Practice Areas




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


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- 2020
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Leah M. Reimer, Ph.D.

860.286.2929, ext. 1123

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 Ph.D. in organic chemistry, her work as a research chemist at Eli Lilly 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 taught Advanced Patent Law at the University of Connecticut School of Law for as an Adjunct Professor for more than ten years. She is one of the Top 250 in IP Law (IP Stars) and a Woman of the Law High Achiever (Connecticut Law Tribune).

Experience Highlights

Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP, 1999-present

Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 1995-1999

Research Chemist, Eli Lilly / DowElanco 1988-1993




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 Journal Member

Connecticut Bar Association

Connecticut Bar Foundation, James W. Cooper Fellows