Brian J. Colandreo is a partner in Holland & Knight's Boston office. Mr. Colandreo serves as the National Patent Practice Leader. A registered patent attorney, Mr. Colandreo has considerable experience in many different aspects of intellectual property (IP) law, including:

  • Patent Practice Group, Attorney and Staff Management
  • Client Development and Management
  • Domestic Patent Preparation and Prosecution
  • Foreign / International Patent Preparation and Prosecution
  • Patent Litigation Support
  • Merger and Acquisition Support
  • Patent Infringement Analysis
  • Patent Validity Analysis
  • Due Diligence Matters
  • Transactional Matters
  • Licensing Work
  • Opinion Work
  • "Design Around" Work
  • General Client Counseling
  • IP Strategy Work
  • IP Best Practices Work
  • IP / Patent Portfolio Analysis
  • IP / Patent Portfolio Management
  • IP / Patent Portfolio Development
  • Trademark Counseling
  • Copyrights Counseling
  • Trade Secret Counseling

Mr. Colandreo represents (or has represented) foreign and domestic clients of all sizes – from sole inventors to Fortune 50 companies – in a wide range of technologies, including:

  • Computer Applications
  • Client, Server and Client-Server Applications
  • Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) Systems and Methodologies
  • Blockchain Systems and Methodologies
  • Cryptocurrency Systems and Methodologies
  • Medical and Surgical Devices and Systems
  • Electronic, Electrical, Electromechanical and Mechanical Devices
  • Process Controls
  • Logistics Systems and Methodologies
  • Inventory Control Systems and Methodologies
  • Graphical User Interfaces
  • Social Networking Systems and Methodologies
  • Video Conferencing Systems and Methodologies
  • Enterprise Email Systems and Methodologies
  • Enterprise Communication Systems and Methodologies
  • Media / Content Distribution
  • Middleware and Resource Management
  • Network Resource Virtualization
  • Network-Based Storage Systems
  • High-Availability Storage Systems and Methodologies
  • Data Encryption and Protection
  • Data Compression and Decompression

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 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 2 and Fundamentals of Intellectual Property at the University of New Hampshire School of Law in Concord, New Hampshire. He is also an avid car enthusiast, collector, restorer and fabricator.

Prior to entering law school, Mr. Colandreo worked as a systems / software engineer for Johnson Controls, as well as an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)-certified auto technician while in college.


  • University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, J.D.
  • University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, LL.M.
  • 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, 2017-2024