Dorothy R. Auth

Partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Dorothy R. Auth

Dorothy R. Auth

Partner at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

Biography

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 2017, Dorothy was named 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.

Experience



Orca Health, Inc. v. 3D4Medical Ltd., et al. (D. Utah) (Settled Prior to Filing Answer)
3D4Medical Ltd., et al. v. Orca Health, Inc. (S.D. Cal.) (Settled Prior to Filing Answer)
Represented 3D4Medical Ltd. in actions against Orca Health, Inc. In one action, she defended 3D4Medical in Utah Federal District Court where Orca Health alleged over 10 state and federal tort claims, including unfair competition, trade secret misappropriation, and infringement of its trademarks, trade dress and patents. Before discovery began, we filed multiple motions to dismiss the complaint under rule 12(b)(6) as well as a motion to disqualify plaintiff’s counsel and to invalidate the asserted patents as being directed to ineligible subject matter. In addition, we filed a separate lawsuit in the Southern California Federal District Court against Orca Health for copyright infringement, trade dress infringement, unfair competition and breach of obligations under its End User License Agreement with 3D4Medical. After having already dismissed one of the two patents from case and just before the hearing on the Utah preliminary motions, a favorable settlement of both cases was reached.

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Education
JD

Celebrating over 80 years of excellence in legal education, St. John’s School of Law has produced lawyers who have distinguished themselves in practice, government, and the judiciary. Among our graduates are former New York governors Mario M. Cuomo and Hugh L. Carey, former Court of Appeals Judges Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick and Theodore T. Jones, and the School’s former Dean and former Court of Appeals Judge Joseph W. Bellacosa. The law school plays a prominent role in the New York City legal community, imbuing all that it does with the University’s Vincentian tradition.

PhD in Biochemistry

Tufts University School of Medicine is an international leader in innovative medical education and advanced research. The School of Medicine is renowned for excellence in education in general medicine, biomedical sciences, special combined degree programs in business, health management, public health, bioengineering and international relations, as well as basic and clinical research at the cellular and molecular level.

Memberships
Member
Current

Founded in 1897, AIPLA is a national bar association constituted primarily of lawyers in private and corporate practice, in government service, and in the academic community. AIPLA represents a wide and diverse spectrum of individuals, companies and institutions involved directly or indirectly in the practice of patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and unfair competition law, as well as other fields of law affecting intellectual property. Our members represent both owners and users of intellectual property.

Member
Current

Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), established in 1972, is a trade association for owners of patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets. IPO is the only association in the U.S. that serves all intellectual property owners in all industries and all fields of technology. IPO advocates for effective and affordable IP ownership rights and provides a wide array of services to members, including: supporting member interests relating to legislative and international issues; analyzing current IP issues; information and educational services; and disseminating information to the general public on the importance of intellectual property rights.

Member
Current

The Mission of the American Inns of Court is to foster excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility, and legal skills. To promote the American Inns of Court mission by encouraging members of the legal profession to participate in an American Inn of Court. To help ensure the vitality and continuity of local Inns. To communicate a culture of excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility and skills to the legal community and generally. To ensure the long-term financial viability and growth of the American Inns of Court.

Career History
Partner
Current

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP has put over 200 years of legal experience and innovation to work today. As one of the world's most prominent financial services law firms, they have long-standing client relationships with premier financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies and other leading corporations, government entities, charitable and health care organizations, and individual private clients.

Partner
Prior
Boards & Committees
Member, Technology Committee
Current

Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP has put over 200 years of legal experience and innovation to work today. As one of the world's most prominent financial services law firms, they have long-standing client relationships with premier financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies and other leading corporations, government entities, charitable and health care organizations, and individual private clients.

President-Elect, Board of Directors
Current

The New York Intellectual Property Law Association, or NYIPLA as it is known, is a bar association principally composed of lawyers interested in patent, trademark and copyright law who live or work in the jurisdictions of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, namely New York, Connecticut and Vermont, and the District of New Jersey. Established in 1922, NYIPLA members are in private, corporate and government practice. They reflect a full spectrum of specialized and general law firms of all sizes, as well as many fields of industry. Members of the Judiciary are ex officio Honorary Members. The Association promotes the development and administration of intellectual property and related laws. It provides its membership with an opportunity to make their views known and to advance the knowledge of legal professionals, the judiciary, government and the public.

Transactions
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Community Bank System, Inc., Benefit Plans Administrative Services, Inc. purchase Northeast Retirement Services, Inc.

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H.I.G. Capital LLC (Private Equity) purchases Symplicity Corp.

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Towers Watson & Co. purchases Acclaris, Inc. from Trident Capital, Inc., HarbourVest Partners LLC, Updata Management LLC, ORIX Growth Capital LLC, Staley Capital Management LLC

Awards & Honors
Court Admission: US District Court, Eastern District of New York
Admitted to the New Jersey Bar
Admitted to the New York Bar
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