Practice Areas



  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2015
  • State of Connecticut, 2015


Quinnipiac University School of Law, JD, Concentration in Intellectual Property with honors, magna cum laude, 2015

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, BS in Aerospace Engineering, 2009

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Nicholas R. Stango

860-286-2929, ext. 1248

Nicholas Stango counsels clients on a variety of intellectual property matters.  He focuses his practice on patent preparation and patent prosecution in a wide variety of mechanical technologies, serving both foreign and domestic clients.  Nick additionally conducts searches and prepares corresponding patentability, freedom to operate, and non-infringement opinions.  

Within the mechanical arts, Nick’s practice has involved work with helicopters, gas turbine engines, gas turbine engine combustors, gas turbine engines blades, gas turbine engine rub buttons, gas turbine engine blade detection systems, gas turbine variable angle vanes, aircraft heat exchangers, aircraft fire detection systems, aircraft air starter systems, aircraft bowed rotor systems, aircraft gear pumps, aircraft generators, swing bed CO2 absorption apparatuses, aircraft ram air turbine systems, aircraft seat locking systems, rocket propulsion actuators, aerospace tooling apparatuses, aerospace testing systems, aircraft landing gear, additive manufacturing, elevators, escalators, air conditioning systems, transportation refrigeration units, automobiles, building fire suppression systems, building fire detection systems, cooking appliances, blenders, grills, coffee makers, and real estate key lock boxes.

 Nick also participates in pro bono work with the Connecticut invention Convention where he volunteers his time as an invention convention judge.  Further, he also prepped and prosecuted a patent application pro bono for the Patent Application Award winner of the 2018 National Invention Convention and Entrepreneurship Expo. 

Prior to joining Cantor Colburn, Nick worked as both a mechanical engineer and technical data manager at Sikorsky Aircraft while attending law school.  While at Sikorsky, Nick helped manage the speed patent portfolio for the IP steering committee.  He worked directly with inventors on patent extraction and oversaw training regarding antitrust, intellectual property, operational security, international trade compliance, and government technical data rights markings in accordance with DFARS and FAR requirements. 

Nicholas Stango graduated magna cum laude from Quinnipiac University School of Law in 2015 where he earned a concentration in intellectual property with honors.  Nick received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2009. 

Experience Highlights

Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2015-present

Patent Agent, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2015

Senior Mechanical Engineer – Joint Multi-Role Technical Data Manager, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, 2013-2015

Mechanical Engineer – CH-148 Subsystems Design Engineer and Co-Cost Account Manager (CAM), Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, 2011-2013

Associate Mechanical Engineer - Subsystems Design Aftermarket Repair Engineer, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, 2010-2011

Material Operations Analyst – Precision Assembly, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, 2009-2010

Industrial Engineering Intern – Precision Machining, Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, 2008


Professional Affiliations

Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)

American Bar Association

Connecticut Bar Association

Connecticut IP Inn of Court