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Joseph Vincent Colaianni

Joseph Vincent Colaianni, American judge. Bar: Michigan 1962, Ohio 1963, Washington 1964.


  • Colaianni, Joseph Vincent was born on March 19, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Pasquale and Marie D. (Mastrantonio) Colaianni.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, University Detroit, 1956. Postgraduate, Wayne State University, 1956—1958. Juris Doctor with honors, George Washington University, 1961.


    • Associate firm Fay and Fay, Cleveland, until 1965. Trial attorney civil division Department Justice, Washington, 1965-1970. Commissioner United States Court Claims, 1970-1973, trial judge, 1973-1977.

      Judge United States Court Claims District of Columbia, 1977-1984. Managing partner Pennie & Edmonds, 1984-1998. Chair intellectual property Patton Boggs LLP, since 1998.

      Science liaison committee Science Court, 1976-1984. Professor graduate school Patent Resources Institute. Adjunct professor American University, 1984-1987, Catholic University School Law, since 1997.

      Advisory committee patents and trademarks United States Department Commerce, 1987-1989. Senior adviser United States Claims Court Advisory Council, since 1984. Advisory committee United States Patent and Trademark Office.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Michigan 1962, Ohio 1963, Washington 1964.


    • Advisory board Patent, Trademark and Copyright Journal, 1984-1991.


    District Heights Recreation Council, Maryland, 1969-1970. Board directors Henson Valley Montessori School. President Tilden Parent-Teachers Association, 1979-1981.

    President Lido Civic Club, 1981, board directors, 1982-1990, since 2000. Trustee Western College Medicine, 1982-1985. Advisory board Holy Rosary, Washington, since 1984.

    Co-president University Maryland at College Park Parents Association, 1991-1997. Member president cabinet University Detroit Mercy, since 1982, commission on future College Engineering, 1995-1996. Member American, Federal Bar Associations, Patent Office Society, Michigan, Ohio, Washington Bars, Insignis (University Detroit College Engineering.Alumnus of Year, 2008), Phi Delta Phi, Eta Kappa Nu, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Delta Kappa, George Washington University Law Review (1960-1961).


    • Married Rita Milena Roll, October 13, 1962. Children: Marie Elena, Joseph Vincent, Michael Philip, Vincent Gerard.
    • father: Pasquale Colaianni
    • mother: Marie D. (Mastrantonio) Colaianni
    • spouse: Rita Milena Roll
    • children: Marie Elena Colaianni
    • Joseph Vincent Colaianni
    • Michael Philip Colaianni
    • Vincent Gerard Colaianni
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    Born March 19, 1935