Our History

connecticut_mapThe CIPLA was originally founded in 1946 as the Connecticut Patent Law Association to promote a standard of ethics within the profession of patent attorneys. In 2001 the association change its name to the CIPLA to broaden its scope and recognize the relationship between patent law and other fields of intellectual property law. The association now has approximately 150 members who meet on a regular basis continuing the associations goals of promoting a standard of ethics and professionalism among its members.

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CIPLA Officers 2017 – 2018

Grant Ehrlich, Ph.D., President
Cantor Colburn, LLP
20 Church Street
22nd Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
t: (860) 286-2929

Michael Cartona, Vice President
Grogan, Tuccillo & Vanderleeden, LLP
1350 Main Street, Suite 508
Springfield, MA 01103
t: (413) 736-5401

J. Robert Dean, Secretary
Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
One Landmark Square, 10th Floor
Stamford, CT 06901
t: (203) 327-4500

Benjamin White, Treasurer
St. Onge Steward Johnston & Reens, LLC
986 Bedford Street
Stamford, CT 06905-5619
t: (203) 324-6155

CIPLA Board of Governors

George M. Macdonald
Andy I. Corea
Ian J.S. Lodovice
Scott Lydon
Erica Dorsey
Benjamin J. Lehberger