Willkie Adds Intellectual Property Trial Attorney Aliza George Carrano in Washington, DC

November 16, 2022

New York, NY, November 16, 2022 --- Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP today announced the addition of IP trial attorney Aliza George Carrano as a partner based in the Washington, DC office and member of the Intellectual Property and Litigation Departments, and Technology Patent Litigation Practice. She is the sixth partner to join the Firm’s IP Department since last year, following other additions in Washington, DC, San Francisco and New York spanning IP and patent litigation as well as transactional capabilities.

“Aliza is a trial attorney with deep experience in complex patent litigation, post-grant proceedings, and appeals. She is a strong addition to our versatile IP platform and to our growing Washington, DC office, which now includes over 130 lawyers focused on the most challenging issues faced by our clients by regulations and in the courts,” said David Mortlock, Managing Partner of the Washington office. 

Indranil (Indy) Mukerji, Head of Technology Patent Litigation, commented: “Our clients are at the forefront of innovation every day, and Willkie’s continued commitment to our team’s growth and expanding bench of capabilities reflect that. Aliza’s IP trial experience, strong technical background, and client relationships will be a meaningful addition to our team.  She will also be a great fit for our clients, which include many tech companies, as we continue to help them solve complex IP challenges and disputes that are mission-critical to their business, both in court and at the Patent Office.”

Aliza’s practice focuses on patent litigation, post-grant proceedings, and appeals particularly in the areas of electronics, software, wireless communications, medical devices, financial technology, optics, and mechanical systems. Aliza has represented clients before U.S. district courts, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. With a background in computer science, Aliza is also a registered patent attorney and further advises clients in non-contentious patent matters, patent preparation and prosecution, intellectual property licensing, trademark and brand protection, and false advertising and claim substantiation matters. She was previously a partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP.

Aliza commented: “Willkie has top-tier IP litigation and technology-focused platforms.  I look forward to being a part of the Firm’s talented litigation team, which is well-known for its collaborative, innovative and commercial approach to helping clients navigate complex IP disputes.”

With more than 50 lawyers, Willkie’s Intellectual Property Department represents clients from across the globe in litigation, transactions, counseling, and licensing on issues involving patents, trademarks, copyrights, domain names, and trade secrets. Our experience covers most industries and technologies, including pharmaceuticals, biologics, computer hardware and software, semiconductors, medical devices, consumer products, information and financial services, electronic devices, traditional and new media publishing, e-commerce, energy, sports, insurance, and music rights. Our Technology Patent Litigation team is experienced in representing many of the world’s largest and most recognizable companies in complex, high-stakes patent lawsuits, before juries and agencies alike, in federal courts and tribunals around the country.

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Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP is an international law firm of approximately 1,100 attorneys with offices in Brussels, Chicago, Frankfurt, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Palo Alto, Paris, Rome, San Francisco and Washington. The Firm is headquartered in New York City at 787 Seventh Avenue. Tel: 212.728.8000.