Cantor Colburn News
June 1, 2021
Cantor Colburn LLP announces that Nancy Kennedy has joined the firm as Counsel in its Trademark & Copyright Practice, ranked #8 in the U.S. 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.
January 18, 2021
Cantor Colburn is the #4 patent law firm in the U.S. for obtaining 4,184 utility patents in 2020. Cantor Colburn has top rankings by technology center as well as overall, including #1 for Mechanical Engineering, #2 for Transportation, Construction, Agriculture, Licensing and Review, #3 for Computer Architecture, Software and Information Security, #4 for Chemical and Materials Engineering, and #6 for Semiconductors.
Cantor Colburn sends best wishes to our clients and friends around the world. We are fully operational while safeguarding our team.
- May 21, 2021
- IP ToolworksMay 7, 2021
Anne Barry and only a handful other women patent attorneys are recognized by IP Toolworks for the distinction of having the highest performance, based on their ability to overcome 101 rejections, considering both granted patents and applications in which all 101s were overcome but that may not have ultimately issued for other reasons. The article, Celebrating Excellence: Women Patent Prosecutors with Remarkable Track Records in 101, also features guidance from Anne.
- May 1, 2021
- April 26, 2021
- April 26, 2021
Volunteers from The Georgia IP Alliance® (GIPA ) and the Atlanta Chapter of the Chiefs in IP (ChIPs) have come together this week to teach intellectual property to Kindergartners at the Midtown International School (MIS) in celebration of World IP Day on April 26, 2021. ChIPs Atlanta Chapter Board member Tina Dorr helped to organize the event.
- April 19, 2021
Cantor Colburn is proud to sponsor the Atlanta Community Food Bank's 2021 Georgi Legal Food Frenzy.
- April 14, 2021
- IPO IP Law JournalApril 6, 2021
Ishir Mehta and the other members of the IPO Software-Related Inventions Committee and the AI & Other Emerging Technologies Committee have collaborated on a new report, published April 6, 2021 in the IPO Law Journal, titled Protecting Software Related to a Medical Device: A Case Law Review & Strategy Guide.
- IP Law360April 5, 2021
Partner Tina Dorr has been named to Law360’s 2021 Intellectual Property Editorial Advisory Board. The editorial advisory board provides feedback on Law360's coverage and expert insight on how best to shape future coverage.
- April 3, 2021
Cantor Colburn is ranked #4 for utility patents, #4 for design patents, and #8 for trademarks among U.S. law firms in 2020, published on Carl Oppedahl’s Ant-like Persistence blog annual feature, Toteboards.
- March 9, 2021
Anne Davis Barry will participate in the Women Leaders in IP Law Summit on March 9, 2021. Partner Anne Barry and the Honorable Jacqueline Wright Bonilla, Deputy Chief Administrative Patent Judge USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board, will participate in the panel, Honoring the Top Accomplishments of Women in IP in 2019., moderated by Gail Zarick, IP Counsel at IBM Corporation.
- 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 at 1PM ET. 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.
- February 25, 2021
Join a conversation about how in science can become involved in the patenting process and the challenges and importance of moving the needle on achieving gender parity in innovation. On February 25, at 12 PM ET, the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) presents an online webinar moderated by Cantor Colburn partner and patent attorney Dr. Tina Dorr, Ph.D., and featuring Dr. Susan Hausdorff, Vice President and Chief IP Counsel at Teva Pharmaceuticals, and Emily Kinser, 2015 IBM Master Inventor and current Laboratory Manager of the Inorganics, Ceramics, & Applied Physics Cluster in the 3M Corporate Research Laboratory. Register here.
- 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
- 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 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 from 6-7 PM EST, “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'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.
Varsha Pednekar Ph.D., Patent Agent, is the Career Development Chair of the Association for Women in Science, Gulf Coast Houston Chapter for the 2020-2021 term.
- June 23, 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.