Cantor Colburn LLP

Practice/Organization Description

Focused on protecting the ideas, dreams & innovations of our clients around the world.

At Cantor Colburn, we specialize in intellectual property law - the law of intangibles. We provide the skills and experience needed to help companies both large and small succeed in this critically important area of the law.

Our philosophy is to partner with our clients, both large and small, to provide them with quality, timely, and cost effective legal services so that they can maximize and enjoy the full value of their intellectual property assets.

We have developed a highly talented team of experienced professionals including attorneys, patent agents and technical advisors. Our attorneys have accumulated decades of combined experience in intellectual property law and hold additional advanced degrees in specific technology areas such as mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemistry, and biotechnology, providing unparalleled expertise. Many of our attorneys regularly lecture and teach at law schools and industry seminars.

Our practice covers all aspects of intellectual property law. Our expertise extends to industries as diverse as biotechnology, telecommunications, polymeric materials, optical imaging, petroleum, electrical power systems, medical instrumentation, software, optics, and industrial safety protection products.

Whether we are designated as the sole provider of IP services or are working on a project basis, we strive to add value and make a meaningful contribution to each of our clients.

Cantor Colburn adds value to our client's business by taking a proactive approach to managing intellectual property. Everything we do is driven by our desire to help our clients manage their intellectual property portfolio effectively. Our consultative methodology begins with a thorough review of the current conditions surrounding the business, the marketplace, and the competitive environment. We then develop IP-based strategies that align with and support overall business goals and direction. Typically, this results in a number of viable and appropriate actions. Prioritizing these and choosing which to implement is a crucial step. We determine the most beneficial actions by evaluating which will provide the most effective protection, help to increase market share, or produce and protect higher margins.

In order to enable this, we structure innovative relationships and working arrangements designed to improve communication, keep all parties focused, expedite timely actions, decrease paperwork, and maximize existing resources. We have developed a number of effective techniques and processes, including brainstorming sessions and patent portfolio mapping, that are designed to encourage productive communication and decision-making within our client companies.

Strategic IP Services available from Cantor Colburn:

Development and maintenance of strategic patent portfolios

Competitor patent review and analysis

Design around

Validity/infringement opinions

Licensing

Technology transfer and other IP agreements

Due diligence

Patent enforcement

Litigation

International Trade Commission (I.T.C.) proceedings

Copyright matters

Trademark procurement and enforcement

Professional Associations & Memberships

Through its attorneys, the firm is represented in state, national and international patent law associations.

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