Hartford-based Cantor Colburn LLP is the nation’s fourth largest patent firm, as ranked by issued patents, according to IP Watchdog, a leading intellectual property blog. IP Watchdog compiled the list of about 800 U.S. patent firms based on the total U.S. utility patents that issued in 2017. The ranking places Cantor Colburn in better than the top 1% of all U.S. law firms for productivity.
Cantor Colburn has been a staple in the top ten rankings for utility patents, design patents, and trademarks for many years. The firm is one of the largest full-service intellectual property law firms in the country, with more than 100 attorneys and agents and offices in Hartford, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Houston, and Detroit.
In 2016, Juristat reviewed law firm growth over the last decade and found that Cantor Colburn was the fastest growing U.S. patent law firm “by a significant margin.” In addition to being a patent powerhouse, Cantor Colburn assists clients with litigation, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, post grant review, including inter partesreview, and agreements of all kinds. Cantor Colburn’s strategic expansion has successfully seen it grow from a ten-lawyer firm in the 1990s.
“Cantor Colburn is able to sustain a high level of productivity and quality work because of the talent, experience, and dedication of many professionals at all levels,” said Philmore H. Colburn II, Co-Managing Partner of Cantor Colburn. “Our clients depend on us to acquire quality patent rights quickly, and we are focused on getting those results.”
“Over the last 25 years at Cantor Colburn, we have focused on three things: high quality work, responsiveness, and value,” said Co-Managing Partner Michael A. Cantor. “It seems as though while much of the world is changing, these things remain constant.”
Cantor Colburn’s clients are among the leading companies in the country and around the world, including Fortune 100 companies, privately-held companies, select high tech start-ups, and universities.
Co-Managing Partner Michael Cantor also serves as Board Chair of Connecticut Innovations, the state’s strategic venture capital arm and the leading source of financing and ongoing support for innovative, growing companies.
The firm recently played a role, along with other key CEO’s in the region, in attracting InfoSys to Hartford. The state Bond Commission last Friday approved $14 million in funding to bring the information technology and consulting firm to Hartford. Infosys has committed to hire 1,000 employees over the next four years in Hartford and establish a $21 million center to develop digital and other technologies for the insurance and health care industries and manufacturing.
Cantor Colburn has a thriving international practice, working closely with companies in Israel, Europe, Asia and the Americas. Michael Cantor has been teaching Patent Law and Procedure at University of Connecticut School of Law as an Adjunct Professor for more than 20 years.