Practice Areas



  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1999
  • State of Connecticut, 1999
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, 2014
  • State of Georgia, 2022


University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1999

Duke University, Continuing Education Graduate School, Chemistry and Biochemistry, September 1995-May 1996

Duke University, B.A., Chemistry with an emphasis in Physics, 1995

Teaching Positions

  • Duke University, Organic Chemistry Teaching Assistant, 1995-1996
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H.M. (Bud) Bedingfield

860.286.2929, ext. 1170

Bud Bedingfield has 20+ years’ experience in product clearance; patent searching, including searching relative to patentability; validity and landscape analyses; technology transfer due diligence and agreements; invalidity, non-infringement, and patentability opinions; patent reexaminations; and U.S.,  foreign patent, and trademark procurement.  Bud handles intellectual property matters for a wide range of clients, including technology transfer due diligence, agreements, product clearance, infringement validity, and patentability opinions.  He has extensive experience in the areas of medical devices, battery technology, computer science and software, telecommunications, and more.

Experience Highlights

Partner, Cantor Colburn, LLP; 2007–present

Associate, Cantor Colburn, LLP; 1999–2006

Law Clerk, Cantor Colburn, LLP; 1998-1999

Acting Assistant Laboratory Manager and Teaching Assistant for Organic Chemistry Laboratories, Duke University, September 1995 – May 1996

Representative Matters

  • U.S. Patent Publication 2013/0162628; System, Method and Apparatus for Rapid Film Pre-Visualization, June 27, 2013
  • U.S. Patent Publication 2013/0033605; Selective Capture and Presentation of Native Image Portions, February 7, 2013
  • U.S. Patent Publication 2010/0218129; Interactive Display Systems, Methods, and Computer Program Products, August 26, 2010
  • U.S. Patent Publication 2009/0256914; In-Ground Camera, October 15, 2009
  • U.S. Patent 6,641,597; System for Wound Closure, November 4, 2003
  • U.S. Patent 6,876,712; Flexible Source Wire For Localized Internal Irradiation Of Tissue, April 5, 2005
  • U.S. Patent 6,635,008; System for Wound Closure, October 21, 2003
  • U.S. Patent 6,629,920; Energy Filtering System, October 7, 2003


Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

Intellectual Property Owners Association

Connecticut IP Inn of Court, Charter Member