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Cantor Colburn LLP Announces Hiring of Experienced Patent Associates in Detroit, Hartford

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Cantor Colburn LLP, one of the country’s leading intellectual property specialty law firms, announced today the hiring of three experienced patent associates,Michael S. Park and Brian S. Pickell in the firm’s Detroit office and Robert Matson in its Hartford office.

About the Attorneys

Michael Park’s experience includes preparation and prosecution of domestic and international patent applications in the areas of networking, mobile computing, digital media processing, electronic design automation, and medical devices. Prior to entering legal practice, Michael was an engineer at IBM Software Group, developing collaborative and productivity software. His JD is from the University of Iowa College of Law and his B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering is from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is admitted in California and to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is fluent in Korean.

Brian Pickell’s practice covers all facets of intellectual-property law and focuses on preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patent applications for mechanical and electro-mechanical technologies. He is also experienced with conducting clearance investigations, preparing varied written opinions, and handling all forms of trademark- and copyright-related matters. Brian has extensive experience in automotive-related technologies. His JD is from Michigan State University, Detroit College of Law; he has done coursework in physics at Wayne State University; and his B.A. in Economics is from the University of Michigan. He is admitted in Michigan, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, and to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Robert Matson has extensive experience in providing patent-related legal services in the field of aerospace and aircraft design, medical devices, lasers and other optical devices, semiconductor manufacturing, carbon capture, and petroleum. Rob has provided counsel on patent-related legal opinions and patent portfolio analysis. Prior to entering legal practice, he was an engineer with Bechtel Corp. His JD is from the University of Arizona and his BS in Mechanical Engineering is from Brigham Young University. He is admitted in Arizona and to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

About Cantor Colburn LLP

Cantor Colburn LLP is one of the largest full-service intellectual property law firms in the country, with growing offices in Detroit, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Houston, and Hartford. In recent rankings, Cantor Colburn was #7 in the country for issued U.S. patents and #24 for registered U.S. trademarks. 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. For more information, go to

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