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Carissa Wilson is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office. She is a member of both the firm’s Intellectual Property Group and the Mass Tort, Product, and Consumer Litigation Group. Her practice spans the product life cycle, from innovation to liability, and includes patents, trade secrets, trademarks, copyrights, and consumer product safety under the CPSA and PPPA.
Carissa received her J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School in 2020, where she served as co-president of the Intellectual Property Law Society and comments editor for the University of Chicago Legal Forum. She interned at the U.S. Department of Justice in the International Section of the Antitrust Division before joining Crowell & Moring as a summer associate.
Carissa’s passion for legal research and interdisciplinary approach to legal problem solving are demonstrated by her background. She was nominated by the University of Chicago’s law school faculty for the Casper Platt Award for the Outstanding Paper Written by a Law Student, based on her innovative research on the Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement (CASE) Act. This research explored the intersection of intellectual property, administrative, and constitutional law. Carissa has additional research experience related to the administrative law of intellectual property agencies, as well as standards-essential patents and FRAND commitments.
5G—the next generation of telecommunications standards provided by the Third Generation Partnership Project (3GPP)—began implementation in 2019. It boasts significant technical benefits over prior generations, including higher speeds, greater bandwidth, lower latency, and larger coverage areas. Unlike previous 3GPP standards, 5G is not limited to cellular phones. Rather, 5G will support a plethora of technologies ranging from Enhanced Mobile Broadband to Massive Internet of Things. Accordingly, 5G will support a tremendous amount of economic activity: by 2026, 5G will have 3.5 billion subscribers and will account for 84% of mobile subscriptions in the United States. By 2035, 5G is expected to underly $13.1 trillion in global economic activity, accounting for 0.2% of the 2.7% projected annual global GDP growth.