Aliza George Carrano is a partner in the Intellectual Property and Litigation Departments, and Technology Patent Litigation Practice. She is based in Willkie’s Washington, DC office.  Aliza is an IP trial attorney who focuses her practice on complex patent litigation, post-grant proceedings, and appeals particularly in the areas of electronics, software, wireless communications, medical devices, optics, financial technology, and mechanical systems. She 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. She is experienced in developing litigation strategies, has managed teams throughout every phase of patent litigation, and during trials, she has examined and cross-examined fact and expert witnesses. 

With a background in computer science, Aliza is a registered patent attorney. She also 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.

Aliza has also represented pro bono clients as lead counsel in a range of matters, including immigration, family law, mortgage fraud, and social security disability. 


Prior to joining Willkie in 2022, Aliza was a partner at Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP.

Prior to her legal career, Aliza worked as a software engineer at Raytheon, where she analyzed and enhanced the baseline source code for the Deployable Ground Intercept Facility.



Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 2009 George Mason University, B.S., 2004

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia Virginia

Court Admissions

United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit United States Patent & Trademark Office