Dr. Dorothy Auth has more than 20 years of experience in complex patent litigation, as well as licensing, patent procurement, and intellectual property counseling in the United States and abroad. Her experience spans diverse industries, including biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical devices, as well as consumer products, computers, and other mechanical devices.
She addresses intellectual property diligence issues surrounding mergers, acquisitions, and bankruptcies. Representative clients in transactional IP matters includes the U.S. Treasury; Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd.; Pfizer; Elan Pharmaceutical; Healthcare Royalty Partners; Fountanbleu Hotel; Quart Rx Pharma; iShares; Towers Watson; Hess and Triarco. In the transactional area, Dorothy advises clients on the validity of target patents and performs clearance analysis on the patents of competitors to render freedom-to-operate opinions.
Dorothy also litigates in U.S. Federal Courts and in international arbitrations conducted under the WIPO rules. She conducts all aspects of litigation, including motion practice, expert preparation and all aspects of discovery practice. Representative litigation clients include Medinol, DuPont, Osteonics and Kanzaki.
Dorothy also coordinates global patent procurement and enforcement strategies for her clients to maximize their patent-protected field. In this area, Dorothy’s practice includes U.S. and international client counseling and opinions regarding IP matters. Her international experience includes coordinating patent infringement trials and hearings between the U.S. and different European jurisdictions including trials seeking preliminary relief and cross-border injunctions, as well as nullity, cancellation and oppositions proceedings on patent rights.
Among the clients Dorothy has counseled are Credit Suisse, Rhone-Poulenc Rohrer, Inc., BioRest Ltd., Oscillon Ltd., Digene Corporation, Hoffmann-La Roche, and the National Institutes of Health.
At the firm, Dorothy is a member of the Technology Committee, the Healthcare Industry Team and the Advisory Counsel for the firm’s Center for Career Advancement. Dorothy was the Partner Chair of the Women’s Leadership Initiative for over five years.
Dorothy is the current President of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association. She is also a member of the American Intellectual Property Association and the Intellectual Property Owner's Association. In 2018 and 2017, Dorothy has been listed as an "IP Star" by Managing Intellectual Property magazine.
Dorothy is a frequent speaker on a wide variety of topics, including:
- Avoiding Patent Exhaustion: Structuring Agreements in View of the Latest Jurisprudence
- Update in Reverse Payment Settlements After Actavis
- Post Grant Review and Inter Partes Proceedings
- Annual Update in Biotech/Pharma Patent Law – PLI
- Patent Eligibility under § 101 for Biotechnology
Prior to joining Cadwalader, she was a partner with Morgan & Finnegan, an intellectual property specialty firm in New York.
Dorothy earned her J.D. from St. John's School of Law, a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Tufts Medical School, and her B.A. in biochemistry from Cook College of Rutgers University.
Dorothy is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey and before the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey, and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Federal Circuits. She is also licensed to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.