Practice Areas



  • IP Stars, Managing IP, Connecticut, USA, 2013-2022
  • 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

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Pamela J. Curbelo

Of Counsel

Pam Curbelo became Of Counsel in 2019 having worked at Cantor Colburn for twenty-two years, retiring as Co-Chair of the Chemical, Materials, and Life Sciences Department. Pam has extensive experience working closely with foreign and domestic clients, as well as with a network of foreign associates, to devise and implement effective 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.

She is a former in-house IP counsel with United Technologies Corporation. She has a 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. Pam has twice been designated a Woman of the Law High Achiever by the Connecticut Law Tribune.

Experience Highlights

Of Counsel, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2019-present

Partner, Cantor Colburn LLP, 1998-2019

United Technologies Corporation, 1988-1998

  • Intellectual Property Attorney, 1998-1991
  • Patent Agent, 1991
  • Consultant, 1988-1991



Professional Affiliations

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