Practice Areas



  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2004
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 2001


Temple University School of Law, J.D., 2001

Duke University, B.S., Mechanical Engineering, 1998

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Howard I. Levy

Washington, D.C.
703.236.4500, ext. 4102

Howard Levy became a patent attorney because he found it was the best way for him to contribute to the advancement of science and technology. Howard’s favorite part of his job is meeting with inventors, learning about their work and helping them obtain patents that encourage further innovation. Howard’s talent for quickly understanding various technologies related to aerospace, power generation systems, electronics, semiconductors, computer science and more allows him to easily connect with inventors working in all sorts of industries. Howard also has a particular ability to encourage inventors to think differently about their own inventions. He often leads them to innovate in real-time, resulting in additional innovations that have the potential to increase revenue and provide greater overall protection.

An innovator himself, Howard developed his unique accelerated examination (AE) practice over the course of many years. Howard discovered that AE allows his clients to maintain a level of control over their patent applications that is unmatched in the US and around the world. He is always prepared to discuss this option and welcomes any interest from his clients and his colleagues.

Howard has drafted and prosecuted thousands of patents related to mechanical, electrical and computer science fields. In addition to his domestic practice, Howard manages a large foreign prosecution docket.

Howard’s clients’ technologies include phased-arrays and active electronically scanned arrays (AESAs), phased-power generation technologies, materials science, controls, automotive and aerodynamic fields, rotary electric machines, electro-mechanical devices and circuits, micro-electrical mechanical systems (MEMS), packaging technologies, signal generation, transmission, reception and processing, semi-conductor manufacturing, computer storage and handling systems, e-commerce and business methods, error correction coding, cryptology, digital media, missile and weapons systems, radomes, spacecraft design, mining technologies, fasteners and apparel.

Howard enjoys travel and cooking. A wrestler in high school and college, he continues to coach the sport and studied Brazilian Jiu Jitsu for many years as a way to stay on the mats. A native Philadelphian and Cameron Crazy at Duke, Howard remains a fan of the Eagles (Go Birds!), the Phillies, the Sixers and Duke basketball.

Experience Highlights

Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2015-present

Counsel, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2013-2014

Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2007-2012

Associate, Stein, McEwen & Bui LLP, 2004-2007

Associate, Staas & Halsey LLP, 2002-2004

Associate, Oblon, Spivak, 2001-2002



Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Intellectual Property Owners Association