Marina F. Cunningham - Managing Partner

marina-f-cunninghamContact Marina Cunningham
Phone: 860-838-8715

Marina has experience in domestic and foreign patent prosecution, trademark and copyright matters, e-commerce related issues, negotiation of licenses and other types of agreements relating to intellectual property, and litigation. Marina has worked as a design supervisor for AT&T Bell Laboratories and, subsequent to obtaining her law degree, as an in-house intellectual property attorney for United Technologies Corporation.


B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University
M.S., Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
J.D., University of Connecticut School of Law

Awards and Recognitions

Top Patent Attorney in Connecticut by The Lexology Client Choice Awards
“Women in the Law – High Achiever,” CT Law Tribune
Tau Beta Pi (The National Engineering Honor Society)

Offices and Positions

Board of Directors, Connecticut Technology Council
Board of Directors, American Heart Association
Board of Directors, Judge Janet Bond Arterton American Inn of Court
Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law
Chair of Board of Directors, MIT Enterprise Forum® of Connecticut
Co-Chair, Intellectual Property Section, Hartford County Bar Association
Committee Member, International Trademark Association
Advisory Board, IP Clinic for the University of Connecticut School of Law
Chair of Parents Committee, Columbia University School of Engineering
Mentor for University of Connecticut Law School Students


Connecticut Bar Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association
International Trademark Association
International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys
International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property
Judge Janet Bond Arterton American Inn of Court


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut


Fluent in Russian; proficient in Ukrainian

Publications and Speaking Engagements

Speaker, MIT Enterprise Forum of Connecticut, “An Entertaining and Educational Evening on IP for Startups,” June 20, 2019

Roundtable Host, “2016 Year in Review – Key Trademark Decisions,” International Trademark Association (INTA) Roundtable, January 26, 2017

Roundtable Host, Protection and Enforcement of Well-Known Marks,” International Trademark Association (INTA) Roundtable, October 27, 2017

Panel Member, “PS XII: What’s the (Technical) Problem?,” American Intellectual Property Law Association World Congress, Sydney, Australia, October 17, 2017

Speaker, Roundtable Discussion: Ex Parte Reexaminations, IP Enforcement Summit, New York 2015

Article author, “Sketching an Outline for Business Method Patents,” CT Law Tribune, Oct 23, 2014

Article co-author, “New Options for Challenging Patents,” CT Law Tribune, April 21, 2014

Article co-author, “Holding a Website Hostage Is a Violation of the Anticybersquatting Statute,” CT Innovations blog

Article co-author, “Can Your Wireless Router Get You In Trouble?,” CT Law Tribune, April 15, 2013

Article co-author, “Louis Vuitton Bags $32 M From Internet Provider,” CT Law Tribune, Oct 12, 2009

Article co-author, “It’s Not Enough to Simply Show Deception,” CT Law Tribune, April 20, 2009

Panel member, GC New England Roundtable Series 2009 – “Trademark & Copyright: A New Era

Speaker, ConnACCA Continuing Seminar Series for In-house Counsel sponsored by McCormick, Paulding & Huber PLLC

Speaker, GC New England Seminar sponsored by McCormick, Paulding & Huber PLLC – “Patent Practice: A Shifting Landscape

Panel member, GC New England Round Table Series – “Patent Reform Preparing for Change

Article co-author, “Business Method Patents Under Fire,” CT Law Tribune, April 21, 2008

Article author, “Inventors Need to Tell All,” CT Law Tribune, Oct 8, 2007

Speaker, Quinnipiac Chamber of Commerce: “Protecting Your Intellectual Property

In the News

Partner Marina Cunningham awards Zoe Eggleston, a Newtown High senior, with the McCormick Paulding & Huber Patent Award

Partner Marina Cunningham received the Lexology Client Choice Award for 2013 as Top Patent Attorney in CT

Partner Marina Cunningham was recognized as a “Women in the Law – High Achiever” by the CT Law Tribune,  June 2008

Partner Marina Cunningham quoted in the CT Law Tribune, Feb 5, 2007