- Medical Devices
- Chemical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Semiconductor Devices & Processing Methods
- Polymer & Materials Science
- Automotive Technology
- "Super Lawyers Rising Stars," Intellectual Property, Connecticut, 2015, 2017
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2007
- State of Connecticut, 2007
University of New Hampshire School of Law, (formerly known as Franklin Pierce Law Center), J.D., 2007
University of Massachusetts-Lowell, B.S., Plastics Engineering, 2002
Krista Kostiew concentrates her practice on various chemical, chemical engineering, and polymer related technologies including films, sheets (e.g. multilayer and multiwall), automotive applications (e.g., glazing, bumper beams, vehicular panels, etc.), reactors, polymer precursors, photovoltaic cells and modules, polymer compositions and materials science, and various optical applications. She has also been involved with preparing and prosecuting applications as well as searching and preparing clearance opinions for various mechanical technologies including connectors for use in electrical boxes. Krista also has experience with engineering applications- mold tooling and making; aircraft and railway applications (e.g. seats, arm rests, etc.); polycrystalline silicon for semiconductors and photovoltaic applications. She has also conducted patentability, freedom to operate, validity, and infringement searches; prepared the corresponding patentability, freedom to operate, invalidity, and non-infringement opinions, and has represented clients in all aspects of patent prosecution (i.e., domestic and foreign).
Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2017-present
Counsel, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2015-2016
Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2013-2014
Patent Counsel, Henkel, 2013
Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2007-2013
Legal Intern, GE Plastics, 2006
Process Engineer, GE Plastics, 2002
- Legal 500 USA 2018June 4, 2018
Cantor Colburn LLP has been recommended as a Leading Firm by the Legal 500 United States 2018 in Intellectual Property for Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings). This is the ninth consecutive year that Cantor Colburn has been recognized for this highly selective honor.
- October 17, 2017
Cantor Colburn is pleased to announce that seven attorneys from its Hartford office were named to the 2017 list of Connecticut Super Lawyers and Rising Stars.
- Law360April 28, 2017
- December 19, 2016
- December 18, 2014
Cantor Colburn is pleased to announce the election of four new partners, the promotion of five associates to counsel and of one paralegal to associate. The new partners are Victor Kernus, Jaehoon Kim, Howard Levy, and Jeffrey Waters. The new counsel are Eric Baron, Michelle Ciotola, Krista Kostiew, Karen LeCuyer, and Jamie Platkin. Chris Whalley was promoted from Intellectual Property Paralegal to Associate. The promotions are effective January 1, 2015.
- June 14, 2018Hartford, Connecticut
Cantor Colburn is proud to support the United Way Women's Initiative event Power of the Purse Luncheon and Silent Auction on Thursday, June 14, 2018. This annual event benefits women and families by providing them with resources and means to help become financially stable. Attendees to the luncheon include Cantor Colburn attorneys Jessica Zimberlin Eastman, Ph.D., Alicia Hayter, Krista Kostiew, Tasia Perkins, and Lynn Stewart.
- March 7, 2018
The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) is holding the IP Owners Spring Summit on March 7-9, 2018 in Washington, D.C. This is a conference focusing on corporate IP best practices.
- January 9, 2018Hartford, Connecticut
Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin will speak at the MetroHartford Alliance Rising Star Breakfast on January 9 in Hartford.
- December 7, 2017Hartford, Connecticut
The (Society of Women Engineers) Hartford held a Stanley, Black and Decker Open House featuring speaker Karin Overstreet, Vice President, Construction Hand Tools. Karin will speak on Product Development innovation within Stanley, Black and Decker. Cantor Colburn's Krista Kostiew and Jessica Zimberlin Eastman, Ph.D., attended the event.
- November 2, 2017New Haven, Connecticut
Cantor Colburn is proud to sponsor ScaleUP CT on November 2, 2017 in New Haven, Connecticut. Presented by the Connecticut Technology Council, ScaleUP CT is designed to support emerging growth companies that excel in innovation and entrepreneurship. Michael Cantor, Co-Managing Partner of Cantor Colburn and Chairman of Connecticut Innovations, will moderate a panel discussion, "War Story of Growth - Perspectives on Managing Growth."
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)
- Member, Women in IP Law Committee, Committee Secretary, 2018-2019
- Member, Patent Search Committee, 2018-2019
Connecticut Bar Association
- Women in the Law Section