- Artificial Intelligence Practice
- Computer Science Practice
- Electrical Engineering Practice
- Energy Storage, Batteries, and Materials Practice
- Foreign & PCT Patent Filing
- Patent Landscaping and Risk Analysis
- Product Clearance
- Strategic IP Portfolio Development and Management
- Utility, Design, and Plant Patent Filing with the USPTO
- Aerospace & Aeronautics
- Automotive Technology
- Computer and Systems Engineering
- Computer Science & Software
- Electrical Engineering & Electronics
- Internet & E-Commerce
- Medical Devices
- Semiconductor Devices & Processing Methods
- New Leaders in the Law, November 2013, The Connecticut Law Tribune
- State of Connecticut, 2007
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2004
University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D. and Certificate in Intellectual Property, with honors, 2007
- University of Connecticut School of Law CALI Award of Excellence for top class performance in Torts
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, M.E., Computer and Systems Engineering, 2002
- RPI Founders Award of Excellence for Creativity and Leadership
Kettering University, B.S., Computer Engineering, 1999
Eric Baron represents clients on all aspects of patent application preparation, prosecution, and patent portfolio development. Eric’s patent practice focuses on electrical and mechanical arts, particularly computer hardware and software, semiconductors, telecommunications, internet and e-commerce, artificial intelligence, business methods, electrical circuits, aerospace, medical, industrial, and automotive technologies. Eric has several years of in-house experience overseeing internal invention disclosure processing and outside counsel in domestic and foreign patent matters for a broad array of aerospace and industrial technologies. Prior to joining the firm, Eric was an engineer at Hamilton Sundstrand, a division of United Technologies Corporation, where he worked as a hardware systems engineer and a software engineer on engine controls, on-board diagnostics, flight controls, air management systems, and test systems for a variety of military and commercial aircraft.
Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2018-present
Counsel, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2015-2017
Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2012-2014
Secondment as Patent Process Management Attorney, Hamilton Sundstrand Corp., 2010-2012
Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2007-2009
Patent Agent, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2006-2007
Engineer, Hamilton Sundstrand Corp., a division of United Technologies Corp., 1994-2006
- June 30, 2014
Cantor Colburn LLP is a returning silver sponsor for the 4th annual Sikorsky Home Run for Heroes fundraiser. The fundraiser is to benefit and honor Connecticut military veterans and their families.
- www.ctinventionconvention.orgApril 2, 2014
- October 10, 2013
Cantor Colburn LLP has been recognized by 10 different organizations and publications- which heralded 14 attorneys in particular- for excellence in their work in 2013. The Legal 500 has applauded the firm for its “solid reputation in the market of providing an excellent level of service, and having an excellent value for money.” From accolades for the firm as a whole to specific recognition of Cantor Colburn attorneys in diverse practice areas within the field of intellectual property, the firm has enjoyed an abundance of recognition in 2013.
- The Connecticut Law TribuneMay 15, 2013
In support of the people of Boston after the tragedy at the Boston Marathon, Cantor Colburn's Hartford office participated in Wear Your Boston Day on April 19, 2013.
- June 15, 2022virtual
Cantor Colburn is pleased to sponsor the AIPLA 2022 Electronic and Computer Patent Law Virtual Summit on June 15-16, 2022.
- October 16, 2021
- June 10, 2021
Partner Eric Baron delves into "Who is the Inventor When AI Conceives? Dr. Thaler's Dabus" as a part of the Joint Patent Practice Continuing Legal Education (JPPCLE)'s Webinar series on June 10, 2021.
- 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.
- November 9, 2019Fairfield, CT
Cantor Colburn partner Eric Baron will participate in a Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC) event, Push for Entrepreneurship on November 9th, 2019, where participants will have two hours to do as many push-ups as possible with unlimited breaks. The event will take place Saturday morning, November 9th at Fairfield University, John Barrone Campus Center. This event is open to anyone between the ages of 5 and 70 who believes innovation is the key to the future and loves challenges.
- October 7, 2019Hartford, Connecticut
STANLEY + Techstars Accelerator Demo Day 2019 marks the culmination of an intensive, three-month program which helps company founders accelerate their businesses through investment, resources and mentorship. Demo Day provides the founders of each of the 10 innovative companies selected for the STANLEY + Techstars Accelerator the opportunity to share their company vision with the Hartford community during a free, public event.
- 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.
- March 22, 2019New York City
Cantor Colburn is proud to sponsor the New York Intellectual Property Law Association's 97th Annual Dinner in Honor of the Federal Judiciary on March 22, 2019. The firm is a longtime sponsor of the Judges' Dinner.
- January 22, 2019Middletown, Connecticut
The Connecticut Bar Association Young Lawyers Association is hosting the Pro Bono Hour, a short presentation style forum for organizations to share information with each other about their programs and volunteer opportunities with pro bono organizations, taking place on January 22, 2019 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm at Herd Restaurant in Middletown.
- May 31, 2018The Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Dearborn, MI
Cantor Colburn is proud to have been a returning sponsor of the The National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE) May 31 - June 2, 2018, at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI. Cantor Colburn sponsors the Most Patentable Award, and provides pro bono legal assistance to the winner, which includes a patent search, patent filing, and prosecution of a patent application.
Attorney Eric Baron is Vice President on the Board for The Connecticut Invention Convention and is a volunteer judge at the National competition.
- 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.
- June 3, 2017USPTO, Alexandria, Virginia
Cantor Colburn is proud to have been a returning sponsor of the The National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo (NICEE) on Saturday, June 3, 2017, at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Cantor Colburn sponsored the Most Patentable Award, and provided pro bono legal assistance to the winner, which includes a patent search, patent filing, and prosecution of a patent application.
- May 11, 2017New Haven, Connecticut
Cantor Colburn is pleased to sponsor the Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association's Judge's Dinner on May 11, 2017.
- April 29, 2017Storrs, Connecticut
Several Cantor Colburn attorneys were judges at the Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC), an award winning, internationally recognized, 501(c)(3) educational organization open to K-8 students statewide, and is designed to develop, encourage, and enhance critical thinking skills through invention, innovation and entrepreneurship.
- May 20, 2016Washington, D.C.
- April 30, 2016UConn, Storrs, Connecticut
Several Cantor Colburn attorneys will be judges at the Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC), an award winning, internationally recognized, 501(c)(3) educational organization open to K-8 students statewide, and is designed to develop, encourage, and enhance critical thinking skills through invention, innovation and entrepreneurship.
- May 2, 2015Gampel Pavilion, UConn Storrs Campus
Several Cantor Colburn attorneys will be judges at the Connecticut Invention Convention (CIC), including Counsel Eric Baron, who is also a CIC board member.
The annual convention gives students and parents an introduction to careers in engineering with exhibits staffed by UConn's students and professors which showcase engineering subjects, including civil, mechanical and chemical engineering – helping students discover engineering and science as real possible careers, definitely within reach.
- May 3, 2014UConn Campus, Storrs, Connecticut
On Saturday, May 3, 2014 at UConn's Storrs Campus, more than 600 young inventors will come together for the 30th annual state-wide Connecticut Invention Convention hosted by UConn's School of Engineering. Several Cantor Colburn attorneys are volunteer judges at the event.
- The 92nd Annual Dinner in Honor of the Federal JudiciaryMarch 28, 2014New York, New York
- Business Strategies in Digital Rights ManagementMay 2007World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland
American Bar Association
Intellectual Property Owners Association
Order of the Engineer
New York Intellectual Property Law Association
Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association
Board Member, Connecticut Invention Convention, 2013-present
- President, 2019
- Vice President, 2018
- Chair of Governance Committee