Cantor Colburn News
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 refernces sheets on patents and trademarks.
All of us at Cantor Colburn send our best wishes to our clients, friends, and contacts worldwide. We are fully operational while safeguarding our team.
- 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.
- 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.
- Ant-like PersistenceFebruary 12, 2020
Cantor Colburn is ranked #3 for utility patents, #6 for design patents, and #11 for trademarks among U.S. law firms in 2019, published on Carl Oppedahl’s Ant-like Persistence blog post annual feature, Toteboards. Cantor Colburn is again the highest ranked firm in all three categories, representing its full-service IP practice that has been essential to its remarkable growth: we are also the fastest growing U.S. patent law firm in the U.S. over the last decade (Juristat, 2018).
- 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.
- WIPRFebruary 10, 2020
- February 7, 2020
- IP Law360January 14, 2020
Cantor Colburn LLP is proud to announce that the firm is ranked #4 among U.S. law firms for the most U.S. utility patents obtained in 2019, obtaining 4,201 patents in 2019, an increase of almost 15% over 2018 (IP Law360). Cantor Colburn has been a staple on the top 10 list of securing patents for its clients for over a decade.
- 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.
- January 1, 2020
- 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.
- 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 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.