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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.
- 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.
- June 1, 2020
- Legal 500 US 2020June 1, 2020
The 2020 edition of The Legal 500 United States recommends Cantor Colburn as a “Top Tier” Law Firm for Patent Prosecution, Re-examination, and Post Grant Proceedings.
- May 28, 2020
- May 28, 2020
Cantor Colburn copyright attorneys presented a webinar on copyright law for artists, called, "Creativity and the Law: A Webinar for Artists on What Every Artist Should Know About Copyright," on May 28, 2020. This webinar was in partnership with the Greater Hartford Arts Council to explain how art is protected by copyright law. Michelle Ciotola, Ali Caless, Benjamin Cantor and Crysta Lemon Schmidt presented.
- May 14, 2020
Cantor Colburn provides a snapshot of the most current patent and trademark extensions.
- May 12, 2020
Cantor Colburn partners and former in-house IP counsel Karl Barr and Karl Vick were panelists at the webinar, "Plan, Don't Panic! Effectively Managing Your Patent Portfolio," on May 7, 2020, presented by Novagraaf. Cedric Gaspoz, Managing Director IP Services Patent, and Maxime Goeman, Renewals & Support Services Manager, at Novagraaf joined Karl Barr and Karl Vick in a discussion of portfolio alignment, budget management, technology solutions and best practice tips for remotely managing portfolios.
- May 7, 2020
The USPTO and the U.S. Copyright Office announced that under authority provided by CARES Act, extensions of time first announced on March 31 will be further extended for filing of certain documents and payment of certain fees. The USPTO extensions are effective as to filings and payments due on or after March 27, 2020 through May 31, 2020. The Copyright Office extensions are now effective as against filings that would have been or are due for the period on or after March 13, 2020 through July 10, 2020.
- May 6, 2020
Jenae Gureff co-hosted a networking event during the AIPLA Spring Meeting on May 4, 2020 - this year conducted virtually for the first time.
- April 30, 2020
Trademark and Litigation Partner Tom Mango was a panelist for the webinar, Online Brand Protection, on April 30, 2020. Presented by Novagraaf, Tom, Lia Young from Caterpillar, and Anca Draganescu-Pinawin from Novagraaf discussed the risks and opportunities for brand owners. The panelists explored the risks and opportunities posed to both brands and consumers online. The recording of this session is available on Novagraaf's website here.
- 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.
- 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 references sheets on patents and trademarks.
- 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 12, 2020
Cantor Colburn is #6 among U.S. law firms for design patents according to the well regarded IP blog Ant-Like Persistence (“2019 US Design Toteboard,” February 12, 2020).
- 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
- IP Law360January 14, 2020
Cantor Colburn 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 Atheneum 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.