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Cantor Colburn Adds Experienced IP Duo with Expertise in Generic Pharmaceuticals, Chemical Arts

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Hartford, CT — Cantor Colburn LLP announced today that Jeffery B. Arnold and Jo-Anne M. Kokoski have joined the firm as partner and counsel respectively. Mr. Arnold will be based in the Atlanta office and Ms. Kokoski in the Hartford office.

“Generic pharmaceutical litigation is a significant and fast-growing practice area for Cantor Colburn,” said Michael Cantor, Co-Managing Partner of Cantor Colburn. “Jeff and Jo-Anne are strong contributors.”

Mr. Arnold is actively involved in assisting generic drug companies with abbreviated new drug applications and launch-at-risk opinions, as well as related litigation. Ms. Kokoski has substantial experience litigating generic pharmaceutical, chemical and other types of patent and complex cases in federal court.

“We have an immediate need for Jeff and Jo-Anne’s expertise,” said Philmore H. Colburn II, Co-Managing Partner. “And they hit the ground running on day one.”

Jeffery B. Arnold

Jeffery B. Arnold, an intellectual property attorney with more than twenty years’ experience, has joined Cantor Colburn as a partner in our Atlanta office. Jeff concentrates his practice on chemistry and chemical engineering; chemical manufacturing processes; biochemistry; medicinal chemistry; pharmaceuticals; polymers and related engineering; catalyst systems, particularly those employed in petrochemical industry; materials and material science; flooring products; medical devices; and mechanical devices and systems. He has counseled clients on strategies for managing and protecting patent portfolios; prepared validity, infringement, and patentability opinions; represented clients in all aspects of patent prosecution; and has been engaged in supporting numerous litigation matters.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Arnold was an administrative law and trial attorney with the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Prior to that, Mr. Arnold was as a chemical engineer with Texaco, Inc. Mr. Arnold earned his J.D. degree from the Loyola University School of Law and a B.S. in chemical engineering with honors from the University of Tennessee. He is a part-time graduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he is pursuing a doctorate in biochemistry. He is admitted in Georgia, Louisiana, New York, and to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Jo-Anne M. Kokoski

Ms. Kokoski has substantial experience litigating patent and other types of complex cases in federal court. She has been involved in all aspects of pharmaceutical, chemical and medical device patent litigation, from fact and expert discovery to summary judgment and trial. She participated in jury and bench trials in the District of Delaware and the Southern District of New York, and in appeals to the Federal Circuit. She also has litigated cases involving the Hatch-Waxman Amendments.

Ms. Kokoski also has substantial experience counseling clients regarding patent infringement and validity issues as well as FDA issues involving the development and marketing of generic pharmaceuticals. Ms. Kokoski’s undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is in chemical engineering and her J.D. is from Washington University in St. Louis. She is admitted in Illinois and Connecticut and to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

About Cantor Colburn LLP

Cantor Colburn LLP is one the largest intellectual property specialty law firms in the U.S., providing clients worldwide with the complete range of legal services that allow them to enjoy the greatest value from their intellectual property assets. Cantor Colburn is a leading firm in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, and our patent professionals are adept in a great diversity of technologies. As well, the firm has extensive practice in other intellectual property areas, such as validity and infringement opinions, reexaminations, interferences, licensing, due diligence regarding acquisitions and divestitures, and technology transfer agreements. Cantor Colburn’s trademark and copyright team is nationally ranked for its services in trademarks, trade dress, and unfair competition law, copyrights, trade secrets and proprietary information protection, domain name registrations and disputes, internet and e-commerce law, licensing, distribution agreements, transfer agreements and due diligence for acquisitions and divestitures. Cantor Colburn’s litigation team has extensive and diverse experience in intellectual property, commercial and business litigation cases, and has represented plaintiffs, defendants, intellectual property owners, as well as accused infringers, in litigation. The firm’s clients are among the leading companies in the United States and around the world, including Fortune 100 companies, privately held companies, select high-tech start-ups, and universities. Cantor Colburn has offices in Hartford, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Houston, and Detroit. For more information, go to

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