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Christopher Potts Joins Cantor Colburn LLP in its Atlanta Office


Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Cantor Colburn LLP, one of the country’s leading intellectual property (IP) law firms, announced today the hiring of Christopher A. Potts as an Associate in the firm’s Atlanta office. Mr. Potts has experience in several areas of IP, including litigation in federal courts; preparation and prosecution of domestic and international patent applications; post-grant proceedings, including reexamination proceedings; and performing freedom-to-operate, due diligence, and clearance searching and analysis. His practice includes generic pharmaceuticals, including litigation and validity, infringement, and freedom-to-operate opinions in support of Abbreviated New Drug Applications and launch-at-risk evaluations/opinions.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Potts worked as an engineer in a medical device start-up company focusing on membrane technologies with glucose monitoring applications. His responsibilities included developing bovine blood testing protocol and other bench-scale testing procedures. Mr. Potts also drafted Small Business Innovation Research grant proposals for the start-up. He also worked as a process engineer (co-op) for Cargill, Inc. in their Dressings, Sauces, and Oils facility in Vernon-Los Angeles, California, as well as Cargill’s salt refinery located in Akron, Ohio. While obtaining a B.S. in chemical and biomolecular engineering from The Ohio State University, Mr. Potts worked in a research lab conducting research on the kinetic optimization of solid-state bioreactors. He also has previous in-house legal experience serving as a legal intern in General Electric’s Global Patent Operation.

Mr. Potts received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Connecticut School of Law with honors. He is admitted to the state bar of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and to the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

About Cantor Colburn LLP

Cantor Colburn is one of the largest full service IP 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. Patents and 24th for registered U.S. Trademarks. 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 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 country and around the world, including Fortune 100 companies, privately-held companies, select high tech start-ups, and universities. For more information, go to www.cantorcolburn.com.



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