Practice Areas




  • 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

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Krista A. Kostiew


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).

Experience Highlights

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



Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)

  • Member, Women in IP Law Committee, Committee Vice Chair, 2018-2019
  • Member, Patent Search Committee, 2018-2019

Connecticut Bar Association

  • Women in the Law Section