Justin C. Colannino
Justin Colannino is an associate in Ropes & Gray’s Intellectual Property Group. His practice focuses primarily on patent litigation.
Justin has experience in many phases of intellectual property litigation, including patent validity and infringement analysis, taking and defending depositions, motion practice, and expert discovery.
Prior to joining the firm, Justin worked at the Software Freedom Law Center (SFLC), an organization that provides pro bono legal services to nonprofit developers of free and open-source software. While at SFLC he represented clients in a variety of matters related to open source development, including copyright litigation, copyright and trademark licensing, and nonprofit governance.
During law school, Justin was Technical Editor of the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review and a semi-finalist in the Harlan Fiske Stone Moot Court Competition.
- Michael Kahn and Justin Colannino “Uncertainty For Computer-Based Means-Plus-Function Claims,” Law360 (September 24, 2012)
- “Free and Open Source Software in Municipal Procurement: The Challenges and Benefits of Cooperation,” 39 Fordham Urban Law Journal 903 (2012)
- “Frequently Asked and Infrequently Answered Questions About Software Patents,” O’Reilly OSCON Open Source Convention (July 19, 2012)