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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 Philisophy and Marie D. (Mastrantonio) Colaianni.


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, Washington, 1970-1973;trial judge, United States Court Claims, 1973-1982;judge, United States Court Claims District of Columbia, 1982-1984;managing partner, Pennie & Edmonds, Washington, 1984-1988;chair intellectual property, Patton Boggs LLP, Washington, since 1998. Science liaison committee Science Court, 1976-1984. Professor graduate school Patent Resources Institute.

Adjunct Professor American U., 1984-1987, Catholic U. School Law, since 1998. Advising committee patents and trademarks unites states department Commerce, 1987-1989. Senior adviser United States Claims Court Advisory Council, since 1984.

Advising committee United States Patent and Trademark Office.


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.