Additional Experience Overviews for David Arnold

Practice Areas



  • State of Connecticut, 2000
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2000


University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2000

University of Connecticut, M.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1986

University of Hartford, B.S., Electrical Engineering, summa cum laude, 1981

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David Arnold

860.286.2929, ext. 1177

David Arnold has over 18 years of experience in patent preparation and prosecution, non-infringement and invalidity opinions, counseling on global patent filing strategies, patent landscaping, and management of client intellectual property portfolios. He has experience with numerous technologies, including mechanical engineering, electrical engineering & electronics, microwave antennas, electromagnetics, heat transfer, computer and systems engineering, semiconductor devices & processing methods, optics, nanotechnology, metallurgy & ceramics, energy, environmental engineering, internet & e-commerce and telecommunications.

With dual engineering degrees, BSEE and MSME, David's expertise and practice encompasses both the electrical and mechanical arts, and provides an ideal background for working directly with inventors in both disciplines. David also has extensive experience working with various foreign law firms during the filing and prosecution phases of international, regional, and national patent filings. Prior to joining Cantor Colburn, David spent 21 years with General Electric, first as an engineer, later as a senior project engineer, and lastly as Patent Counsel in GE’s Industrial Solutions Division.

Experience Highlights

Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2006-present

Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2002-2006

In-house counsel, General Electric Company, GE-Consumer and Industrial, managed intellectual property assets, 2000-2002

Intellectual Property Manager, GE-Consumer and Industrial, 1996-2000

Engineer, GE-Consumer and Industrial, 1981-1996

  • Inventor on 50 U.S. Patents

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Intellectual Property Owners Association

New Haven County Bar Association