Cantor Colburn News
Cantor Colburn LLP is pleased to announce that six attorneys have been promoted within the Firm to partnership, effective January 1, 2024. The new partners are Asaf Batelman, Ali Caless, Nancy Kennedy, Sung Wook Kooh, Matteo Pedini, and Kimberly Vines, Ph.D. The promoted attorneys have been part of the firm for several years, earning the respect of their colleagues and consistently delivering excellent service to clients throughout their tenure.
Cantor Colburn LLP has earned Mansfield Rule Certification status for midsize law firms, a key industry accreditation that reflects the Firm’s commitment to fostering diversity among its leadership ranks. Mansfield Certification is awarded by Diversity Lab to law firms that consider at least 30% women, LGBTQ+ lawyers, lawyers of color, and lawyers with disabilities for leadership roles, advancements in the partnership, client pitch opportunities, and in hiring. Cantor Colburn completed a rigorous 18-month collaboration with Diversity Lab and 70 other law firms participating in a certification process to grow and sustain diversity in law firm leadership.
- October 5, 2023
Cantor Colburn Partner Duane Minley hosts a Roundtable Discussion on Mentorship and Sponsorship at Driving Diversity in Law & Leadership Summit presented by Centerforce on October 5, 2023, in Seattle.
Warmest wishes from all of us at Cantor Colburn for happy holidays to all our friends around the world.
Cantor Colburn earns top rankings in the Patexia 2023 Patent Prosecution Intelligence Report: Cantor Colburn is the #4 Most Active Law Firm and the #51 Best Performing Law Firm in Bio-Tech. James Merrick is in the Top 50 for Most Active in U.S. Patent Prosecution, Daniel Lent and Daniel Drexler are in the Top 100 Most Active Patent Prosecution Attorneys, and Brad Lawrence and Jay Jang, Ph.D. are in the Top 250 Most Active Patent Prosecution Attorneys.
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 Todd Garabedian are 2023 Super Lawyers and Ali Caless is a 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 11, 2023
- The Trademark Lawyer Magazine 2023September 4, 2023
Cantor Colburn is recognized in The 2023 Ten Most Well-Respected Law Firms in The Trademark Lawyer Magazine. Cantor Colburn was also recognized as a Most Well Respected Patent Law Firm by sister publication the Patent Lawyer Magazine.
Cantor Colburn proudly announces the expansion of its legal team with the hiring of new attorneys and patent agents.
- August 17, 2023
- The Patent LawyerAugust 1, 2023
Anne Maxwell, Partner and Chair of the Pharmaceutical Patent Practice Group, reports on the Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi case that has cemented enablement requirements drawn from the Wands Test and three recent biotech decisions in her article, "Federal Circuit cases provide enablement guidance following Supreme Court decision," appearing in the July/August 2023 issue of the Patent Lawyer Magazine.
- Penguins, Grogu, and the color orange: the implications of artificial intelligence and its use of copyrighted materialsThe Trademark Lawyer 2023, Issue 3July 1, 2023
In her article, "Penguins, Grogu, and the color orange," appearing in the Trademark Lawyer Magazine in Issue 3, 2023, Michelle Ciotola, Partner and Trademark & Copyright Chair at Cantor Colburn LLP, evaluates the ever-evolving debate surrounding AI-created works according to US Copyright Law from both a use and generation perspective. Michelle leads the #8 trademark practice in the U.S. and is a frequent speaker on intellectual property and artificial intelligence issues.
- June 9, 2023
Cantor Colburn is proud to sponsor the Raytheon Technologies Invention Convention U.S. Nationals at the Henry Ford campus on June 7- 9, 2023. The eighth annual event takes place inside the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation where more than 300 students from across the country display their inventions alongside the greatest innovations in American history. Invention Convention Worldwide is a K-12 invention education program aligned with national and state educational standards that teaches students problem-identification, problem-solving, entrepreneurship, and creativity skills. The program builds confidence in invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship for life.
- June 2023
Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote for a unanimous Supreme Court in Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi (May 18, 2023), that agreed with the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the lower District Court, and Sanofi, that Amgen’s patents on its cholesterol drug Repatha were invalid. The Court held that the broad functional “genus claims” in those patents would require a person of ordinary skill in the art to engage in “undue experimentation” to make every species of antibody covered by the claims, contrary to the Patent Laws. This was the first time since 1928 that the Supreme Court has ruled in a patent enablement case.
- May 25, 2023
The UConn School of Law presents a thought-provoking panel discussion on the rapid growth of artificial intelligence (AI), its ethical implications and its impact on society. Recently, the Future of Life Institute open letter, signed by Elon Musk and other influential figures, called for a pause on all AI experiments. Eric Baron, Partner and Chair of Cantor Colburn's Artificial Intelligence Practice Group and UConn Law '07, is on the panel of distinguished UConn alumni and faculty who will discuss this emerging and rapidly evolving technology.
- May 4, 2023
Congratulations to the dynamic and inspiring leaders in the 2023 class of honorees at the Hartford Business Journal's Top 25 Women in Business. Cantor Colburn is proud to sponsor the awards event on May 4, 2023, at which the women leading organizations in the greater Hartford area.
- The Trademark Lawyer MagazineApril 28, 2023
Benjamin Cantor, Associate at Cantor Colburn, compares the EUIPN’s CP13 and CP14 to the recently updated measures for handling bad faith and morality in US trademark law in the pursuit of solutions for tackling similar issues in his article, Bad faith and morality – an EU update and where the US stands, published in The Trademark Lawyer Issue 2, 2023.
- Cantor Colburn Client AlertApril 18, 2023
Effective April 18, 2023, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is transitioning to issuing electronic patent grants - eGrants - to patent recipients rather than paper patents in order to improve the environment and streamline the process of issuing patents. This change will also increase the speed with which patents are issued, giving applicants reduced timeframes to file continuing applications.
Cantor Colburn is proud to support The Future Climate Venture Studio, which brings together UConn, a national and global leader in interdisciplinary climate research; R/GA Ventures, a venture studio operator and early-stage investor; CT Next, Connecticut’s innovation agency; and additional partners from energy finance, venture capital, and technology. The Studio’s mission is to identify, support, and collaborate with the startups addressing the most critical dimensions of the climate challenge, including decarbonization, alternative energy, planetary resilience, social impact, and more.
- The Patent Lawyer MagazineApril 1, 2023
Cantor Colburn is recognized in The 2023 Ten Most Well-Respected Law Firms in The Patent Lawyer Magazine. Cantor Colburn was also recognized as a Most Well Respected Trademark Law Firm by sister publication the Trademark Lawyer Magazine.
Not only does Cantor Colburn rank in the top ten in patents and trademarks out of hundreds of U.S. law firms, but also no other law firm ranks higher in all three categories.
- Client Alert: The US Copyright Office Issues Policy Statement On Examination and Registration of Works Containing AI-Generated MaterialMarch 16, 2023
On March 16, 2023, the United States Copyright Office (USCO) issued a Statement of Policy titled “Copyright Registration Guidance: Works Containing Material Generated by Artificial Intelligence,” which clarifies the USCO’s practices for examining and registering works that contain material generated using Artificial Intelligence technology. Cantor Colburn offers this Client Alert to examine the issues and what this means for you.
- February 28, 2023
Temple University named Victor Kernus to their Continu/um spotlight of 50 Temple engineering alumni and faculty who stand out among their peers. The list celebrates the first 50 years of Temple’s College of Engineering. Victor, BSME '96, stands out as one of only a handful of intellectual property attorney honorees, recognizing his career success and his compassion for others as a mentor and volunteer.
- Student Inventor and Winner of the Cantor Colburn and General Motors Patent Application Award Receives Patent for his InventionFebruary 27, 2023
11th grade student inventor Damian Earley received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for an invention he presented at the Raytheon Technologies Invention Convention U.S. Nationals in 2021 at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Michigan, where Damian won the Cantor Colburn and General Motors Patent Application Award. He received comprehensive intellectual property law services from Cantor Colburn that included guiding him through the patent application process.