Brian J. Colandreo is a partner in Holland & Knight's Boston office. Mr. Colandreo serves as the National Patent Practice Leader and practices in the area of patent law as a member of the Intellectual Property Law Practice Group of the firm's Litigation Section.

A registered patent attorney, Mr. Colandreo focuses his practice on client management, general intellectual property prosecution, transactional work, litigation support, due diligence work, and utility and design patent opinion work.

Mr. Colandreo has extensive technical experience in: business methods/web-based applications; internet portals/search engines/spiders; graphical user interfaces; speech recognition systems; queue management and emulation; wireless network management; IP telephony; network intrusion detection systems; network compression algorithms; digital rights management; network encryption systems; audio/video streaming and advertisement insertion systems; securities trading systems; research generation systems; superconducting rotating machines; medical devices; personal media devices; network processors and packet processing methodologies; network switches/router /hubs; optical switching systems; IR & EMF-based 3D positioning systems; and consumer goods. Mr. Colandreo’s clients range from small start-up companies to publicly-traded companies.

Intellectual Asset Management (IAM) Patent 1000 has recommended Mr. Colandreo since 2017. The publication states: "The “excellent” Brian Colandreo is adored by clients. “He’s very bright and responsive. A lot of attorneys start with prosecution, but then get pulled into other things – not him, he loves it and you can see that in his work, which is a breath of fresh air.”

Prior to entering law school, Mr. Colandreo worked as a systems/software engineer for Johnson Controls.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Mr. Colandreo practiced at a major boutique IP law firm in Boston and in the intellectual property department of a major multinational law firm in Boston.

Mr. Colandreo is currently an adjunct professor of intellectual property law for Patent Practice 1 and Patent Practice 2 at Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, N.H., and often judges IP moot court competitions.  


  • University of New Hampshire School of Law, J.D.
  • University of New Hampshire School of Law, M.I.P.
  • New Jersey Institute of Technology, B.S., Electrical Engineering
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • IEEE Entrepreneurs Network, Boston Chapter, Past Co-Chair
Honors & Awards
  • IAM Patent 1000, the World's Leading Patent Professionals - Prosecution, International Asset Management magazine, 2017-2019


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