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 2020-2021


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

Anne Maxwell, Vice President
Cantor Colburn, LLP
20 Church Street
22nd Floor
Hartford, CT 06103
t: (860) 286-2929


Ray Zenkert, Secretary


Jeffrey J. Scepanski, Treasurer
CIPLA Program Chair
Ohlandt, Greeley, Ruggiero & Perle, LLP
One Landmark Square, 10th Floor
Stamford, CT 06901
T: (203) 327-4500 x 154
F: (203)-327-6401

Joseph Romagnano, Program Chair
Grogan, Tuccillo & Vanderleeden, LLP
1350 Main Street, Suite 508
Springfield, MA 01103
t: (413) 736-5401

CIPLA Board of Governors

Michael Cartona
Ian J.S. Lodovice
Scott Lydon
Erica Dorsey
Benjamin J. Lehberger
Grant Ehrlich