Alessandra Carcaterra Messing focuses her practice on patent infringement proceedings in the federal district courts and before the International Trade Commission, as well as trademark disputes and transactions. She has successfully represented diverse clients in a wide range of industries including mechanical and consumer products, smartphone software, networking, manufacturing, automotive parts, apparel, and pharmaceuticals.
Ms. Carcaterra has also taken an active role in the analysis of economic issues including damages calculations in district court litigations and the economic prong of the ITC’s domestic industry requirement.
While pursuing her undergraduate degree, Ms. Carcaterra gained industry experience as a quality control analyst at Massachusetts Biologics Laboratory. Her technical experience translates to clients in the medical, pharmaceutical, cosmetic, food and beverage, and chemical industries.
Prior to joining Kenyon, Ms. Carcaterra was an intern in the Narcotics Bureau of the Bronx District Attorney's office.
While in law school, Ms. Carcaterra was a legal intern for the Samuelson-Glushko Intellectual Property and Information Law Clinic. Her responsibilities included advising clients regarding the IP aspects of their business plans, performing trademark and copyright clearances, and drafting work-for-hire and assignment agreements.