Cantor Colburn News
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.”
November 4, 2021
Cantor Colburn is the #4 patent law firm in the U.S. and by technology center is #1 for Mechanical Engineering, #2 for Transportation, Construction, Agriculture, Licensing & Review, #3 for Computer Architecture, Software & Information Security, #4 for Chemical & Materials Engineering, and #6 for Semiconductors.
- 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 5, 2021
- 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
- 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
- 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.
- US News and 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 are Ali Caless and Tina Dorr, Ph.D.
- July 21, 2021
- July 7, 2021
Cantor Colburn was recognized by The Trademark Lawyer Magazine as a Top 10 Trademark Law Firm for 2021, North America to East Coast region. Cantor Colburn’s Trademark & Copyright Practice is one of the busiest in the US, ranked among the top trademark firms for registrations issuances year after year.
- 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 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.
- 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 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.
- 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 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. 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.
- December 21, 2020
- 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.