Practice Areas



  • State of California, 2007
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office, 1997
  • Not admitted in Connecticut


Concord Law School, J.D., 2006

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1994

University of Hartford, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1990

Teaching Positions

  • Guest Lecturer, University of Connecticut School of Law
  • Guest Lecturer, Western New England University School of Law
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Dave S. Christensen

860.286.2929, ext. 1230

Dave currently focuses on assisting clients in protecting their inventions in both U.S. and foreign patent offices in a variety of technical fields, including automotive, electrical power distribution and transmission, renewable energy, and optical measurement systems. He also has significant experience in assisting clients in developing cost effective strategies for building and managing their intellectual property portfolios.  Dave further counsels startup to medium sized clients in preparing their portfolios for investment financing and associated due diligence activities.

Dave chairs the firm's Additive Manufacturing Practice Group. Before beginning his career as an IP attorney, Dave was as an engineer, where he gained hands-on experience in additive technologies such as 3D printing, manufacturing and product design.

Experience Highlights

Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2014-present

Counsel, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2013

Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2007-2012

Director of Intellectual Property, Distributed Energy Systems Corp., 2002-2007

Manager of Intellectual Property, General Electric, 1997-2002

Design Engineer and Patent Specialist, E. I. DuPont de Nemours, 1990 – 1997



Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

  • Law Practice Magazine Editorial Board - June Management Issue, Editorial Team Leader
  • Law Technology Resource Center Committee
  • Knowledge Strategy Committee, former member

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Intellectual Property Owners Association

Community/Civic Involvement

Co-Chair, Board of Directors and Legacy Council Member, McEIVR, Inc./MakerspaceCT

Co-Chair, Board of Trustees, Harwinton Public Library, 2010-2016