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Background

Joseph V. Colaianni is a Principal in the Washington, DC, office of Fish & Richardson. Mr. Colaianni’s practice has a particular focus on litigating Section 337 proceedings before the U.S. International Trade Commission. Mr. Colaianni is very experienced in virtually all aspects of Section 337 actions, including due diligence and filing, discovery and hearings, enforcement proceedings, and has served as lead counsel and handled the day-to-day oversight of numerous Section 337 actions. Mr. Colaianni has conducted over ten evidentiary hearings (trials) at the ITC since 1996. Mr. Colaianni has also litigated patent infringement cases in federal district courts throughout the country, including jury and bench trials. In 2013, Mr. Colaianni was an integral part of a litigation team that achieved a verdict of non-infringement from a jury in Marshall, Texas.

Prior to joining Fish & Richardson, Mr. Colaianni served as a patent examiner at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, examining patent applications relating to electronic imaging devices, including charge coupled devices and digital camera technology.

Mr. Colaianni was selected for inclusion as a “leading patent practitioner” in the 2013-2014 and 2016-2019 editions of IAM Patent 1000 for National Patent Prosecution and Litigation Practices.

Education

George Washington University Law School 1996
J.D.
Member, AIPLA Law Journal
with honors


University of Maryland 1991
Electrical Engineering, B.S.
cum laude, Tau Beta Pi, Eta Kappa Nu

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 1996
  • District of Columbia 1997
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Memberships & Affiliations

​Member: American Bar Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, ITC Trial Lawyers Association.

Experience

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“Joseph Colaianni is an excellent advocate, effective trial lawyer and trusted colleague.”

— 2019 IAM Patent 1000

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