Alicia Hayter is a mechanical engineer, a patent attorney, and a Partner at Cantor Colburn LLP, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the country. Ali has been involved in advising clients in all aspects of patent law, including utility and design patent application preparation, prosecution, counseling, and portfolio management. Ali was a pro bono attorney and mentor to a high school inventor through the Connecticut Invention Convention, ultimately gaining a U.S. patent for her young client’s innovation. She is active in the firm’s Women’s Initiative. She has been recognized by the Hartford Business Journal in 2021 as a 40 Under 40 Honoree and by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star. Prior to joining Cantor Colburn LLP, Ali worked as both a mechanical engineer and a patent engineer at Otis Elevator, where she helped develop and protect new technology while attending the University of Connecticut School of Law. She and her husband have two young children.