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Cantor Colburn Attorneys Named to Lists of 2017 Connecticut Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Cantor Colburn LLP, one of the largest full-service intellectual property law firms in the country, is pleased to announce that seven attorneys from its Hartford office were named to the 2017 list of Connecticut Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Super Lawyers selects attorneys using peer nominations and evaluations, combined with independent research. Only 5% of attorneys are selected to be Super Lawyers; only 2.5% of attorneys are selected to be Rising Stars. Rising Stars uses the same selection process as Super Lawyers with the additional criteria that candidates must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for ten or fewer years.

The lawyers, named with the practice area for which they are recognized, include:

Connecticut Super Lawyers 2017

  • Michael Cantor, Co-Managing Partner, Intellectual Property
  • William J. Cass, Of Counsel, Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Andrew C. Ryan, Partner and Post Grant Review Chair, Intellectual Property Litigation
Connecticut Rising Stars 2017
  • Taylor Coon, Associate, Intellectual Property
  • Alicia Hayter, Associate, Intellectual Property
  • Krista A. Kostiew, Partner, Intellectual Property
  • David E. Rodrigues, Ph.D., Partner, Intellectual Property

About Cantor Colburn LLP
Cantor Colburn is the fastest growing U.S. patent firm over the last ten years (“Rainmaker Firms,” Juristat). Cantor Colburn was #4 for design patents (“2016 Toteboards Published,” Ant-like Persistence), #6 for utility patents (“Top Patent Firms 2016,” IP Watchdog), and #10 for trademarks (“2016 US Trademark Toteboard,” Ant-like Persistence). Cantor Colburn has been nationally ranked in these categories for more than a decade, and the firm’s Litigation Department has also received national recognition. Cantor Colburn is one of the largest IP law firms in the country, with more than 100 attorneys and agents providing counsel to clients around the globe from offices in Hartford, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Houston, and Detroit. Cantor Colburn is proud to be named one of the Top 100 Firms for Minority Attorneys (IP Law360).

With highly specialized knowledge and in-depth understanding of clients' businesses, the firm supports the technological innovations that are driving the world economy. Exceptionally well versed in a wide range of cutting-edge technologies, the firm’s clients are in a broad spectrum of industries, including chemical, pharmaceutical, medical devices, manufacturing, consumer products, energy, software, telecommunications, entertainment, and more. For more information, go to