- Aerospace & Aeronautics
- Automotive Technology
- Chemical Engineering
- Environmental Engineering
- Food Science
- Mechanical Engineering
- Medical Devices
- Metallurgy & Ceramics
- Polymer & Materials Science
- Semiconductor Devices & Processing Methods
- Additive Manufacturing
- Due Diligence in IP Acquisitions
- IP Transactional
- Patent Landscaping and Risk Analysis
- Strategic IP Portfolio Development and Management
- Managing IP, IP Stars, Connecticut, USA, 2013-2018
- The Connecticut Technology Council Women of Innovation 2014 Finalist
- Women in the Law – High Achievers, Connecticut Law Tribune, 2009, 2010
- State of Connecticut, 2002
- United States Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2000
- Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1991
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1991
Western New England College School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1991
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, B.S., Chemical Engineering, 1988
Pamela J. Curbelo
Drawing on 25 years of experience, Pam Curbelo co-chairs Cantor Colburn’s robust Chemical, Materials, and Life Sciences Department, and she spearheads the firm’s international patent activity. Pam works closely with foreign and domestic clients, as well as a network of foreign associates to devise and implement effective intellectual property (IP) strategies; to prepare and prosecute U.S. and international patent applications; to draft and negotiate IP agreements; and to prepare clearance, non-infringement, and invalidity opinions.
A former in-house IP counsel with United Technologies Corporation, Pam shares her unique perspective and deep technical knowledge with clients from a broad spectrum of industries ranging from polymers, processing, catalysis, automotive, and environmental engineering to telecommunications, additive manufacturing, and aerospace. She regularly presents lectures and workshops to clients on patent law issues. Pam has twice been designated a Woman of the Law High Achiever by the Connecticut Law Tribune.
Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP, 1998-present
United Technologies Corporation, 1988-1998
- Intellectual Property Attorney, 1998-1991
- Patent Agent, 1991
- Consultant, 1988-1991
- 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.
- May 3, 2018
Six Cantor Colburn partners were selected as IP Stars in the 2018 World IP Survey by Managing Intellectual Property. Cantor Colburn was recognized as a “highly recommended” intellectual property (IP) law firm in the state of Connecticut, where the firm is headquartered.
Co-Managing Partners Michael Cantor and Philmore Colburn were listed in Connecticut, as were Pamela Curbelo, David Fox, and Leah Reimer, Ph.D. Paul Marshall, who is based in the firm’s Detroit office, made the list for the state of Michigan. All are Patent Stars and Mr. Colburn is additionally a Trademark Star.
- June 30, 2017
Cantor Colburn has been recommended as a Leading Firm by the Legal 500 United States 2017 in Intellectual Property for Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings). This will be the firm’s eighth consecutive year as being recognized for this highly selective honor. Partners Michael Cantor, Phil Colburn, Leah Reimer, Pamela Curbelo, Andy Ryan and Dave Christensen received special recognition from the editors of the publication. Dave Christensen was also recognized as a Next Generation Lawyer.
- May 30, 2017
- The Legal 500 United StatesJune 17, 2016
Cantor Colburn LLP has been recommended as a Leading Firm by the Legal 500 United States 2016 in Intellectual Property for Patents: prosecution (including re-examination and post-grant proceedings). This will be the firm’s seventh consecutive year as being recognized for this highly selective honor.
- June 9, 2015
Cantor Colburn LLP has been recommended as a Leading Firm by the Legal 500 United States 2015 in Intellectual Property for patent prosecution: utility and design patents.
Research is based on feedback from 250,000 clients worldwide, submissions from law firms and interviews with leading private practice lawyers, and a team of researchers.
Seven of the firm’s attorneys have been recommended in the Legal 500 United States 2015’s editorial.
- August 1, 2014
Eight Cantor Colburn attorneys were selected as IP Stars in the 2014 World IP Survey
by Managing Intellectual Property.
- Connecticut Law TribuneMarch 17, 2014
- March 5, 2014
Pamela J. Curbelo, Partner and Co-Chair of Cantor Colburn’s Chemical, Material and Life Sciences Department, is named a finalist by the Connecticut Technology Council in the Women of Innovation Award in the Small Business Innovation and Leadership category. The tenth annual Women of Innovation Awards will be held on March 27th at The Aquaturf in Southington, Connecticut. This prestigious award program recognizes the energy, creativity and remarkable capabilities of women working in Connecticut's science and technology community.
- Connecticut Law TribuneFebruary 6, 2012
- Connecticut Law TribuneOctober 11, 2010
- May 25, 2018Wilbraham, Massachusetts
Cantor Colburn attorneys and Western New England University (WNEU) Alumni Phil Colburn, Pamela Curbelo, Jim Merrick, Jim Wimpe, and Troy LaMontagne will attend the 50th Annual WNEU Alumni Golf Tournament at the Country Club of Wilbraham in Wilbraham, Massachusetts. Cantor Colburn is a long-time supporter of the tournament, which benefits the WNEU Alumni Association Golf Tournament Endowed Scholarship.
- February 27, 2018Houston, Texas
Cantor Colburn is proud to sponsor the 19th Annual Ethics Seminar and Golf/Spa Event presented by the Houston ACC (Association of Corporate Counsel) in Houston, Texas on February 27, 2018. The agenda includes CLE presentations in the morning and golf or spa in the afternoon. Cantor Colburn's Pamela Curbelo and Jessica Zimberlin Eastman, Ph.D. will attend.
- November 9, 2017Seattle, Washington
The Women in Law and IP Summit: Seattle conference will take place on November 9, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. Partner and Co-Chair of the Chemical, Materials, and Life Sciences Department Pamela Curbelo will attend.
- April 25, 2017Anlyan Center, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Cantor Colburn is pleased to sponsor a CURE BioHaven event, "The Biopharmaceutical Industry’s Challenges in Drug Pricing" with Dr. John LaMattina, about drug pricing transparency.
Cantor Colburn is a member of CURE, Connecticut’s bioscience network. Dr. John LaMattina is currently a Senior Partner at PureTech Health, and is the former Senior Vice President of Pfizer Inc. and former President of Pfizer Global Research and Development.
- March 27, 2014Southington, Connecticut
Pamela J. Curbelo, Partner and Co-Chair of Cantor Colburn’s Chemical, Material and Life Sciences Department, is named a finalist by the Connecticut Technology Council in the Women of Innovation Award in the Small Business Innovation and Leadership category. This is the tenth year of this prestigious award program recognizing the energy, creativity and remarkable capabilities of women working in Connecticut's science and technology community.
- IP Roundtable, GC New England, Second Quarter 2010
American Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle
Connecticut Bar Association
Connecticut Intellectual Patent Law Association
Intellectual Property Owners Association