Practice Areas




  • Supreme Court of the United States, 1999
  • Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 1994
  • Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, 1994
  • State of Connecticut, 1998
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 1994
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1994


New England School of Law, J.D., 1994

Washington State University, Ph.D., Biochemistry, 1991

Washington State University, M.S., Biochemistry, 1988

UCLA, B.S. Biochemistry, 1985

Teaching Positions

  • Adjunct Professor of Law, Quinnipiac University School of Law, Intellectual Property in Healthcare, 2017-present
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Todd E. Garabedian, Ph.D.

Partner and Vice Chair of the Life Sciences Practice
860.286.2929, ext. 1277

Todd Garabedian, Ph.D. has extensive experience as an intellectual property attorney in a wide variety of disciplines related to the biological and chemical sciences, including chemistry, biochemistry, organic chemistry, pharmaceuticals, molecular biology, and materials science. Todd began his professional career as a research biochemist at the UCLA School of Medicine and thereafter at Washington State University where he worked in a variety of biological fields mainly centered around protein structure, function, and characterization. Before joining Cantor Colburn, Todd was a Partner at Wiggin and Dana LLP, advising clients in all aspects of patent law in the chemical and life science arts, including patent application preparation, prosecution, counseling, portfolio management, and legal opinions. His experience extends to trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, and corporate transactions relating to intellectual property assets, including acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing, and other technology transfer transactions.

Experience Highlights

Partner and Vice Chair, Life Sciences Practice Group, Cantor Colburn LLP, 2013-present

Partner, Wiggin & Dana LLP, New Haven, CT, 2003-2013

Of Counsel, Wiggin and Dana LLP, New Haven, CT, 2002-2003

Associate, Wiggin and Dana LLP, New Haven, CT, 1996-2002

Associate, Weingarten, Schurgin, Gagnebin & Hayes, Boston, MA, 1994-1996




Professional Affiliations

American Chemical Society

American Intellectual Property Law Association

  • Patent Relations Committee, 2023

Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO)

Connecticut Bar Association

Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association

Massachusetts Bar Association

The Federalist Society

  • Member, Intellectual Property Practice Group and the Professional Responsibility & Legal Education Practice Group