- Automotive Technology
- Computer and Systems Engineering
- Computer Science & Software
- Internet & E-Commerce
- Mechanical Engineering
- Medical Devices
- Semiconductor Devices & Processing Methods
- Women in the Law – High Achievers, Connecticut Law Tribune, 2010
- West Publishing Company Award for Outstanding Overall Scholastic Achievement
- West Group Book Award for Excellence in the Study of Property
- CALI Excellence for the Future Award for top class performance in the study of:
- - Computers and the Law
- - Property
- - Defamation, Privacy and
- - Jurisprudence and
- Criminal Responsibility
- - Lawyering Process
- State of Connecticut, 2001
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2000
University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., with high honors, 2001
Union College, M.S., Computer Science, 1984
University of Connecticut, B.S., Mathematics and Statistics, 1981
- Adjunct Professor, University of Connecticut School of Law, Introduction to Patent Law, and Advanced Topics in Patent Law, 2002 – present
Anne Davis Barry
Anne is responsible for leading her team in securing patent protection to meet client product launch deadlines; for partnering with clients on-site in patent mining sessions to form patent protection strategies; and for management of final work product of associates. She also has experience in drafting opinions and provides support for patent litigation.
Anne focuses her practice on obtaining patents in computer technologies including computer hardware, databases, networks and operating systems, as well as cloud computing, e-commerce, artificial intelligence, and software applications to solve real-world problems in a variety of industries.
Prior to her legal career, Anne worked for IBM for over 15 years in various technical positions including computer programmer and several years focused on implementing database and storage technologies at client locations. She was an IBM Certified Project Manager and, in that role, successfully managed several large fixed-price consulting projects.
Anne was an adjunct professor at UConn Law for twenty years, teaching both Introduction to Patent Law and Advanced Topics in Patent Law.
Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2011-present
Counsel, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2010-2011
Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2000-2010
Technical Advisor, Cantor Colburn LLP, 1999
Nationally Certified Project Manager, managed client consulting projects, IBM, 1993-1999
Systems Engineer, implemented new computer technologies (database, memory, software), IBM, 1986-1993
Systems Analyst/Programmer, IBM, 1984-1986
- January 12, 2022
The USPTO has announced the Deferred Subject Matter Eligibility (SME) Response Pilot Program, which launches on February 1, 2022, and provides applicants with a limited waiver with respect to SME rejections applied against an application. The program provides a sequenced approach to handling substantive rejections, where SME rejections are handled after the resolution of all other patentability rejections.
- IP ToolworksMay 7, 2021
Anne Barry is the top .3% of women patent attorneys for overcoming 101 rejections, as tallied by IP Toolworks, which considered both granted patents and applications in which all 101s were overcome. The article, Celebrating Excellence: Women Patent Prosecutors with Remarkable Track Records in 101, also features guidance from Anne.
- June 23, 2020
- June 9, 2015
Cantor Colburn LLP has been recommended as a Leading Firm by the Legal 500 United States 2015 in Intellectual Property for patent prosecution: utility and design patents.
Research is based on feedback from 250,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers.
Seven of the firm’s attorneys have been recommended in the Legal 500 United States 2015’s editorial.
- Connecticut Law TribuneMay 9, 2011
- Hartford Business JournalJanuary 31, 2011
- May 24, 2022Washington, D.C.
- April 7, 2022Hartford, Connecticut
Cantor Colburn is pleased to host the AIPLA's Women in IP Law Virtual Global Networking event on April 7, 2022. The event, Power Happy Hour: Finding Balance, Building Community, will feature a short discussion around the important issue for women of feeling empowered and engaging in community.
- March 25, 2022New York City
The 100th Dinner in Honor of the Federal Judiciary will be held on March 25, 2022 in New York City.
- 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.
- November 18, 2020Silicon Valley
Quality patents are a must to survive this environment, in which the legal and market uncertainty adds further pressure to budgets. How do patent practitioners build a cohesive strategy with options around these legal and budget challenges, which also delivers business results? Anne Davis Barry will be a panelist at the IP Strategy Summit on November 18, 2020, which explores these issues and more
- November 20, 2019New York City
Partner Anne Barry will attend the IP Strategy: New York on November 20, 2019, where she will be a panelist on the session, "Patent Prosecution & Portfolio Management: Inconsistency, Complexity & Budgets", and Anne will lead a roundtable discussion, "Unlock the Potential of the Examiner Interview: Why It’s Worth It In The Long Run". The summit is presented by Center Force.
- May 2, 2019New York City
Andy Ryan will be a panelist at the Joint Patent Practice CLE on May 2, 2019 in New York City. His panel will be on patents found invalid under Section 112 for lack of written description and enablement, including the cases D Three Enterprises, LLC V. Sunmodo Corporation et al 2017-1909 et al (Fed. Cir.) May 21, 2018 and Trustees of Boston University v. Everlight Electronics Co., LTD, et al, 2016-2576 (Fed. Cir. July 25, 2018). Also attending the JPPCLE are Leah Reimer, Pam Curbelo, and Anne Barry.
- March 22, 2019New York City
Cantor Colburn is proud to sponsor the New York Intellectual Property Law Association's 97th Annual Dinner in Honor of the Federal Judiciary on March 22, 2019. The firm is a longtime sponsor of the Judges' Dinner.
- April 16, 2013New York, NY
Presenter: "Third Party Pre-Issuance Submission and Public Forums: The tension between sections 122(c) and 122(e) and whether an examiner is permitted to search for public forum discussions of a pending application (such as Stack Exchange)"
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Connecticut Bar Association
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)