- Complex Commercial and Business Litigation
- Consumer Products Practice
- Copyright Litigation
- Due Diligence in IP Acquisitions
- General Litigation
- IP Transactional
- Patent Litigation
- Technology Transfer
- Trade Secret Litigation
- Trademark and Copyright Litigation
- Trademark and Copyright Practice
- Trademark Litigation
- Trademarks and Trade Dress
- Transfers, Mergers, Acquisitions, Bankruptcies and Securitizations
- Unfair Competition and False Advertising Litigation
- State of Minnesota, 2021
- Not Admitted in Connecticut
Suffolk University Law School, Juris Doctor, 2017
Providence College, Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, 2014
Sara Colburn advises domestic and international clients in trademark clearance, prosecution, monitoring, and enforcement and in intellectual property litigation matters in the areas of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and contractual disputes. She has prepared briefs and attended depositions, mediations, and trails. Sara also assists clients with intellectual property transactional matters. She has drafted numerous intellectual property agreements, including licenses, confidentiality / non-disclosure agreements, assignments, manufacturing and supply agreements, and others. Sara has experience in counseling clients in obtaining intellectual property protection, and defending and enforcing intellectual property rights.
Associate, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2021-present
Law Clerk, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2015-2021
- August 20, 2021
In August 2021, the United States Federal Circuit Court of Appeals held in Omni Medsci vs. Apple Inc. that a university IP policy and employment agreement providing that patents developed by an employee “shall be the property of” the university does not present an automatic assignment of future patent rights, and therefore is not sufficient to effectuate the assignment of legal title to the university. This case is a reminder that proper assignment language in a contract must be utilized to effectuate the desired transfer of intellectual property, and without it, you may not own what you think you own.
- September 10, 2023Boston
The Intellectual Property Owners Association 2023 Annual Meeting takes place September 10-12, 2023 in Boston.
- February 24, 2022webinar
Cantor Colburn attorneys David Bomzer, Katherine Tassmer, and Sara Colburn will present the basics of intellectual property - patents, trademarks, and copyrights - and transactions relating to the transfer and development of intellectual property rights on February, 24, 2022 at a webinar presented to the Inventors Association of Connecticut.
Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)