Practice Areas



  • 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
  •   Publicity
  • - 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

Teaching Positions

  • Adjunct Professor, University of Connecticut School of Law, Introduction to Patent Law, and Advanced Topics in Patent Law, 2002 – present
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Anne Davis Barry

Partner and Co-Chair, Computer Science Practice Group and Co-Chair, Artificial Intelligence Practice Group
860.286.2929, ext. 1173

Anne Davis Barry is a Partner and co-chairs Cantor Colburn's Computer Science Practice Group and the Artificial Intelligence Practice Group.

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.

Experience Highlights

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



Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Connecticut Bar Association

Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)