Michael A. Cantor and Philmore H. Colburn II
As Co-Managing Partners of Cantor Colburn, Michael Cantor and Phil Colburn have grown the firm from a 10-attorney patent law firm in the 1990s to one of the largest full-service intellectual property law firms in the country today. And that growth continues under their leadership: Juristat, a patent research and analytics company, recently analyzed which US law firms had the most patent filings at the US Patent and Trademark Office over the last ten years and found that Cantor Colburn was the leader "by a significant margin."
Early on, Mr. Cantor and Mr. Colburn expanded the firm's focus from patent services to include a Trademark & Copyright Department and a Litigation Department, and practice groups offering substantial expertise in transactional services, pharmaceutical IP services, and services to foreign companies filing in the US, in particular with robust relations with companies based in South Korea and Japan. The outstanding growth and success of the firm is a result of their remarkable ability to lead the firm and manage their business in tandem.
And that success continues to be documented by third parties: in February 2016, Cantor Colburn was #3 for design patents, #7 for utility patents, and #7 for trademarks in rankings of US patent and trademark firms by the number of patents and trademarks obtained for clients each year, according to the blog Ant-Like Persistence. No other law firm ranks higher in all three categories. From Acquisition International, the firm won the 2016 Intellectual Property Awards "Best IP Prosecution and Counseling Law Firm – USA." The firm was recognized by Best Lawyers in 2016. And Cantor Colburn attorneys have been recognized in Managing IP's IP Stars since its inception.
Cantor Colburn's attorneys take a proactive, practical, and results-driven approach to helping clients define their needs and implement strategies that achieve their objectives. As a full-service firm, Cantor Colburn's attorneys provide representation regarding utility patents, design patents, trademarks, copyrights, licensing, litigation, due diligence, transactional services, rendering opinions, and more. Cantor Colburn's attorneys and agents understand the USPTO's rules and regulations and can navigate the system in the most effective manner possible. The depth of their education, technical expertise, and legal experience enables them to expertly analyze technical and legal issues and present the most persuasive case on behalf of clients.
For more information about Cantor Colburn, go to www.cantorcolburn.com.
Cantor Colburn's Co-Managing Partners, Philmore H. Colburn II and Michael A. Cantor
Cantor Colburn is a full-service IP firm based in Connecticut, and one of the largest firms in the state. With more than 100 attorneys in its US offices, it has made a name for itself in patent prosecution work. Attorneys and agents are well versed in USPTO rules and regulations, managing more than 13,000 trademarks for domestic and international clients. Their attorneys draw a broad in-house experience at General Electric, General Motors, Honeywell, Reebok, and Pratt & Whitney to manage their IP assets. One client, that is also an IP firm, praised the firm's work in patent and trademark filing work: "Michael Cantor's unwavering commitment to delivering the highest level of legal services at exceptionally competitive rates has fueled Cantor Colburn's strategic expansion from a ten-lawyer firm into the nation's top 10 largest intellectual property law firms." Backed by 30 years of experience, Cantor is co-managing partner and specializes in patent work along with trademark and trade dress, copyright, and a range of IP transactional matters.
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