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
Photo of Todd E. Garabedian, Ph.D.

Todd E. Garabedian, Ph.D.

Partner and Vice Chair, Life Sciences Practice Group
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

Representative Matters

  • IP Counsel AllerQuest LLC, Farmington, CT
  • IP Counsel, ChiRhoClin, Inc., Burtonsville, MD
  • U.S. Patent Counsel, Affibody AB, Solna, Sweden
  • U.S. Patent Counsel, Karo Bio AB, Huddinge, Sweden
  • IP Counsel, MicroChem Corp, Framingham, MA


Court Reviews Patentable Subject Matter in Biosciences, Connecticut Law Tribune

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Clarifies its Rules on Small Entity Qualifications, TerraLex Intellectual Property Newsletter, 11th Edition, April 2005

Managing The University Patent Portfolio And Making It Attractive To Licensees: A Commonsense Approach, Research Management Review, Volume 14, Number 2, Spring 2005

Public PAIR and Assignments on the Web Database Systems: The Newest Tools to Monitor the Filing, Prosecution, and Ownership of United States Patent Applications, TerraLex Intellectual Property Newsletter, 10th Edition, October, 2004

Erroneous Small Entity Designation Can Jeopardize Patent Rights, TerraLex Intellectual Property Newsletter, 9th Edition, April, 2004

Recent Developments in Intellectual Property Law: Avoiding Traps in the Pursuit of University Research, Research Management Review, Winter/Spring 2003

Nontraditional Publications and Their Effect on Patentable Inventions, Nature Biotechnology, Volume 20, Number 4, pages 401-402 (2002)

Recent Changes to the US Patent Laws: Their Effect on Inventions in Biotechnology, TerraLex Intellectual Property Newsletter, 7th Edition, February/March, 2002

Laboratory Record Keeping, Reprinted with permission from Nature Biotechnology v. 15 (August 1997) pp.799-800.

Garabedian TE and Yount RG, Direct photoaffinity labeling of gizzard myosin with vanadate-trapped adenosine diphosphate. Biochemistry (1991) 30:10126.

Garabedian TE and Yount RG, Direct photoaffinity labeling of gizzard myosin with [3H]uridine diphosphate places Glu185 of the heavy chain at the active site. J. Biol. Chem. (1990) 265:22547-53.



Professional Affiliations

American Bar Association

American Chemical Society

American Intellectual Property Law Association

Intellectual Property Owners Association

Connecticut Bar Association

Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association

Massachusetts Bar Association

The Federalist Society