Christopher Messina - Associate

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Phone: 860-838-8721
Fax: 860-527-0464

Christopher gained his initial patent preparation and prosecution experience in the UCONN IP Law Clinic, and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

Before practicing law, Chris worked as an application chemist and a laboratory sales specialist. Chris has experience developing testing methods, application notes, and training seminars for small molecule pharmaceutical companies worldwide. Additionally, Chris has experience with coatings and curable compositions.



B.S., Chemistry, Boston College
M.S., Biomedical Sciences, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
J.D., University of Connecticut, Certificate in Intellectual Property

Awards & Recognitions

CALI Award – Intellectual Property and Advanced Fieldwork Clinic


American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association


New York
New Jersey
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Publications & Speaking Engagements

Co-author, Adaptive immune response in osteoclastic bone resorption induced by orally administered Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans in a rat model of periodontal disease. Molecular Oral Microbiology. 25: 275–292 (2010).

Primary author, Development and Validation of an UHPLC Method for Paroxetine Hydrochloride. LCGC North America. 25: 1042–1049 (2007).