Cantor Colburn News
January 1, 2020
December 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).
- 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.
- January 2, 2020
Cantor Colburn is proud to support COMPASS Youth Collaborative, a nonprofit that connects with Hartford’s high-risk youth wherever they are by engaging them in relationships to provide supports and opportunities to help them become ready, willing, and able for education, employment, and life.
- 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 Athenuem 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.
- 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 15, 2019
Cantor Colburn is a sponsor of the New England Maker Summit 2019, which brings together experts in city planning, Maker Movement industry leaders, entrepreneurs, educators, manufacturers and curious minds to explore "The Impact of Innovation & Making on Urban America." Featured speakers are Colin Cooper, newly appointed Chief Manufacturing Officer for the State of Connecticut, David Lehman, Commissioner of Connecticut's Department of Economic and Community Development, Martin Guay of Stanley Black & Decker, Jeff Aucker and Jamie Brat of Infosys, Paul Tyler of Nassau Re and others.
- 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, Michael J. Rye, Curtis Krechevsky and George A. Pelletier, Jr. 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
- 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, Nancy Folsom, and Candace Buswell.
- August 19, 2019
Co-Managing Partners Michael A. Cantor and Philmore H. Colburn II, Partner and Litigation Department Co-Chair Michael J. Rye, Partner and Trademark & Copyright Department Chair Curtis Krechevsky and Trademark and Copyright Of Counsel George A. Pelletier, Jr. 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
- 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.
- April 18, 2019
- Ant-like PersistenceApril 3, 2019
Once again, Cantor Colburn LLP earns top rankings among hundreds of U.S. intellectual property (IP) law firms in the key areas of IP practice. The firm is ranked #3 for utility patents, #4 patent for design patents, and #8 for trademarks among U.S. law firms in 2018, as ranked by leading IP legal blog Ant-like Persistence. Cantor Colburn has been a staple in the top ten rankings and has maintained its role as the highest ranked firm in all three categories, representing its full-service IP practice that has been essential to marked growth.
- 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.
- JuristatFebruary 7, 2019
Cantor Colburn is #2 for Alice Allowance Rate and #10 for Alice Overcome Rate among High-Volume Firms as ranked by Juristat data analytics company in its blog post, "Which Firms Are Best at Overcoming Alice?" by Tristan Gray-Le Coz.
- IP Law360January 31, 2019
The recent U.S. Supreme Court case Helsinn Healthcare SA v. Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. highlights the criticality of maintaining invention secrecy before filing a patent application. Leah M. Reimer, Ph.D., Esq., Partner and Co-Chair of the Chemical, Materials, and Life Sciences Department and Kimberly Vines, Ph.D., Esq. wrote, "The On-Sale Bar After High Court Helsinn Ruling" for IP Law360 (January 31, 2019).
- Connecticut Law TribuneJanuary 31, 2019
"Connecticut Movers: Promoting Lawyers Who've Clearly Got the Goods" highlighted the promotions of Partner James Wimpe, Alicia Hayter, Jared Howenstine, and Wanli Wu to Counsel, and Senior Patent Agent Jessica Zimberlin Eastman, Ph.D., to Senior Patent Agent in the January 25, 2019 article in the Connecticut Law Tribune.