Practice Areas



  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1992
  • State of Michigan, 1991
  • State of Texas, 2020
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan


Michigan State University College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1991

University of Detroit Mercy, Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, cum laude, 1985

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Vincent A. Cichosz


Vince’s intellectual property practice includes 16 years as a founding member of a boutique IP law firm subsequent to 12 years of in-house leadership roles.  His practice includes all aspects of patent procurement, opinion work, and transactional activities.  Vince is experienced in system, component and control technologies in most automotive areas including powertrain, chassis & vehicle stability, energy generation & storage, power & signal distribution, thermal management, displays & infotainment, advanced driver-assistance systems, and V2X communication. In both private and corporate practice, Vince has guided the professional development of numerous entrants into the patent practice through personal training and mentoring.

Experience Highlights

Partner, Cantor Colburn 2019-present

Co-Managing Partner, Cichosz and Cichosz PLLC, 2003-2019

Sector IP Counsel (Powertrain/Chassis/Thermal), Delphi Automotive Systems, 1999-2003

Legal Staff Attorney, General Motors, 1991-1999

Reliability Engineer, Cadillac Motor Car, 1983-1991


Professional Affiliations

Intellectual Property Owners Association