiwan IP Coordinator for four years for a major U.S. intellectual property (IP) firm.
- May 3, 2018
Six Cantor Colburn partners were selected as IP Stars in the 2018 World IP Survey by Managing Intellectual Property. Cantor Colburn was recognized as a “highly recommended” intellectual property (IP) law firm in the state of Connecticut, where the firm is headquartered.
Co-Managing Partners Michael Cantor and Philmore Colburn were listed in Connecticut, as were Pamela Curbelo, David Fox, and Leah Reimer, Ph.D. Paul Marshall, who is based in the firm’s Detroit office, made the list for the state of Michigan. All are Patent Stars and Mr. Colburn is additionally a Trademark Star.
- May 1, 2018
Cantor Colburn LLP is pleased to announce that Leah M. Reimer, Ph.D. has been named one of the Top 250 Women in IP for 2018 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.
- April 27, 2018
On April 24, 2018, the Supreme Court issued two important decisions in the cases of Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC, et al., and SAS Institute Inc. v. Iancu, addressing inter partes review (IPR). Both cases will have a significant impact on IPR proceedings. In sum and as discussed in greater detail in Cantor Colburn's Client Alert, the Court determined that (1) IPR proceedings are indeed constitutional, and (2) the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) must address all challenged claims in the final written decision.
- March 15, 2018
Co-Managing Partner Michael Cantor's role in the "seamless partnership between state government and the private sector" effort to make Hartford, Connecticut an "technology-and-innovation hub" for Infosys, an India-based information technology company undergoing a major expansion in the U.S., is featured In the March 15, 2018 article, "How CT wooed Infosys to Hartford," by Mark Pazniokas (HartfordBusiness.com).
- February 19, 2018
Cantor Colburn partner Michelle Ciotola was quoted in the article "CT lawsuit tests Google's keyword search ad treatment," (Hartford Business Journal, February 19, 2018) about the lawsuit filed by Edible Arrangements against Google, in which Edible Arrangements demands $209 million in damages and other penalties for trademark infringement and unfair competition and trade practices. Ciotola is chair of the firm's Trademark & Copyright Department.
- IP Law360February 12, 2018
IP Law360 published Partner Howard Levy's article, "Reconsidering Accelerated Examination — While It's Still Here" in its Expert Analysis section on February 12, 2018.
- JuristatFebruary 4, 2018
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 blog post, “The Rainmaker Firms” (February 4, 2016).
- January 25, 2018
Cantor Colburn attorney Patrick S. Griffin has joined the board of directors of Lilypad, a nonprofit organization that provides a playspace in South Philadelphia to bring families together with playgroups, community events, and classes. His two year term appointment was made during Lilypad’s December meeting and starts January 2018.
- UConn Alumni School of Engineering e-newsletter, MomentumDecember 18, 2017
The UConn Alumni e-newsletter Momentum published the article, "Tough Engineering Classes Forged These CEOs" about Michael Cantor, Co-Managing Partner of Cantor Colburn, Frank Bergonzi, CEO & President of Azelis Americas, and Mark Vergnano, President and CEO, the Chemours Co., UConn Engineering alumni from the 80s who are today industry leaders.
- November 15, 2017
- November 1, 2017
- 97.9FM ESPNOctober 20, 2017
Michael Cantor was a guest on Pulse of the Region radio show and podcast with Lalitha Shivaswamy, President of Helios Management Company, and Bruce Carlson, President and CEO of the Connecticut Technology Council (CTC). The panel discussed ScaleUP CT, a conference on November 2, 2017 at the Omni Hotel New Haven presented by the CTC that is designed to support emerging growth companies that excel in innovation and entrepreneurship.
- September 9, 2017
Cantor Colburn sponsored Team Cantor Colburn at the New England Parkinson’s Ride on September 9, 2017, in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, at which cyclists ride up to 100 miles to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson's research. Team Cantor Colburn raised more than $13,000.
- Cantor Colburn Attorney Alicia Hayter Recognized as a New Leader in the Law 2017 by the Connecticut Law TribuneConnecticut Law TribuneAugust 29, 2017
- JuristatAugust 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.
- 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.
- August 1, 2017
The INTA Design Committee's Designs Communications Subcommittee formed a 3D Printing Task Force which published the paper, "3D Printing: Key Legal Issues and Options for Change." Michael Cantor, a long-time member of INTA, the International Trademark Association, is a member of the Task Force and was a co-author. Cantor Colburn has an Additive Manufacturing Practice Group which concentrates on IP services for companies involved in 3D printing and additive manufacturing technology.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Hartford Business JournalMay 8, 2017
Michael Cantor is featured in a Q&A discussion on technology, innovation, and economic growth from The Hartford Business Journal.
- Law360April 28, 2017
- 3DPrint.comApril 6, 2017
Sandra Shaner, Ph.D. is quoted in the 3DPrint.com article, "3D Printing Helps a Man Grow a New Ear on His Arm" (April 6, 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.
- 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.
- November 1, 2016
Cantor Colburn is pleased to announce its 2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” ranking.
- 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.
- Michael A. Cantor, Philmore H. Colburn II, and Curtis Krechevsky Recognized in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2017August 17, 2016
Cantor Colburn, one of the largest intellectual property (IP) law firms in the country, is pleased to announce that its Co-Managing Partners Michael A. Cantor and Philmore H. Colburn II, and partner Curt Krechevsky, who leads the firm’s Trademark & Copyright Department, were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017.
- September 10, 2016
Cantor Colburn is proud to be a Bronze Sponsor of the New England Parkinson’s Ride on September 10, 2016, in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, at which cyclists ride up to 100 miles to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson's research.
- June 30, 2016
Cantor Colburn is pleased to announce the election of Michelle Ciotola to Partner, effective June 15, 2016. Michelle will also become the firm’s Trademark & Copyright Department Vice Chair.
- The Hartford CourantJune 23, 2016
Cantor Colburn's Co-Managing Partner, Michael Cantor is the chairman of the board of Connecticut Innovations (CI). He was quoted in the Hartford Courant's recent article "Connecticut Innovations Board Reorganizes Its CTNext Program" (June 23, 2016).
- 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.
- Law 360June 17, 2016
Michelle Ciotola comments in IP Law 360 on the significance of the Supreme Court's June 17, 2016 ruling in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons.
- June 16, 2016
Cantor Colburn is pleased to announce that Leah Reimer, Ph.D. has been named in Managing Intellectual Property's Top 250 Women in IP for 2016. Managing Intellectual Property’s research process comprises interviews and surveys and only a small subset of this group is selected for the Top 250 recognition.
- June 25, 2016
Cantor Colburn is proud to support the Farm to Street event on June 25th, a pop-up community dinner celebrating Hartford.
- May 16, 2016
Cantor Colburn is proud to support the Atlanta Community Food Bank in the 5th annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy.
- May 15, 2016
Cantor Colburn LLP has been named one of the Top 100 Law Firms for Minority Attorneys by Law360, which surveyed more than 300 law firms at the end of last year. Law360 based the ranking on the firm’s minority representation at the partner and non-partner levels and its total number of attorneys.
- 3DPrint.comMay 10, 2016
Sandy Shaner co-authored the article, "3D Bioprinting of Tissues and Organs: Where Are We?", published on 3DPrint.com on May 10, 2016.
- May 9, 2016
Michael A. Cantor, Co-Managing Partner of Cantor Colburn LLP, and Curtis Krechevsky, Partner and Chair of the Trademark & Copyright Department at the firm, are recognized as world leading practitioners of trademark law by the 2016 edition of The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers.
- April 20, 2016
- January 27, 2016
Daniel P. Lent, Japanese Practice Group Leader, gave a half day seminar in Tokyo for The International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI) Japan on January 27, 2016 near the Japanese Patent Office. With walk-ins, there were 40 attendees from Japanese companies and law firms. Dan presented in Japanese and English using a translator. A course book with Dan’s presentations, written in both Japanese and English side-by-side, was pre-printed and given to all attendees. As well, Dan gave a comprehensive presentation on trademarks, “Trademarks 2015 Year in Review,” and one on the ClearConnect ITC case, “Is imported data an article?”
- January 11, 2016
IP Law 360 published an article on January 11, 2016 about the Federal Circuit's ruling on January 8, 2016 to uphold a New Jersey district court’s ruling in favor of Actavis Elizabeth LLC and other drugmakers finding that three of Purdue Pharmaceutical Products LP’s patents for the sleep aid Intermezzo are invalid because they were obvious. Cantor Colburn's litigators represent Dr. Reddy's in the matter.
- JuristatNovember 13, 2015
Patent analytics company Juristat has just recognized Cantor Colburn for being in the top 10 firms with the highest success rate in overcoming “Alice” rejections from June 2014 to May 2015 (“Overcoming Alice - The Top 10,” November 12, 2015).
- October 5, 2015
On Oct. 5, Michael Cantor and Cantor Colburn hosted an event to launch the Cantor Colburn Scholarship at UConn School of Law. The scholarship is directed toward law students pursuing a career in IP/patent law.
- Michael A. Cantor and Curtis Krechevsky Recognized in the U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2016 Edition of Best Lawyers In AmericaAugust 19, 2015
- July 23, 2015
Michelle Ciotola, an attorney in Cantor Colburn LLP’s Trademark & Copyright Department, was selected for inclusion in the forthcoming Top Attorneys of North America edition of The Heritage Registry of Who’s Who, a biographical publication that selects and distinguishes leading professionals throughout North America who have attained a recognizable degree of success in their field of endeavor and thereby contribute to the growth of their industry and profession.
Ms. Ciotola, who was promoted to Counsel at the firm this January, concentrates her practice on counseling, protecting and enforcing trademark, trade dress, copyright, and related intellectual property rights, as well as counseling clients in unfair competition, Internet, advertising, and promotions law.
- July 23, 2015
Co-Managing Partner Michael Cantor and his wife Shari, both UConn alumni, are featured for their support and connections to UConn in the article, "Shari and Michael Cantor Give to Support Connecticut's Future," from the UConn Foundation.
- The Connecticut Law TribuneJuly 9, 2015
Co-Managing Partner Michael Cantor is quoted in the Connecticut Law Tribune's July 9, 2015 article, "Conn. IP Firm Helps ESPN Star Patent a Really Cool Cooler" written by Megan Spicer. Cantor Colburn assisted Mike Golic and his son Jake in securing a design patent for an innovative tailgating cooler that features multiple access points and seating.
- July 6, 2015
On June 24, 2015, Daniel Lent, Cantor Colburn’s Japanese Practice Group Chair, spoke in Tokyo on recent rulings from the U.S. Supreme Court and Federal Circuit regarding patent claim construction. Mr. Lent’s audience was Chief Judge of the Japanese Intellectual Property High Court Ryuichi Shitara and seventy court officials and other attendees, including visiting intellectual property professors from Stanford Law School. The following day, Mr. Lent again presented the same topic to Japan Patent Office Commissioner Hitoshi Ito, Deputy Commissioner Yoshitake Kihara, and other officials at the Japanese Patent Office.
- June 24, 2015
Cantor Colburn LLP is a returning silver sponsor for the 5th annual Sikorsky Homerun for Heroes fundraiser. The fundraiser is to honor Connecticut military veterans and their families and funds raised will benefit military veteran organizations in Connecticut
- Law360June 23, 2015
On Monday, June 22, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises that leaves intact a 50-year-old rule barring royalty agreements that continue after a patent expires. Cantor Colburn partner Charles O'Brien is among the experts who comment in IP Law360.
- Republican-American, Waterbury, ConnecticutJune 19, 2015
"A cool way to sit, Watertown firm teams with ESPN host to create cooler," by David Krechevsky, was published in the Republican-American on June 19, 2015, describing how ESPN host Mike Golic and his son Jake took their idea for an innovative tailgating cooler and became owners of a design patent. Michael Cantor, co-managing partner of Cantor Colburn, is the Golics' patent attorney.
- June 16, 2015
- The Hartford CourantJune 16, 2015
In the June 16, 2015 Hartford Courant article, "From A Famous Tailgating Family, The Golic Cooler," Dan Haar writes about the design patent for an innovative tailgating cooler issued to Mike Golic, the former NFL defensive lineman, now co-host of ESPN's "Mike & Mike" show, and his son, Jake, who played football for Notre Dame like he did. Michael Cantor, co-managing partner of Cantor Colburn LLP and the Golics' attorney, is quoted in the article, discussing the patent process and the Golics' plans for the product.
- 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.
- Law360June 5, 2015
Law360 published an article on Nicolon Corp.’s (dba TenCata Geosynthetics Americas) application for a trademark registration for the color orange for geosynthetic fabrics, which is disputed by Dandy Products Inc. In addition, Lumite, Inc. and Willacoochee Industrial Fabrics, Inc. filed oppositions to the application. Cantor Colburn LLP represents Nicolon.
- China IP MagazineJune 1, 2015
- Law 360May 27, 2015
Litigation Partner Steven Coyle and other prominent attorneys comment in Law360 on the Supreme Court's May 26, 2015 ruling in Commil USA LLC v. Cisco Systems Inc. that a good faith belief that a patent is invalid is not a defense to induced infringement.
- April 24, 2015
- The Connecticut Law TribuneApril 20, 2015
- The Connecticut Law TribuneApril 20, 2015
Michelle P. Ciotola co-authored the article "Fuzzy Jury Instructions Affected 'Blurred Lines' Case, High-Profile Dispute Reveals Nuances in Music Copyright Laws," published in The Connecticut Law Tribune on April 20, 2015. The Marvin Gaye estate won a $7.4 million judgment after months of legal drama regarding the Robin Thicke / Pharrell Williams song “Blurred Lines,” which they claimed was stolen from Gaye’s “Got to Give It Up.” Pelletier and Ciotola's article highlights the importance of properly instructing a jury in the intricacies of Copyright Law.
- Law360April 10, 2015
On April 10, 2015, IP Law360 published Curt Krechevsky and Tom Mango's article, "Giving DuPont Its Due: How B&B Hardware Empowers TTAB," on the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in B&B Hardware, Inc. v. Hargis Industries, Inc. Krechevsky, a partner, chairs the firm's Trademark & Copyright Department and has more than 30 years' experience in IP law. Mango, who is litigator specializing in Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (“TTAB”) proceedings, is part of the firm's Trademark and Litigation Departments.
- Press ReleaseMarch 31, 2015
A federal judge invalidated three patents that Dr. Reddy’s and other generic companies were accused of infringing. Dr. Reddy’s was represented by members of Cantor Colburn’s pharmaceutical litigation team.
- IP Law360March 30, 2015
Dr. Reddy’s was represented by members of Cantor Colburn’s pharmaceutical litigation team.
- Law360March 25, 2015
Thomas Mango and other the attorneys commented on the Supreme Court's March 24, 2015 Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) Preclusion Ruling in B&B Hardware Inc. v. Hargis Industries Inc.in Law360.
Mango, who is Counsel in the firm's Litigation and Trademark & Copyright Departments, focuses on all aspects of inter partes practice at the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board for opposition and cancellation proceedings. He also litigates trademark infringement, trade dress, and unfair competition cases in federal courts throughout the United States.
- Law360March 24, 2015
Members of Cantor Colburn's Pharmaceutical IP Services Practice Group co-authored an article on biosimilars entitled "BPCIA: How Long Does The Party Last And Do I Have To Dance?" that appeared in Law360 on March 24, 2015. Leslie-Anne Maxwell, Andrew Ryan, Christopher Potts and Derek Denhart wrote the article which discusses Amgen Inc. v. Sandoz Inc.
- Law360March 20, 2015
Partner Andrew Ryan comments in Law360's March 20, 2015 article on Amgen Inc. v Sandoz Inc., "3 Things To Watch After Sandoz's Biosimilars Win."
- China Intellectual Property MagazineMarch 1, 2015
Cantor Colburn Co-Managing Partner Michael Cantor and associate Chad Dever, Ph.D. wrote the cover story for the March 2015 issue of China Intellectual Property Magazine, recapping developments in U.S. patent in 2014 and forecasting developments in U.S. patent law in 2015.
- Law360February 4, 2015
Cantor Colburn litigator Andrew Ryan wrote an analysis of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit first-ever ruling in an appeal from an inter partes review in In re Cuozzo Speed Technologies LLC, published in Law360 on February 4, 2015.
- January 22, 2015
Trademark Counsel Michelle Ciotola comments in IP Law 360 on the significance of the Supreme Court's January 21, 2015 ruling in Hana Financial Inc. v. Hana Bank. The court unanimously ruled that so-called trademark tacking is a factual question that should be dealt with by juries.
- IP Law 360January 21, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court on January 20, 2015 cast aside the Federal Circuit's long-standing rule that all district court claim construction rulings must be reviewed anew on appeal. Cantor Colburn litigation partner Andrew Ryan and other litigators tell Law360 why the decision in Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz is significant.
- January 13, 2015
Cantor Colburn LLP associate Patrick Griffin appeared before the Supreme Court of the United States on Monday, January 12, 2015 on behalf of a group of nine lawyers affiliated with Western Michigan University Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
- The Connecticut Law TribuneDecember 29, 2014
Cantor Colburn Litigation Partner Andrew C. Ryan and Associate Chad A. Dever wrote the article, "A New Era in Intellectual Property Law," published by The Connecticut Law Tribune on December 29, 2014.
- December 2, 2014
Partner Leah Reimer, Ph.D., Esq., will speak at the International Intellectual Property Law Association (IIPLA) Annual Congress 2015, January 5-6, 2015, at Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dr. Reimer will present the topic "Prior Use Rights – Established Worldwide, but Assert Only with Caution in the U.S."
- November 20, 2014
Cantor Colburn is proud to be a returning sponsor of the annual Tons of Toys event, produced by Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs (HYPE), an initiative of the MetroHartford Alliance. The Tons of Toys event collects toys for children in the Hartford area to go to the Boys & Girls Club of Hartford, of which Cantor Colburn is a Shopping Spree Sponsor. Last year, HYPE raised $4,500 to purchase more than 1,700 toys.
- October 29, 2014
Cantor Colburn will sponsor the Connecticut Innovation Summit, the state's largest technology networking event, where innovative, emerging, and disruptive companies, premier service providers, and elite technology leaders meet and celebrate innovation. The November 12 event concludes with an Awards Ceremony, hosted by Cantor Colburn’s Co-Managing Partner Michael Cantor, which will recognize the next generation of high-growth companies in Connecticut.
- October 29, 2014
- October 20, 2014
Michelle P. Ciotola, a trademark associate attorney at Cantor Colburn, has been selected as a Connecticut Super Lawyers Rising Star in intellectual property for 2014. This is her fourth year receiving this recognition.
- October 20, 2014
Cantor Colburn Partner Anne Maxwell co-authored the article "Purple Book Launches New Chapter in Generic Drugs" that was published in the October 23, 2014 Connecticut Law Tribune.
- The Connecticut Law TribuneOctober 20, 2014
The 2012 America Invents Act ushered in three new procedures that allow a petitioner to challenge the validity of one or more patent claims after they have been granted by the PTO: inter partes review, post grant review, and covered business method. This article by Cantor Colburn partner and trial attorney Andrew Ryan and litigation associate Chad Dever, Ph.D., examines the new procedures. Ryan chairs the firm's Post Grant Practice Group, one of the first of its kind in the country.
- The Connecticut Law TribuneOctober 1, 2014
The Connecticut Law Tribune selected Cantor Colburn partner Daniel Gibson as a New Leader in the Law. From a pool of 300 “incredibly well-qualified and diverse” applicants, Gibson is among the 60 distinguished attorneys who were selected to receive this award, each of them under the age of 40.
- September 29, 2014
Cantor Colburn congratulates partner Daniel Gibson for being recognized as a New Leader in the Law by the Connecticut Law Tribune. Out of a pool of 300 “incredibly well-qualified and diverse” applicants, Gibson is among the 60 distinguished attorneys who were selected to receive this award, each of them under the age of 40.
- August 1, 2014
The Greater Hartford Arts Council (GHAC) awarded Cantor Colburn LLP the 2014 United Arts Campaign Top Law Firm for the Arts on Thursday, July 31.
- July 11, 2014
Hartford, Conn. — Cantor Colburn will host the September 2014 International Trademark Association (INTA) Trademark Assistant (TMA) roundtable, The Office Action: A Challenge or a Cinch?, in the firm’s Hartford office on September 11th.
- June 30, 2014
Cantor Colburn LLP is a returning silver sponsor for the 4th annual Sikorsky Home Run for Heroes fundraiser. The fundraiser is to benefit and honor Connecticut military veterans and their families.
- June 30, 2014
Cantor Colburn partner and Japanese Practice Group Leader, Daniel P. Lent, spoke before the Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office (JPO), Hideo Hato, and other present JPO officials at the U.S. Bar/JPO Liaison Council June 20, 2014 Meeting.
- IP Law 360June 19, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court on June 19, 2014 ruled that computerized abstract ideas are not patent eligible. Cantor Colburn partner Steve Coyle and other litigators tell Law360 why the decision in Alice Corp. Pty Ltd. v. CLS Bank International is significant.
- June 6, 2014
Michael A. Cantor, Co-Managing Partner of Cantor Colburn LLP, and Curtis Krechevsky, Partner and Chair of the Trademark & Copyright Department at the firm, are recognized as world leading practitioners of trademark law by the 2014 edition of The International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers. The two trademark standouts were named to this distinction by their peers. According to the publication, lawyers who receive this honor “have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work and only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.”
- Law360June 2014
Law360 quoted several attorneys about the Nautilus Inc. v. Biosig Instruments Inc. decision and amongst them was Cantor Colburn’s Andrew C. Ryan.
- Law360June 2014
Law360 quoted Cantor Colburn’s Michael J. Rye on the U.S. Supreme Court’s induced infringement ruling from in Limelight Networks Inc. v. Akamai Technologies Inc.
- May 29, 2014
The Cantor Colburn website, www.cantorcolburn.com, designed by Firmseek, won the Award of Excellence in the Websites – Law and Legal Services category in the 20th Annual Communicator Awards (2014).
- The Hartford CourantMay 2014
Cantor Colburn’s Charles O’Brien, a partner at the intellectual property law firm, was quoted in a recent Hartford Courant news article about “patent trolls.”
- Connecticut Law TribuneApril 27, 2014
Leslie-Anne Maxwell, Ph.D., Partner and Pharmaceutical Group Co-Chair, wrote "Diagnostic Method Patents in Doubt" for the April 27, 2014 Connecticut Law Tribune regarding recent guidance from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in view of the U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Assoc. for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Genetics and Mayo Collaborative Services v. Prometheus Laboratories, Inc.
- Cantor Colburn Attorney Eric Baron Appointed to the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Invention ConventionApril 8, 2014
Associate Eric Baron, was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Invention Convention, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting creative problem-solving and enhancing critical thinking skills in children in grades K-8, creating a pipeline for the state’s future scientists, engineers, doctors, and visionary workers of the 21st century.
- www.ctinventionconvention.orgApril 2, 2014
- Cantor Colburn partner quoted in IP Law 360 article, "Lawyers Weigh in on Supreme Court's Lexmark Ruling"IP Law 360March 26, 2014
Cantor Colburn litigation partner Steven Coyle's comments were part of the March 26, 2014 IP Law 360 article, "Lawyers Weigh in on Supreme Court's Lexmark Ruling."
- Connecticut Law TribuneMarch 24, 2014
The Connecticut Invention Convention honored Cantor Colburn partner Charles O'Brien as he stepped down from its board of directors after four years as a member.
- 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.
- Law 360January 24, 2014
Cantor Colburn represents Viacom in a matter before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board.
- Cantor Colburn LLP Chosen as Corporate IP Law Firm of 2014 in Connecticut by Corporate Intl MagazineJanuary 10, 2014
Cantor Colburn has been chosen as the winner of the 2014 Corporate Intl Magazine Global Award Corporate IP Law Firm of the Year in Connecticut.
- Curt Krechevsky Appointed to Co-Chair the International Trademark Association’s Brands and Innovation Presidential Task ForceJanuary 9, 2014
Cantor Colburn LLP partner Curt Krechevsky has been appointed by the President of the International Trademark Association (INTA), Mei-lan Stark, to co-chair a new task force on Brands and Innovation. A former member of the INTA Board of Directors, Mr. Krechevsky has also chaired and served on numerous INTA committees in his more than twenty years of Association participation. INTA is a global association of trademark owners and professionals dedicated to supporting trademarks and related intellectual property in order to protect consumers and to promote fair and effective commerce. The mission of the Brands and Innovation Presidential Task Force is to analyze the relationship between trademarks and innovation, including how brands promote innovation and drive the economy, as well as how innovation impacts brands and trademark-related issues.
- The Connecticut Law TribuneDecember 2, 2013
- Corporate CounselOctober 2013
Cantor Colburn was nationally ranked for patent litigation by Corporate Counsel magazine in its October 2013 issue. Cantor Colburn’s dedicated team of litigation attorneys have decades of experience in presenting technically complex matters for trial in front of judges and juries. A partner participates in every facet of the case, bringing results that count for the client. And at each phase of the litigation, Cantor Colburn seeks practical strategies to achieve a prompt, efficient resolution of the dispute.
- New Haven IndependentNovember 15, 2013
Chairperson of Connecticut Innovations and Cantor Colburn Co-Managing Partner Michael Cantor toured New Haven's innovation hub and met with Grid Founders Fellows, young entrepreneurs whose start ups are being funded by the state, as covered by the New Haven Independent on November 15, 2013, "Mr. Innovation Meets The Fellows."
- Cantor Colburn LLP Sponsors the Connecticut Technology Council’s 7th Annual Connecticut Innovation SummitNovember 7, 2013
Cantor Colburn LLP sponsored the Connecticut Technology Council’s seventh annual Connecticut Innovation Summit attended by nearly 450 entrepreneurs, investors and service providers on November 7, 2013, at The Toyota Presents Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford who wanted to learn about and celebrate Connecticut’s top innovators and intriguing high-potential companies. Cantor Colburn Co-Managing Partner, Connecticut Innovations Chairman, and Connecticut Technology Council (CTC) Board Member Michael Cantor was master of ceremonies at the awards ceremony at the end of the event. The 2013 CTC event was produced in concert with Crossroads Venture Group, CTNEXT, Angel Investor Forum, and CURE.
- October 31, 2013
As we have previously reported, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (“ICANN”) has been rolling out a program to greatly expand the number of generic top-level domains (“gTLDs”). This program will allow companies, organizations, and individuals to own gTLDs for their brands and industry-related terms and operate as the domain name registrar. More than 1900 applications for more than 1400 new gTLDs were submitted to ICANN.
- The Connecticut Law TribuneOctober 21, 2013
- October 21, 2013
- October 10, 2013
Cantor Colburn LLP has been recognized by 10 different organizations and publications- which heralded 14 attorneys in particular- for excellence in their work in 2013. The Legal 500 has applauded the firm for its “solid reputation in the market of providing an excellent level of service, and having an excellent value for money.” From accolades for the firm as a whole to specific recognition of Cantor Colburn attorneys in diverse practice areas within the field of intellectual property, the firm has enjoyed an abundance of recognition in 2013.
- September 18, 2013
Cantor Colburn LLP, one of the country’s leading intellectual property (IP) law firms, announced the hiring of partner Todd E. Garabedian, Ph.D., formerly a partner at Wiggin & Dana LLP. Garabedian, a Ph.D. biochemist, has almost 20 years of extensive experience in patent application preparation, prosecution, counseling, portfolio management, and legal opinions in a wide variety of disciplines related to the biological and chemical sciences.
- Hartford Business JournalAugust 19, 2013
The Hartford Business Journal talks about the future of Connecticut Innovations with the quasi-public venture capital firm’s new chairman Michael Cantor, Co-Managing Partner of Cantor Colburn LLP.
- The Connecticut Law TribuneJuly 29, 2013
Michael Cantor says his experience running an intellectual property law firm will help him lead Connecticut Innovations, a quasi-public agency that provides funding for high-tech businesses.
- July 2013
Governor Dannel P. Malloy announced that he has appointed Michael Cantor, co-managing partner of Cantor Colburn LLP to serve as chairperson of Connecticut Innovations (CI), the quasi-public agency charged with growing Connecticut's economy by making strategic capital and other investments that encourage the development of high-tech industries within the state, such as energy, biotechnology, information technology, and photonics.
- Connecticut Law TribuneJune 24, 2013
Co-Managing Partner Michael Cantor is interviewed about the firm's steady, consistent growth.
- June 20, 2013
- Law 360, Portfolio MediaJune 17, 2013
Steve Coyle, Pharmaceutical Litigation Practice Group Leader, commented for Law 360 on the Supreme Court's June 17, 2013 ruling that name drugmakers can be sued for paying generic drug manufacturers to delay the release of low-cost versions of blockbuster medicines, overturning an Eleventh Circuit finding that the agreements were generally legal.
- The Legal 500 USAJune 10, 2013
- May 31, 2013
The 200 employees of Cantor Colburn LLP’s Hartford office gathered on Friday, May 31, 2013, to witness the unveiling of the Cantor Colburn logo on a 12’ X 9’ sign on the side of its office building at 20 Church Street.
- Cantor Colburn Partners with Gate City Bar Association and Georgia State University to Offer Legal InternshipJune 27, 2013
- The Connecticut Law TribuneMay 15, 2013
In support of the people of Boston after the tragedy at the Boston Marathon, Cantor Colburn's Hartford office participated in Wear Your Boston Day on April 19, 2013.
- May 6, 2013
- April 15, 2013
- Hartford Business JournalApril 1, 2013
- Hartford Business JournalMarch 11, 2013
- Intellectual Property TodayMarch 1, 2013
Cantor Colburn LLP is nationally ranked #7 for patents out of 271 U.S. law firms, as reported in Intellectual Property Today magazine’s annual list of "Top Patent Firms," published in its March, 2013 issue.
- Hartford MagazineFebruary 1, 2013
Michael Cantor's collection of patent models and patents is featured in Hartford magazine.
- Washington Business JournalJanuary 2, 2013
- Washington Business JournalJanuary 2, 2013
- Connecticut Law TribuneNovember 19, 2012
- October 20, 2012
Michael Cantor, Co-Managing Partner of Cantor Colburn, spoke at the 2012 Seoul International Trademark Forum on October 19, presented jointly by the International Trademark Association (INTA) and the Korean Trademark & Design Association (KOTA) at the COEX Intercontinental Seoul. Mr. Cantor’s presentation discussed the issues of “use” and “intent to use” in the establishment of trademark rights in the United States. An audience of 250 trademark practitioners from South Korea and around the world attended the Forum. INTA and KOTA timed their event to lead up to the 43rd World Intellectual Property Congress of the Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle (AIPPI), also held in Seoul immediately following the International Trademark Forum.
- Connecticut Law TribuneOctober 8, 2012
- Atlanta Business ChronicleOctober 2, 2012
- Washington Business JournalOctober 2, 2012
- Corporate CounselOctober 1, 2012
- Corporate CounselOctober 1, 2012
- Connecticut Law TribuneSeptember 3, 2012
- Hartford Business JournalAugust 14, 2012
- June 14, 2012
On June 13, 2012, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) revealed the list of 1,930 proposed new generic top-level domains (gTLDs).
- Client Alert: Beware of Trademark Notices from Third Parties that Resemble Official Communications from the USPTOJune 13, 2012
- Corporate CounselJune 1, 2012
- Client Alert: ICANN Announces “Reveal Day” for Applications for New Global Top-Level Domains (gTLDs)May 31, 2012
- May 23, 2012
- Cantor Colburn Partner Curtis Krechevsky Nominated to International Who’s Who of Trademark Lawyers 2012May 9, 2012
- May 7, 2012
- Corporate Counsel magazineMay 1, 2012
- Connecticut Law TribuneApril 16, 2012
- Connecticut Law TribuneApril 9, 2012
- March 20, 2012
- Connecticut Law TribuneFebruary 6, 2012
- February 1, 2012
- Connecticut Law TribuneJanuary 23, 2012
- January 1, 2012
- West Hartford NewsNovember 29, 2011
- Connecticut Law TribuneNovember 28, 2011
- November 10, 2011
- November 8, 2011
- Cantor Colburn Attorneys Michelle P. Ciotola and Thomas J. Mango Named 2011 Rising Stars in Connecticut by Super LawyersNovember 8, 2011
- October 17, 2011
- October 13, 2011
- IP Law 360October 12, 2011
- Corporate Counsel magazineOctober 3, 2011
- Connecticut Law TribuneJuly 29, 2011
- IP Law 360July 18, 2011
- Connecticut Law TribuneMay 16, 2011
- The Connecticut Law TribuneApril 18, 2011
- The Connecticut Law Tribune, Vol. 37, No. 16April 18, 2011
- The Connecticut Law Tribune, Vol. 37, No. 12March 21, 2011
- Hartford Business JournalMarch 14, 2011
- Intellectual Property TodayMarch 1, 2011
- World Trademark ReviewFebruary 1, 2011
- The Connecticut Law TribuneJanuary 31, 2011
- Hartford Business JournalJanuary 31, 2011
- January 24, 2011
- Cantor Colburn LLPJanuary 19, 2011
- The Inaugural Cantor Colburn LLP Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship Distinguished Speaker SeriesCantor Colburn LLPJanuary 19, 2011
- The Connecticut Law TribuneJanuary 3, 2011
- Corporate CounselDecember 31, 2010
- Connecticut Law TribuneOctober 11, 2010
- Corporate Counsel magazineSeptember 1, 2010
- Corporate Counsel magazineSeptember 1, 2010
- Cantor Colburn to host International Trademark Association Roundtable Event, “Anti-Counterfeiting, Customs, & Seizures"INTAAugust 9, 2010
- Connecticut Law TribuneAugust 2, 2010
- The Connecticut Law TribuneJuly 19, 2010
- University of Connecticut School of Law Graduate ReportJuly 13, 2010
- Intellectual Property TodayJune 1, 2010
- Connecticut Law TribuneMay 31, 2010
- Business WireMay 18, 2010
- May 17, 2010
- UConn Foundation NewsletterMay 4, 2010
- May 3, 2010
- April 19, 2010
- INTA BulletinApril 1, 2010
- INTAApril 1, 2010
- The Connecticut Law TribuneMarch 29, 2010
- Intellectual Property TodayMarch 1, 2010
- The Trademark InsiderJanuary 20, 2010
- IP Law & BusinessJanuary 11, 2010
- Law360December 7, 2009
- The Hartford CourantOctober 16, 2009
- INTA BulletinOctober 15, 2009
- Connecticut Law TribuneOctober 12, 2009
- Connecticut Law TribuneSeptember 28, 2009
- Connecticut Law TribuneAugust 25, 2009
- The Connecticut Law TribuneJuly 6, 2009
- BusinessWireJune 16, 2009
- The Connecticut Law TribuneApril 20, 2009
- Connecticut Law TribuneApril 20, 2009
- IP Law & BusinessApril 1, 2009
- Connecticut Law TribuneMarch 16, 2009
- The Hartford Business JournalFebruary 23, 2009
- IP Law & BusinessAugust 1, 2008
- The Trademark InsiderJuly 1, 2008
- The CT Law TribuneMay 12, 2008
- Intellectual Property TodayMay 4, 2008
- Intellectual Property TodayMay 1, 2008
- The CT Law TribuneApril 7, 2008
- GC New EnglandMarch 24, 2008
- The CT Law TribuneMarch 20, 2008
- Intellectual Property TodayMarch 3, 2008
- Intellectual Property TodayMarch 1, 2008
- IP FrontlineAugust 17, 2006
Partner Dave Christensen’s article, "The Tools to Make Your Patent Valuation Look Better," was published by IP Frontline (August 17, 2006). In it, Dave examines a method of quickly assessing and formulating a valuation for a large volume of patent assets. This process used secondary parameters available from commercial suppliers along with depreciation techniques for communicating the value of the patent assets to financial members of the team.