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Cantor Colburn LLP Strengthens Detroit Office with New Partners Edmund Anderson, Karl Barr and Scott McBain

Friday, January 23, 2009

Detroit, MI -- Cantor Colburn announced today the addition of new partners Edmund P. Anderson, Karl F. Barr and Scott A. McBain to the Detroit office. Mr. Anderson comes to the firm from Dickinson Wright PLLC, where he was a member; Mr. Barr comes from General Motors Corporation, where he was Intellectual Property Counsel; and Mr. McBain comes from Delphi Corporation where he was Intellectual Property Counsel.

"Ed, Karl and Scott are greatly esteemed intellectual property lawyers, with phenomenal leadership experience, who we've known professionally and personally for years," said Philmore H. Colburn II, Co-Managing Partner. "As new partners at Cantor Colburn, they demonstrate to our clients in the Midwest that we have a serious commitment to growing our practice in this area."

About the Lawyers

Edmund P. Anderson joins the firm as a partner in the Detroit office. He focuses his practice on metallurgy and materials science in a wide variety of applications, including the automotive, aerospace and defense and biomedical arts, as well as the electrical, electro-mechanical and mechanical arts generally. In addition to patent prosecution, he also devotes a significant portion of his practice to client counseling, product clearance investigations and opinions and IP transactions, including due diligence and the drafting and negotiation of a various IP agreements.

Mr. Anderson has extensive in-house experience, having previously managed the IP for multi-billion business units of several Fortune 100 companies, as well as extensive private practice experience as a former partner in the IP practice group at Dickinson Wright PLLC. He received a J.D. from William Mitchell College of Law; his undergraduate degree is in Metallurgical Engineering from Michigan Technological University. Mr. Anderson is admitted to the bar in Michigan, Minnesota and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Karl Barr joins the firm as a partner in the Detroit office. Formerly Intellectual Property Counsel at General Motors Corporation, Karl has focused his efforts counseling GM Management regarding all aspects of complex intellectual property transactions, procurement, as well as portfolio management and monetization strategies. His clients have most recently included GM's Global Powertrain Operations and Fuel Cell Research and Development Activities. Karl has hands on multinational experience in, and his practice continues to focus on, intellectual property transactions, monetization, licensing and sale, as well as the advance development, assessment and acquisition of new technologies and technology property rights.

Karl received a J.D. from the University of Detroit School of Law, and he has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an M.S. in Business Administration from Michigan Technological University. Karl is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to practice law in the State of Michigan.

Scott A. McBain joins the firm as a partner in the Detroit office. As an attorney at Delphi Corporation, he was Division IP Counsel for several different multi-billion dollar business units. At Delphi, Mr. McBain managed both domestic and international IP portfolios and led the IP portfolio development efforts in a wide range of technologies, encompassing automotive safety and comfort and even medical devices.

Mr. McBain has supported numerous acquisitions and divestitures and has significant experience in M&A activities, drafting and negotiating technology transfer agreements and other IP agreements. Mr. McBain was also responsible for managing Delphi's worldwide trademark portfolio for the last four years and was a leader in establishing and implementing Delphi's worldwide anti-counterfeiting strategy. Prior to his eight years at Delphi, Mr. McBain spent almost nine years at Vickers, Daniels and Young in Cleveland, where he was extensively involved in both patent and trademark litigation in federal court and in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Mr. McBain began his career as an engineer at American Electric Power in Columbus, Ohio. He received his J.D. from Thomas M. Cooley Law School, from which he graduated magna cum laude, and his B.S. in civil engineering is from Michigan Technological University. Mr. McBain is admitted to the bar in Michigan, Ohio and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

About Cantor Colburn LLP

Cantor Colburn LLP is a large, full service IP law firm, providing clients around the world with the services that allow them to enjoy the full value of their intellectual property assets. Its patent practice ranks in the top 5% nationally, and its Litigation, Trademark and Copyright groups are growing substantially. With 95+ attorneys and patent professionals, the firm's clients are the leading companies in the US and around the world, including Fortune 100 companies privately held companies, select high-tech start-ups, and universities. Cantor Colburn has offices in Detroit, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, and Hartford. Cantor Colburn can be found on the Web at

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