Cantor Colburn News Archive
- Legal 500 USAJune 1, 2022
Cantor Colburn has been recommended as a Top Tier Firm by the Legal 500 United States 2022 in Intellectual Property for Patents: Prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings). Cantor Colburn has been recognized for this highly selective honor for more than a decade.
- IP Law360May 19, 2022
IP Law360 published the expert analysis article, "Export Compliance Tips For Patenting Dual-Use Tech," on May 19, 2022, written by Cantor Colburn attorneys Grant Ehrlich, Ph.D., Esq. and Maggie Russell, Esq.
- May 10, 2022
Counsel Nick Herrel was recognized by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) as their 2022 Man of the Year (Connecticut) for raising tens of thousands of dollars for blood cancer research.
- May 4, 2022
Congratulations to Michelle Ciotola and the incredibly talented, inspiring 2022 class of honorees at the Hartford Business Journal's Top 25 Women in Business.
- The Trademark LawyerIssue 2, 2022
Cantor Colburn Partners Michelle Ciotola and David Kincaid evaluate the expectations for how the USPTO will handle IP due diligence for NFTs - an exciting, if not emerging, technology, in their article, "Don't forget the NFTs: IP due diligence for emerging technologies," published in The Trademark Lawyer Magazine, Issue 2, 2022. Read it here.
- April 7, 2022
Cantor Colburn’s Women’s Initiative hosted the Hartford Area AIPLA Women in IP Global Networking Event on April 7, 2022 at Parkville Market in Hartford.
- April 2, 2022
Cantor Colburn's Client Alert on important facts about U.S. sanctions on Russian patent and trademark matters.
- March 8, 2022
Cantor Colburn is pleased to announce that Kimberly Vines, Ph.D., Esq., has been promoted to Counsel in the Firm’s Atlanta office. Dr. Vines’ expertise is in prosecuting U.S., foreign, and international applications with a focus in the areas of chemicals, small molecule pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology. She practices all aspects of patent prosecution including non-infringement opinions.
- March 1, 2022
Cantor Colburn LLP is happy to welcome Youngmin Lee, Ph.D. to the firm as a Patent Agent in our Atlanta office.
- February 15, 2022
Michael Cantor, Co-Managing Partner of Cantor Colburn LLP and Chair of Connecticut Innovations, will accompany Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and other public and private sector leaders on a trip to Israel. The weeklong trip from February 17-25, 2022 will focus on strengthening Connecticut's connections to members of Israel’s innovation ecosystem, including venture capitalists, incubators, accelerators, and thought leaders.
- January 25, 2022
After many years of starts and stalls, the Unitary Patent System in Europe is finally happening. The Unitary Patent System will provide the option to obtain a single European Patent which can be enforced against an infringer acting in any member state. This appears to be a game changer for owners of patents that issue under the protocol.
- January 12, 2022
The USPTO has announced the Deferred Subject Matter Eligibility (SME) Response Pilot Program, which launches on February 1, 2022, and provides applicants with a limited waiver with respect to SME rejections applied against an application. The program provides a sequenced approach to handling substantive rejections, where SME rejections are handled after the resolution of all other patentability rejections.
Cantor Colburn LLP is pursuing Mansfield Rule Certification, which aims to increase the representation of diverse lawyers in law firm leadership. The Mansfield Rule certification process takes place over 18 months and was created by Diversity Lab. “We are pursuing Mansfield Certification because Diversity Lab has shown this is an effective way for law firms to increase diversity in leadership,” said Phil Colburn, Co-Managing Partner of Cantor Colburn. “We are interested in measurable, concrete successes.”
- December 21, 2021
The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is proposing to implement electronic patent issuance. Under this change, the USPTO would no longer issue patents on paper; instead, it would issue patents electronically through its patent document viewing system. This would mean patents would issue sooner in electronic form, possibly with only two or three days’ notice, and that physical copies would no longer be mailed to the correspondence address as part of the patent issuance process.
- December 8, 2021
Cantor Colburn is proud to announce that Eugene Kwon and Samantha Page, Ph.D. have been promoted to Senior Patent Agent, effective January 1, 2022.
- Law360December 7, 2021
Law360 published the article, "Conn. IP Attys Cite Ethical Unease On Texting, Chinese Filings," written by Sameer Rao on December 7, 2021, which covered the Connecticut Bar Association webinar, "Hot Topics in Ethics for Intellectual Property Attorneys." Todd Garabedian, Partner and Vice Chair of Cantor Colburn's Life Sciences Practice Group, was a panelist.
- November 19, 2021
On November 19, 2021, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued a final rule that will delay an additional fee for nonprovisional utility patent applications, including any continuing applications, not filed in DOCX format. Through this ruling, the USPTO is delaying the effective date of this fee until January 1, 2023.
- November 17, 2021
On November 17, 2021, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) finalized a series of new rules implementing the provisions of the Trademark Modernization Act (TMA). Many of these new rules have significant impact to trademark stakeholders. Five of the most important changes are discussed in this Cantor Colburn Client Alert.
- November 4, 2021
U.S. News - Best Lawyers® has ranked Cantor Colburn among the country’s "Best Law Firms" for 2022. Cantor Colburn’s patent, litigation, trademark, and copyright, practices were cited, and litigation was cited for both intellectual property and patent litigation.
- Super LawyersOctober 12, 2021
Cantor Colburn LLP, one of the largest full-service intellectual property law firms in the country, is pleased to announce that Co-Managing Partner Michael Cantor is a Super Lawyer and Ali Caless and Ali Hayter are Super Lawyers Rising Stars. Only 5% of attorneys are selected to be Super Lawyers; only 2.5% of attorneys are selected to be Rising Stars.
- September 18, 2021
Cantor Colburn is proud to sponsor Connecticut Foodshare Walk Against Hunger on September 18, 2021. The Hartford Yard Goats will will again host the event at Dunkin’ Donuts Park. Last year’s Walk raised over $300,000 to benefit Foodshare's work serving the estimated 545,000 people in Connecticut who are food insecure.
- September 13, 2021
Cantor Colburn LLP announces that Sana Pratt, Ph.D. has joined the firm as a Patent Agent in its Life Sciences and Pharmaceutical Practice Groups.
- Hartford Business JournalSeptember 6, 2021
"Hartford area law firms seek more investment in technology, less on office space," by Stephen MacLeod, published by the Hartford Business Journal, September 6, 2021, discusses law firms' plans for office space in the future. Michael Cantor is interviewed.
- Hartford Business Journal
Cantor Colburn partner Ali Hayter was named one of the Hartford Business Journal’s 2021 40 Under Forty.
- August 20, 2021
In August 2021, the United States Federal Circuit Court of Appeals held in Omni Medsci vs. Apple Inc. that a university IP policy and employment agreement providing that patents developed by an employee “shall be the property of” the university does not present an automatic assignment of future patent rights, and therefore is not sufficient to effectuate the assignment of legal title to the university. This case is a reminder that proper assignment language in a contract must be utilized to effectuate the desired transfer of intellectual property, and without it, you may not own what you think you own.
- Best LawyersAugust 19, 2021
Cantor Colburn is proud to announce that seven of our attorneys have been recognized as 2022 Best Lawyers and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. Best Lawyers are Michael Cantor, Phil Colburn, Curt Krechevsky, David Rodrigues, Ph.D. and Mike Rye and Best Lawyers One to Watch is Ali Caless.
- July 21, 2021
Cantor Colburn's IP Stars in 2021 per Managing IP are Michael Cantor, Phil Colburn, Todd Garabedian, David Fox, Leah Reimer and Karl Vick.
- June 30, 2021
The recent U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Minerva Surgical, Inc. v. Hologic, Inc., et al. upholds the centuries-old doctrine of assignor estoppel while simultaneously clarifying the boundaries of the doctrine’s application. Minerva may impact how businesses develop and implement their strategies to perfect ownership of their intellectual property. Cantor Colburn's Client Alert discusses what this means to you.
- June 22, 2021
Supreme Court Requires More Oversight Over PTAB In Arthrex Decision, a Cantor Colburn Client Alert written by Post-Grant Practice Chair Andrew Ryan."The Supreme Court finds that the USPTO Director has ultimate oversight over PTAB decisions .... IPR procedures are expected to remain intact largely as is."
- June 1, 2021
Cantor Colburn LLP announces that Nancy Kennedy has joined the firm as Counsel in its top ten Trademark & Copyright Practice. Ms. Kennedy brings more than 15 years’ expertise in intellectual property, concentrating on all aspects of trademark and copyright law, trade dress, and cyberlaw matters.
- The Legal 500June 1, 2021
Cantor Colburn has been recommended as a Top Tier Firm by the Legal 500 United States 2021 in Intellectual Property for Patents: Prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings).
- May 1, 2021
Cantor Colburn has top rankings from IP STARS (Managing IP) in 2020/2021, including #1 in Connecticut and congratulations to Michael Cantor, Phil Colburn, Leah Reimer and David Fox for special recognition.
- April 26, 2021
Pharmaceutical Litigation Chair Steve Coyle will be a panelist at the Paragraph IV Disputes Conference in New York City, April 26-27, 2021.
- April 19, 2021
Cantor Colburn is proud to sponsor the Atlanta Community Food Bank's 2021 Georgi Legal Food Frenzy.
- April 14, 2021
Partner and Trademark & Copyright Vice Chair Michelle Ciotola, Sofya Nadgorny of Warner Music Group and Stacy Stewart of Coty, Inc. co-authored the white paper, Trademark Modernization Act - Summary, for trademark practitioners. The authors spoke at the Global Trademark Forum on April 14, 2021.
- The Patent Lawyer MagazineApril 1, 2021
Cantor Colburn has been included in the Top 10 Patent Firms in The Patent Lawyer Magazine Law Firm Rankings 2021/22 for “Most Well-Respected Law Firm 2021.” Cantor Colburn was also recognized as a Top 10 Trademark Law Firm by sister publication the Trademark Lawyer Magazine. Cantor Colburn is one of the largest, full-service intellectual property law firms in the U.S., with outstanding patent and trademark practices, as well as licensing, litigation, and more.
- March 3, 2021
Cantor Colburn Partner Karl Vick will be a panelist for the Lexology webinar, Discussing the IP Industry Outlook for the U.S. in 2021, on March 3, 2021. Using NovumIP's global IP industry benchmarking report released earlier this year as the discussion starting point, Karl and the other experts on the panel will delve into major themes including COVID-19 resiliency, adapting to industry consolidation, IP protection concerns, reconsidering IP strategy, communicating value, technology challenges and the role of IP service providers.
- March 1, 2021
Cantor Colburn is proud to sponsor the New Haven American Chemical Society's 6th Annual Student Research Symposium. The annual event will take place virtually and be live streamed in December. Dennis Jakiela, Ph.D., a senior patent at Cantor Colburn, is the head judge.
- January 31, 2021
In Memoriam: David S. Fishman, 1933-2021
All of us at Cantor Colburn offer deepest sympathy to the family of David S. Fishman, who founded the firm that preceded Cantor Colburn. He is of blessed memory.
- January 5, 2021
Brexit, the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU), impacts your registered and pending trademarks and registered community designs (RCDs) by creating new corresponding rights in the UK. What about your utility patents? Brexit has no impact on utility patents pending or granted by the European Patent Office (EPO) because Brexit relates to the UK leaving the EU, and the EPO is separate from the EU.
- December 24, 2020
Further to our December 22, 2020 Client Alert providing post-Brexit guidance for EU and UK IP rights, surprisingly the UK and the EU announced earlier today, December 24, 2020, that they had reached a final Brexit Trade Deal. Cantor Colburn's Client Alert, December 2020 Brexit Status and Its Impact on Your Trademark and Design Rights, provides a thorough summary.
- December 22, 2020
As the deadline for Brexit approaches, it seems unlikely that a further trade deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union will occur. Therefore, existing guidance on United Kingdom and European trademark and design rights continues unchanged and is summarized in this Cantor Colburn Client Alert.
- NIH Selects Cantor Colburn for 10-Year, Multimillion-Dollar Contract for Patent Legal Services in Chemistry
Cantor Colburn LLP, the #3 firm for patents in the United States, is proud to have been awarded a ten-year, multimillion-dollar contract with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest biomedical research agency in the world, to provide patent legal services in chemistry.
- The Patent Lawyer MagazineDecember 1, 2020
Todd Garabedian's article, "Determining joint inventorship: antibody paying attention?" for The Patent Lawyer Magazine Annual 2021 issue. Their article discusses the tenets of joint inventorship under U.S. law with specific reference to the Dana-Farber decision.
- Hartford Business JournalNovember 16, 2020
Cantor Colburn LLP Co-Managing Partner and Connecticut Innovations Chair Michael Cantor is quoted in the November 16, 2020 The Hartford Business Journal article, Five years in, Hartford's start up scene grows but is still in early stages, about the importance of startups from outside the state that have set up operations in Hartford in recent years.
- November 11, 2020
Cantor Colburn's Client Alert addresses the Federal Circuit's decision on establishing venue in Hatch-Waxman suits.
- October 13, 2020
Cantor Colburn LLP, one of the largest full-service intellectual property law firms in the country, is pleased to announce that partners Michael Cantor and Andrew Ryan are Super Lawyers and Ali Caless and Ali Hayter are Super Lawyers Rising Stars. Only 5% of attorneys are selected to be Super Lawyers; only 2.5% of attorneys are selected to be Rising Stars.
- October 2, 2020
On October 2, 2020, certain fees charged by the USPTO will be increased. The USPTO indicates that these fee increases are necessary to keep pace with increasing costs and to provide for continued operations.
- September 30, 2020
Cantor Colburn is hosting an AIPLA women's networking and bourbon tasting event via Zoom on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, “Building Bonds Over Bourbon: Conversations with IP Colleagues.
- September 12, 2020
The 13th annual New England Parkinson’s Ride will be held on September 12, 2020 as a Synchronized Ride all around the globe. Team Cantor Colburn raised more than $10,000.
- August 27, 2020
Dress for Success Hartford will hold a Virtual and Free Celebration of its 15th Anniversary Capital Catwalk event on September 23, 2020 from 7:30pm – 8:00pm on WFSB's Channel 3 Eyewitness News Facebook Live. Cantor Colburn is proud to be a returning Catwalk Sponsor. We also recognize Lauren Bousquet, Cantor Colburn’s CFO, for volunteering in the organization’s Career Development Program.
Cantor Colburn attorneys Michael A. Cantor, Philmore H. Colburn II, Michael J. Rye, and David Rodrigues, Ph.D. have been named Best Lawyers® by U.S. News 2021.
Cantor Colburn's most recent COVID-19 Client Alert summaries the latest guidance from the USPTO: for small and micro entities, deadlines to payment of patent-related fees are extended to September 30, 2020. If deadline for claim of benefit of priority lapses, the usual two-month deadline to petition for restoration of priority is extended to the later of (a) two months, or (b) July 31, 2020.
- June 17, 2020
The webinar, U.S. Design Patents, Quickest, Easiest, and Cost-Effective, led by Cantor Colburn's Co-Managing Partner Michael Cantor and Design Patent Practice Co-Chair Daniel Drexler, aired on June 17, 2020. A rebroadcast and the presentation are available.
- June 1, 2020
Cantor Colburn is an IP Stars Top Tier Law Firm in Patents and Trademarks for 2020-2021 and attorneys Michael Cantor, Philmore Colburn, Pamela Curbelo, David Fox, and Leah Reimer, Ph.D. are Patent Stars in 2020.
- Legal 500 US 2020June 1, 2020
The 2020 edition of The Legal 500 United States recommends Cantor Colburn as a “Top Tier” Law Firm for Patent Prosecution, Re-examination, and Post Grant Proceedings.
- May 28, 2020
Michelle Ciotola was a panelist for the webinar, "Global Trademark Portfolio ... expert tips to lower cost and risk," presented by Novagraaf. Also on the panel: Novagraaf’s Alastair Rawlence and Toon Simons, and Warner Music Group's Sofya Nadgorny.
- May 28, 2020
Cantor Colburn copyright attorneys presented a webinar on copyright law for artists, called, "Creativity and the Law: A Webinar for Artists on What Every Artist Should Know About Copyright," on May 28, 2020. This webinar was in partnership with the Greater Hartford Arts Council to explain how art is protected by copyright law. Michelle Ciotola, Ali Caless, Benjamin Cantor and Crysta Lemon Schmidt presented.
- May 14, 2020
Cantor Colburn provides a snapshot of the most current patent and trademark extensions.
- May 12, 2020
Cantor Colburn partners and former in-house IP counsel Karl Barr and Karl Vick were panelists at the webinar, "Plan, Don't Panic! Effectively Managing Your Patent Portfolio," on May 7, 2020, presented by Novagraaf. Cedric Gaspoz, Managing Director IP Services Patent, and Maxime Goeman, Renewals & Support Services Manager, at Novagraaf joined Karl Barr and Karl Vick in a discussion of portfolio alignment, budget management, technology solutions and best practice tips for remotely managing portfolios.
- May 7, 2020
The USPTO and the U.S. Copyright Office announced that under authority provided by CARES Act, extensions of time first announced on March 31 will be further extended for filing of certain documents and payment of certain fees. The USPTO extensions are effective as to filings and payments due on or after March 27, 2020 through May 31, 2020. The Copyright Office extensions are now effective as against filings that would have been or are due for the period on or after March 13, 2020 through July 10, 2020.
- May 6, 2020
Jenae Gureff co-hosted a networking event during the AIPLA Spring Meeting on May 4, 2020 - this year conducted virtually for the first time.
- April 30, 2020
Trademark and Litigation Partner Tom Mango was a panelist for the webinar, Online Brand Protection, on April 30, 2020. Presented by Novagraaf, Tom, Lia Young from Caterpillar, and Anca Draganescu-Pinawin from Novagraaf discussed the risks and opportunities for brand owners. The panelists explored the risks and opportunities posed to both brands and consumers online. The recording of this session is available on Novagraaf's website here.
- As industry consolidates, Hartford’s Cantor Colburn steadily becomes one of nation’s largest IP law firmsHartford Business JournalApril 7, 2020
"As industry consolidates, Hartford’s Cantor Colburn steadily becomes one of nation’s largest IP law firms," written by Joe Cooper, was published by the Hartford Business Journal on April 7, 2020.
- April 1, 2020
The USPTO and Copyright Office have announced certain deadline extensions due to the ongoing COVID-19 emergency. Most patent prosecution, PTAB, and trademark registration filings and payments initially due between March 27 and April 30 are extended for 30 days. Copyright registration timing provisions may be extended 30 days or two months, upon showing of cause, from the date a COVID-19-related disruption ends.
- April 1, 2020
Cantor Colburn is closely monitoring updates from the USPTO and Copyright Office, including certain extended deadlines which were published March 31, 2020. We are sharing a detailed Client Alert and one-page, quick references sheets on patents and trademarks.
- IP Law360March 18, 2020
Curt Krechevsky and Ali Caless co-authored the article “TTAB Rulings' Preclusive Effect 5 Years After B&B Hardware,” published in IP Law360 on March 18, 2020.
- February 11, 2020
The USPTO announced new rules affecting the trademark registration process, effective February 15, 2020. Cantor Colburn’s Client Alert discusses three of the most important rules that will impact our clients’ U.S. trademark interests: a requirement to provide a valid and monitored email address for all applicants even when represented by outside counsel; a tightening of the requirements for acceptable specimens of use; and a requirement that all applications and other USPTO formal documents and correspondence must be filed electronically.
- December 18, 2019
Victor Kernus will deliver the alumni commencement address during the Temple University College of Engineering fall commencement ceremony on December 18, 2019. He will be joined by Jezreel Konstantinos, a candidate to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering, who will deliver the student address. Victor is an alumnus of the school, having earned a bachelor's in mechanical engineering, cum laude.
Cantor Colburn extends our best wishes to all for the holidays and the new year.
The firm's holiday greeting features the image of Vincent van Gogh’s painting “Vase with Poppies,” which is in the collection of the Hartford’s Wadsworth Atheneum art museum, the oldest continually operating public art museum in the country. We chose Vase with Poppies for this year’s holiday greeting because of its beauty, its international importance, the pivotal role technology has played in its story, and our shared hometown.
- December 12, 2019
Cantor Colburn is proud to sponsor the 2019 IPO Education Foundation Awards Dinner which recognizes extraordinary achievement and leadership in IP. The event takes place on December 12, 2019 at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Cantor Colburn is sponsoring the Welcome Reception for the fourth consecutive year.
- JuristatDecember 12, 2019
Cantor Colburn is a “Top Patent Firm by Tech Center 2019” (Juristat, December 12, 2019).
The firm earned its spot on the list with a top ten performance on applications filed within USPTO Tech Centers 1700 (Chemical and Materials Engineering), 2100 (Computer Architecture Software and Information Security), 2800 (Semiconductors, Electrical and Optical Systems and Components), 3600 (Transportation, Electronic Commerce, Construction, Agriculture), and 3700 (Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing and Products).
- December 5, 2019
Cantor Colburn is proud to be a returning sponsor of the annual Tons of Toys event, organized by Hartford Young Professionals and Entrepreneurs (HYPE), an initiative of the MetroHartford Alliance. Thousands of toys are collected and are given to the YMCA of Greater Hartford, in support of their youth and family programs.
- November 1, 2019
U.S. News - Best Lawyers® has ranked Cantor Colburn among the country’s "Best Law Firms" for 2020. Cantor Colburn’s trademark, copyright, and litigation practices were cited, and litigation was cited for both intellectual property and patent litigation. Earlier this year Michael A. Cantor, Philmore H. Colburn II, and Michael J. Rye were recognized as Best Lawyers.
- October 18, 2019
Cantor Colburn's corporate team was #1 for fundraising at the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Light the Night Walk on October 17, 2019 in Bushnell Park, Hartford. More than $8,000 was raised during a two month workplace campaign led by LLS Board Member Nicholas Herrel, Ph.D. Esq.
- September 12, 2019
Cantor Colburn is proud to announce the addition of Partners Vincent Cichosz and Marc N. Henschke and Counsel Joseph Barrera, Ph.D. and Aaron Bumgarner.
- September 9, 2019
Cantor Colburn is proud to be a returning Silver Sponsor of the New England Parkinson’s Ride, held on September 7, 2019, in Old Orchard Beach, Maine. This year more than 1,300 riders raised more than one million dollars. Team Cantor Colburn included Grant Ehrlich, Jim Wimpe, Jared Howenstine, Sandra Shaner and Nancy Folsom.
- August 19, 2019
Co-Managing Partners Michael A. Cantor and Philmore H. Colburn II and Partner and Litigation Department Co-Chair Michael J. Rye have been selected as U.S. News – Best Lawyers® (2020 Edition).
- July 22, 2019
Supreme Court Finds New Protection for Trademark Owners Who Wish to Obtain Immoral or Scandalous Trademarks.
- June 21, 2019
Cantor Colburn is proud to be a silver sponsor for the ninth annual Sikorsky Homerun for Heroes. The event honors Connecticut military veterans and their families and funds raised benefit military veterans’ organizations in Connecticut.
- IP Stars 2019June 17, 2019
Cantor Colburn is pleased to announce that Leah M. Reimer, Ph.D, Esq. has been named one of the Top 250 Women in IP for 2019 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.
- June 17, 2019
Cantor Colburn is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as a worldwide leader in patent prosecution in the recent Patent Prosecution Intelligence Report released by Patexia, data analytics company that analyzes intellectual property. Of the more than 500 U.S. patent law firms examined for activity and performance between 2014 and 2018, Cantor Colburn was ranked No. 8 for Most Active Law Firm Overall, which places it in the top 0.2 percent most active law firms for patent prosecution, No. 6 for Most Active Law Firms in High-Tech, and No. 43 in the top 100 Most Active Law Firms in Bio-Tech.
- June 14, 2019
Co-Managing Partners Michael Cantor and Philmore Colburn and partners Pamela Curbelo, David Fox, and Leah Reimer, Ph.D., were selected as IP Stars in the 2019 World IP Survey by Managing Intellectual Property.
- Cantor Colburn - Legal 500 U.S. 2019 Leading Firm for Patent Prosecution, Re-examination, and Post Grant ProceedingsJune 1, 2019
Cantor Colburn has been recommended as a Leading Firm by the Legal 500 United States 2019 in Intellectual Property for Patents: Prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings). This is the 10th consecutive year that Cantor Colburn has been recognized for this highly selective honor.
- May 10, 2019
Cantor Colburn partner Grant M. Ehrlich, Ph.D., Esq. is the co-author of a chapter in the 5th edition of Linden’s Handbook of Batteries, published on May 10, 2019. This is the third edition of the Handbook that Dr. Ehrlich has contributed to, having compiled the works of thousands of scientific studies to write an up-to-date chapter on lithium-ion batteries.
- IP Law360May 8, 2019
IP Law360 published Harrity Patent Analytics' list of the Top 300 patent owners in 2018. From the article, "IBM, Samsung, Canon Led 2018 Patent Gains, Report Says," by Dani Kass, May 8, 2019.
- April 30, 2019
Cantor Colburn is proud to sponsor the Atlanta Community Food Bank's 2019 Legal Food Frenzy.
- 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 in the January 25, 2019 the Connecticut Law Tribune article.
- 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
Susan M. Zerull, in-house counsel at The Dow Chemical Company for 25 years, joins Cantor Colburn as Counsel in its Detroit office.
- November 26, 2018
Cantor Colburn LLP is been the fastest growing patent law firm in the country, according to patent analytics and research firm Juristat in its blog post, “The 10 Fastest Growing Patent Law Firms” (November 8, 2018).
- November 1, 2018
U.S. News - Best Lawyers® has ranked Cantor Colburn among the country’s "Best Law Firms" for 2019. Cantor Colburn’s copyright and litigation practices were cited, and litigation was cited for both intellectual property and patent litigation.
- 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
Cantor Colburn partners 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 and Litigation Department Chair Michael J. Rye were recognized for the third consecutive year.
- August 27, 2018
Cantor Colburn has expanded its Atlanta office with the addition of patent attorney Kimberly Vines, Ph.D. Prior to practicing law, Kimberly worked as a chemist at several companies in the greater Boston area.
- 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.
- July 25, 2018
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit rejected drug maker Allergan PLC’s attempt to shield its highly profitable Restasis patents from inter partes review (IPR) challenges by transferring them to a Native American tribe, as discussed in Cantor Colburn's Client Alert.
- July 16, 2018
Cantor Colburn has expanded its Life Sciences Practice Group with the addition of Bryan D. Zerhusen, Ph.D. as a partner in the firm’s Hartford headquarters office. Dr. Zerhusen will be the Chair of the firm’s exceptionally talented life sciences practice.
- 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.
- 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. 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).
- 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
Cantor Colburn is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven M. Coyle as the new Co-Chair of the firm’s Litigation Department effective November 1, 2017. He joins his fellow partner and litigator Michael J. Rye in leading the department.
- November 1, 2017
For the second consecutive year, U.S. News - Best Lawyers® has ranked Cantor Colburn among the country’s "Best Law Firms." Cantor Colburn’s copyright and litigation practices were cited, and litigation was cited for both intellectual property and patent litigation.
- 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
Cantor Colburn attorney Alicia Hayter has been recognized as a New Leader in the Law by the Connecticut Law Tribune.
- 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 Michael J. Rye, who leads the firm’s Litigation Department, were selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2018.
- 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, and Andy Ryan received special recognition from the editors of the publication.
- 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
Cantor Colburn partner Grant M. Ehrlich, Ph.D. has been elected the 72nd president of the Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association (CIPLA). Joining him on the executive committee as the 2017-2018 program chair is fellow partner Leslie-Anne Maxwell, Ph.D.
- 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
On April 28, 2017, new partners Grant Ehrlich, Ph.D. and Thomas Mango were cited in the article, "Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up The Firm Ranks In Q1."
- 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.
- August 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 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.
- April 20, 2016
The Connecticut Law Tribune announced that Cantor Colburn’s Co-Managing Partners Michael A. Cantor and Philmore H. Colburn II are winners of its Professional Excellence Awards.
- 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.
- 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
Cantor Colburn LLP, one the largest full-service intellectual property law firms in the country, announced today that U.S. design patent number 731,858 was issued to Mike Golic, host of ESPN’s popular Mike & Mike morning show and former NFL defensive lineman, and his son Jake Golic.
- 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.
- 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
Cantor Colburn Co-Managing Partner Michael Cantor and Trademark & Copyright Department Chair Curt Krechevsky wrote the article "An Overview of Trademark Oppositions in the U.S." which appeared in two parts in China IP Magazine in its May and June 2015 issues.
- 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.
- The Connecticut Law TribuneApril 20, 2015
Anne Maxwell, Andrew Ryan, Steve Coyle, Christopher Potts, and Derek Denhart co-wrote the article "Will Biosimilar Applicants Opt Out of Patent Dance? Federal Court Ruling to Have Impact on Future Litigation Strategies," published by the Connecticut Law Tribune on April 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.
- 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."
- 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
Cantor Colburn is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of the LES Asia-Pacific Regional Conference 2014 in Seoul, Korea on November 5-6. Attorneys Jim Merrick and Jaehoon Kim, who are members of the firm's Korean Practice Group, will attend the conference.
- 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.
- 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.
- www.ctinventionconvention.orgApril 2, 2014
Michael Cantor gave the keynote speech when the Connecticut State Legislature hosted the Connecticut Invention Convention at the state Capitol. 170 student inventors from 14 schools, legislators, and Cantor Colburn Associate Eric Baron, a CIC board member, attended.
- 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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 7, 2012
- Corporate Counsel magazineMay 1, 2012
- Connecticut Law TribuneApril 16, 2012
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- Connecticut Law TribuneJanuary 23, 2012
- West Hartford NewsNovember 29, 2011
- Connecticut Law TribuneNovember 28, 2011
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- 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 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.