Justin Durelli - Partner

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Phone: 860-838-8718

Justin has patent prosecution experience in the areas of mechanical and electro-mechanical devices, chemical sensors, protective surface coatings, microfluid devices, chemical processes, medical devices, heat transfer systems and industrial equipment. Justin also has a strong understanding of international patent filing strategies. Prior to joining McCormick, Paulding & Huber, Justin worked in General Electric’s Global Patent Operation.

As part of his Master’s program, Justin studied in a research laboratory focused on innovative membrane fabrication techniques designed for water purification applications. Justin’s research experience includes characterization of polymer blends, particularly, ionomer blends.


B.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Connecticut, Honors Scholar
M.S., Chemical Engineering, University of Connecticut
J.D., Quinnipiac University School of Law, magna cum laude
Associate Editor of the Quinnipiac Health Law Journal

Offices and Positions

President (2023-present), Connecticut Invention Convention
Board of Directors (2019-present), Connecticut Invention Convention
President (2020-2022), Judge Janet Bond Arterton American Inn of Court
Treasurer (2017-2020), Judge Janet Bond Arterton American Inn of Court

Awards and Recognition

Selected by New England Super Lawyers® Magazine to the 2017, 2018 Connecticut Rising Stars lists
Distinguished Academic Achievement Award in Intellectual Property


Connecticut Bar Association
Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association
Judge Janet Bond Arterton American Inn of Court
International Trademark Association


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Publications and Speaking Engagements

Article co-author, “Copyrights for the General Practitioner,” CT Lawyer Magazine, November/December 2023

Speaker, “Patent Law Basics,” MakeHartford, June 25, 2019

Speaker, “Recent IP Cases and Developments,” Connecticut Bar Association Intellectual Property Section, April 17, 2019

Speaker, “Aqua Products, Inc. v. Joseph Matal: Burden Shifted for Proving Patentability of Amended Claims in Inter Partes Review,” Joint Patent Practice Seminar, May 2, 2018

Speaker, “IP Year in Review – Patents,” Connecticut Bar Association, IP Section’s IP Year in Review, March 3, 2016

Article co-author, “Anti-Troll Legislation: Too Much of a Good Thing?,” CT Law Tribune, April 20, 2015

Article co-author, “Patents: Beyond the Basics – Current Risks and Opportunities,” Connecticut Innovations blog, March 3, 2015

Speaker, “Key Supreme Court and T.T.A.B. Decisions of 2014,” International Trademark Association (INTA) Roundtable Discussion, January 20, 2015

Representative Litigation Experience

District Courts


Susan McKnight, Inc. v. United Industries Corporation, Civil Action No. 4:18-cv-00338 (E.D. Mo.) – assertion of patent infringement; successfully defended patent in parallel inter partes review proceeding at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office through final written decision; favorable settlement.

Lavatec Laundry Technology GMBH v. Voss Laundry Solutions, et al., Civil Action No. 3:13-cv-00056 (D. Conn.) – defended against trademark infringement and trade dress allegations.