- Polymer & Materials Science
- Chemical Engineering
- Cytec Circle of Excellence for Research and Development, 1998
- Cytec Special Recognition Awards, 1997, 1999
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2011
Stony Brook University, Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, 1986
Wesleyan University, B.A., Chemistry, cum laude, 1978
- Reading knowledge of German
Dennis Jakiela is a patent agent with a degree in synthetic organic chemistry. He concentrates his practice on engineering thermoplastics, thermosets, coatings, and green manufacturing processes for global chemical companies. Dennis writes and prosecutes U.S. and PCT applications and is a lead advisor to foreign associates. Prior to joining Cantor Colburn, Dennis rose to Principal Research Scientist at Cytec Industries and gained experience in all aspects of chemical research and development, including product development, process development, process scale-up, applications testing, and technical service. He holds 18 patents in light stabilizer technology and chemical manufacturing processes, which have been licensed, and he enjoys working with inventors to define inventions. Dennis has also served as an expert witness in several EPO patent opposition hearings.
Senior Patent Agent, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2020-present
Patent Agent, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2011-2019
Technical Advisor, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2008-2011
Senior Product Development Chemist, Thermal Product Research, Waterbury, CT, 2007–2008
Laboratory Manager, Spartech Polycast, Stamford, CT, 2006–2007
Senior Chemist, Skin Biosciences, Unilever, Trumbull, CT, 2006
Senior Chemist, Process Development, Hampford Research, Stratford, CT, 2004–2006
Numerous Scientific Leadership Positions, Cytec Industries, Stamford, CT, 1989–2003
Principal Applications Development Chemist, Polymer Additives, 2001–2003
Principal Research Chemist, Urethanes Product Development, 1999–2001
Senior Application Development and Technical Service Chemist, Coating Additives, 1998–1999
Senior Research Chemist, Polymer Additives New Product and Process Development, 1997–1998
Senior Technical Service Chemist, Coating Additives, 1995–1996
Senior Research Chemist, Polymer Additives New Product and Process Development, 1989–1995
Senior Associate Chemist, Sun Co. (Sunoco), Marcus Hook, PA, 1986 – 1989
Technical Service and Application Development, Wax Technology, 1988–1989
Polymer Chemist, Enhanced Oil Recovery, 1986-1988
"Careers for Chemists and Chemical Engineers in Patent Law," by Dennis Jakiela, Fall 2022 Newsletter for the Connecticut Valley Section of the American Chemical Society
- December 10, 2022
- March 1, 2021
Cantor Colburn is proud to sponsor the New Haven American Chemical Society's 6th Annual Student Research Symposium. The annual event will take place virtually and be live streamed in December. Dennis Jakiela, Ph.D., a senior patent at Cantor Colburn, is the head judge.
- June 15, 2023Boston
The 2023 Northeast Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society (NERM 2023) will be organized by NESACS and will be hosted at Northeastern University in Boston. An all-star panel from Cantor Colburn LLP will discuss patent protection for innovative products or processes, which excludes others from making and selling the same products or using the same processes, can be critical to the profitability of tech companies. Cantor Colburn is proud to sponsor this meeting.
- April 22, 2023New Haven, Connecticut
- April 26, 2021
During the Connecticut Invention Convention, more than 500 engineers, academics, scientists, entrepreneurs, and legal professionals will judge students' inventions and inspire young minds to pursue science and engineering studies and careers.
- May 4, 2019University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
Several Cantor Colburn attorneys will be judges at the regional and statewide Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC), competitions, including Eric Baron, who is also a CIC board member. Michael Cantor will attend to represent the firm during the program, which will recognize Cantor Colburn's support. This year's convention will take place on May 4, 2019 at the UConn Storrs campus.
- October 23, 2018Fairfield, Connecticut
Dennis Jakiela, Ph.D. will speak at the Inventors Association of Connecticut on "U.S. Patent Law - A Brief History," on October 23, 2018 at Fairfield University. Dennis is a patent agent who writes and prosecutes U.S. and international patent applications and is an advisor to foreign associates all over the world on his clients’ foreign patent filings and prosecution.
- September 12, 2018New Haven, Connecticut
- April 28, 2018UConn Storrs Campus, Connecticut
Several Cantor Colburn attorneys will be judges at the regional and statewide Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC), competitions, including Eric Baron, who is also a CIC board member, Lynn Stewart, Dennis Jakiela, Ph.D. This year's convention will take place on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at UConn's Storrs campus.
- April 12, 2018New Haven, Connecticut
The Organic Chemistry Symposium will take place on April 12, 2018 presented by the Yale University Department of Chemistry.
American Chemical Society, New Haven Section
- Alternate Councilor, 2019-2021
- Past Chairman, 2010-2013
- Chairman, 2009
- Program Chair, 2005-2008
- Bulletin Editor 2008-2009
- National Chemistry Week Coordinator, 2005-2006
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
Capital Classics Theater Company, Board Member
National Chemistry Week Coordinator for New Haven County, 2005-2006