Practice Areas



  • Pratt & Whitney: Two Eagle Awards
  • Yardney Technical Products: NASA Space Act Award; SBA Tibbetts Award


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2004
  • State of Connecticut, 2008


University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., with honors, 2008

The University of Nantes, Visiting Scientist, 1994-1995

Cornell University, Ph.D., Chemistry, 1995

Cornell University, M.S., Inorganic Chemistry, 1991

Grinnell College, B.A., Chemistry, 1989

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Grant M. Ehrlich, Ph.D.

Partner and Chair, Energy Storage, Batteries, and Materials Practice
860.286.2929, ext. 1242

Grant Ehrlich, Ph.D. supports technology-based companies in the development and implementation of effective intellectual property (IP) strategies. He has drafted and prosecuted patents and has prepared non-infringement, invalidity, and freedom-to-operate opinions in fields spanning batteries, fuel cells, thermoelectrics, displays, sensors, medical devices, metallurgy, magnetic and magnetocaloric materials, ceramics, water treatment, heating systems, lubricants, detergents, coatings, and phosphors. Grant has contributed to multiple IPR petitions directed to lithium-ion battery technology.  In addition, Grant has significant licensing experience and has prepared and negotiated domestic and international patent license agreements, technology transfer agreements, and material transfer agreements. Grant's counsel is informed by his engineering experience at Pratt & Whitney in the Systems Design and Component Integration (SD&CI) Group, at UTC Fuel Cells where he led an electrode development team, his scientific experience at Yardney Technical Products where he led a lithium-ion battery technology development effort, and his Ph.D. in chemistry. He also has litigation experience as an expert in batteries, electrochemistry, and materials characterization.

Experience Highlights

Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2017-present

Counsel, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2016

Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2008-2015

Patent Agent, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2007-2008

Program Manager, Pratt & Whitney, 2004-2007

Project Leader, UTC Fuel Cells, 2000 – 2004

Research Scientist, Yardney Technical Products, Engineering, 1995-2000




Professional Affiliations

Institute of Material Sciences Board Member, University of Connecticut

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Association of University Technology Managers

American Bar Association

Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)

Licensing Executives Society

Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association, President, 2017-2018

The Electrochemical Society, Member and former Chair of the New England Section

SAE, Committee G-21B on Counterfeit and Substandard Batteries


Community/Civic Involvement

Volunteer Advisor, UConn-TIP (Technology Incubation Program) Bioscience, Entrepreneurship & STEM, 2016-present

Co-Chair, 2017 Force 5 North American Championship

Organizing Chair, 2017 CT/RI Junior Lightning District Championship