Professionals

Technology Areas

Practice Areas

Honors

  • Top 250 Women in IP 2016, 2017, Managing Intellectual Property
  • Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, Member
  • Connecticut Bar Foundation - James W. Cooper Life Fellow
  • Managing IP, IP Stars, Connecticut, USA, 2013-2017
  • Women in the Law - High Achievers, Connecticut Law Tribune, 2009, 2010
  • The Connecticut Technology Council Women of Innovation 2008 Finalist
  • The Connecticut Bar Association Real Property Award
  • The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers for the paper “The Pre-Eminence of Economic Factors in the Fair Use Defense”

Admissions

  • State of Connecticut, 1995
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1995

Education

University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 1995

Stanford University, Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, 1988

Baylor University, B.S., Chemistry, with honors, 1983

Teaching Positions

  • Adjunct Patent Law Professor, University of Connecticut School of Law, Advanced Patent Law, 2001- present
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Leah M. Reimer, Ph.D.

Partner Co-Chair, Chemical, Material and Life Sciences
Hartford
860.286.2929
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Under Leah Reimer’s leadership, Cantor Colburn’s Chemical, Material, and Life Sciences Department has grown into the firm’s largest department with nearly 40 attorneys and patent agents who are dedicated to adding maximum value to client products and services by protecting their intellectual property assets. Leah provides Fortune 50 and other technology-based companies with sophisticated, creative solutions to complex legal and technical issues. Her counsel is fully supported by the knowledge and experience gained through her PhD in organic chemistry, her work as a research chemist at Eli Lily and DowElanco, and her success as an IP attorney.

Leah’s patent prosecution practice is focused primarily on polymer and materials science; pharmaceuticals and pharmaceutical formulation; agricultural chemicals and their formulation; nanotechnology; and metallurgy and ceramics. She teaches Patent Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law and is a frequent speaker on emerging areas of patent law. She has twice been designated a Woman of the Law High Achiever by the Connecticut Law Tribune.

Experience Highlights

Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP, 1999-present

Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 1995-1999

Research Chemist, Eli Lilly / DowElanco 1988-1993

Publications

News

Events

Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

American Intellectual Property Law Association

  • Patent Search Committee Member

Association of University Technology Managers

Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)

  • U.S. Patent Law Committee
  • Law Review Member

Connecticut Bar Association

Connecticut Bar Foundation, James W. Cooper Fellows

Institute of Material Sciences Board Member, University of Connecticut