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Design Patents Practice

At Cantor Colburn, we view design patents as critical, cost-effective tools for safeguarding the ornamental features of a product against unlawful imitation.

Among U.S. law firms, Cantor Colburn ranks fourth in the country for design patents issued in 2016.  Our Design Patents Practice team has drafted successful patents for a diverse group of products and technologies ranging from electronic devices and lighting fixtures to chewing gum and candy. In the past five years, we have had nearly 1,600 design patents issued.  

Cantor Colburn is a leading national IP law firm headquartered in a mid-sized market, which allows clients to benefit not only from our top quality legal services, but also from our competitive rates.

Design for Protection
We help our clients develop, expand, and enforce design portfolios that support strategic business objectives. Our team has extensive experience managing global design portfolios for large and medium-sized clients, filing patents with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), and coordinating international design strategies and filings with foreign associates.

Billion dollar awards for damages in recent cases like Apple v. Samsung have grabbed headlines and shown that a strong design portfolio can offer a substantial monetary deterrent against willful infringement. Our full range of design services enables clients to strengthen their overall patent portfolios both in the U.S. and around the world.

Members of our team: