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Henry Gibson, Former Senior IP Counsel at SABIC Innovative Plastics, Joins Cantor Colburn LLP

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Cantor Colburn LLP, one of the country’s leading intellectual property (IP) law firms, announced today the hiring of Henry Gibson, former Senior IP Counsel at SABIC Innovative Plastics. Mr. Gibson has more than 35 years of extensive experience in patent portfolio management, licensing and other IP transactions, trademark and branding protection, and advising on patentability, infringement, clearance, licensing, acquisitions and divestitures, disputes, strategic patent and trademark portfolios management, branding, and internet matters. His expertise includes all technologies in the chemical and petrochemical arts, and material applications across many industries such as transportation, building and construction, electronics, packaging, and manufacturing. Before joining the firm, Mr. Gibson was Senior IP Counsel at SABIC and at GE, and IP Counsel at Texaco and at Union Carbide, and was responsible for managing global patent and trademark portfolios and counseling multi-billion dollar businesses in all areas of IP.

“Henry has a wealth of senior leadership experience in-house at some of the largest companies in the world,” said Michael A. Cantor, Co-Managing Partner of Cantor Colburn. “His skill set meshes nicely with the needs of our diverse clientele. He understands issues that face corporate in-house IP staff and the need for achieving tremendous value from their IP investments."

“I am happy to join Cantor Colburn, having worked with these attorneys for years as the client,” said Mr. Gibson. “I am looking forward to managing global trademark and related matters.”

Mr. Gibson will be based out of the Hartford office. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Virginia in Chemistry and Juris Doctorate degree from the George Washington University. He is admitted to the state bars of Connecticut and New York, to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

About Cantor Colburn LLP

Cantor Colburn is one of the largest full service intellectual property law firms in the country, with growing offices in Hartford, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Houston, and Detroit. In recent rankings, Cantor Colburn is 7th in the country for issued U.S. Patentsand24th for issued U.S. TrademarkRegistrations. The firm also has extensive practices 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 litigation teamhas 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 clientsare among the leading companies in the country 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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