Alan I. Cantor

Mr. Cantor's technical focus is on mechanical and electromechanical technologies, with expertise in a variety of technical fields. Mr. Cantor's broad patent experience includes counseling clients on patentability, validity, infringement and enforceability issues, and obtaining portfolios of U.S. and foreign patents for clients in diverse industries including medical devices, automotive products and electrical power distribution. In addition, Mr. Cantor has counseled clients on design, trademark, trade dress and copyright matters, and has represented clients in licensing negotiations and in litigation in federal courts and in the U.S. International Trade Commission.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Cantor was employed by Ford Motor Company, where he gained practical engineering experience in the automotive industry. He subsequently entered government service at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, where he worked as a patent examiner for six years. Thereafter, Mr. Cantor served as a patent attorney for the U.S. Army Materiel Development and Readiness Command. After leaving government service, Mr. Cantor worked for many years as a partner in a boutique intellectual property law firm in Washington, and then as a partner in the intellectual property department of an international law firm.

Mr. Cantor's professional memberships include the Intellectual Property Law and Litigation Sections of the American Bar Association, and the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Technical Expertise

  • Biological specimen processing
  • Medical devices, including pen needles for diabetes care
  • Electrical outlets, switches, connectors, enclosures, and solar panels
  • Loudspeakers
  • Touch screens
  • Automotive engine, braking and air bag systems
  • Soil stabilization and soil anchoring
  • Cargo container handling
  • Injection and rotational molding
  • Papermaking
  • Infrared targeting
  • Paintball guns
  • Fitness equipment
  • Footwear

Technology

  • Biological specimen processing
  • Medical devices, including pen needles for diabetes care
  • Electrical outlets, switches, connectors, enclosures, and solar panels
  • Loudspeakers
  • Touch screens
  • Automotive engine, braking and air bag systems
  • Soil stabilization and soil anchoring

Admissions

  • Washington, D.C. Bar
  • Virginia Bar
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • USPTO

Education

  • University of Baltimore, J.D., 1975
  • The Cooper Union, B.E., 1969

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