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, Advanced Patent Law, 2001- present
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Anne Davis Barry


Anne Davis Barry has 17 years’ experience in patent preparation and prosecution, opinions, counseling, and landscaping; her practice is focused on computer technology, including computer infrastructures such as computer hardware, databases, networks and operating systems, as well as business methods and control systems. Anne is responsible for securing patent protection to meet client product launch deadlines; for partnering with clients on site in patent mining sessions to form patent protection strategies; for working directly with inventors; and for management of final work product of associates. Before becoming a patent attorney, Anne spent 15 years with IBM, first as a programmer, then a systems engineer, and lastly a project manager. She has been an adjunct professor of patent law at the University of Connecticut School of Law since 2002.

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)