Dorothy R. Auth Ph.D.

Phone212 504 6018

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Practice Areas

  • Health Care
  • IP Due Diligence
  • ITC Litigation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Patent & Trade Secret Litigation
  • Patent Preparation & Prosecution
  • Trademark & Copyright Protection
Contact InfoTelephone: 212 504 6018
Fax: 212 504 6666
University Rutgers University, B.A., 1985; Tufts University Ph.D.
Law SchoolSt. John's University School of Law, J.D., 1996
Admitted1996, New Jersey; 1997, New York; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit; U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

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.

Dorothy addresses intellectual property diligence issues surrounding mergers, acquisitions, and bankruptcies. Representative clients in transactional IP matters includes the U.S. Treasury, 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 as well as performing 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 regarding IP matters. Her international experience includes coordinating patent infringement trials and hearings as 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 the Partner Chair of the Women’s Leadership Initiative. In addition, 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 is the President Elect of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association as well as the Board Liaison to the Strategic Planning Committee and the Women in IP Law Committee. She is also a member of the American Intellectual Property Association and the Intellectual Property Owner's Association.

Dorothy is a frequent speaker on a wide variety of topics including:

•Update in Reverse Payment Settlements after Actavis
•Post Grant Review and Inter Partes Proceedings
•Annual Update in Biotech/Pharama 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.

News & Resources


News Releases

Cadwalader Advises Acorda Therapeutics on Merger Agreement to Acquire Civitas Therapeutics
Sep 24, 2014

Cadwalader Advises Forbes Media LLC on Majority Stake Sale to International Investors
Jul 18, 2014

Cadwalader Named to Winner's Circle at M&A Atlas Awards
Feb 24, 2010

Cadwalader Transaction Named IDD Deal of the Year
Feb 12, 2010

Cadwalader Attorneys Honored with Burton Award for Excellence in Legal Writing for Sixth Time
Jun 02, 2009

Recent Press

New Deals - Lawyers on Major Transactions
Jan 29, 2009

A Long Weekend for Cadwalader, Simpson and Wachtell
Jan 26, 2009


Clients & Friends Memos

New Decision Increases Calculation of Patent Term
Jan 16, 2014

Supreme Court Decision Compels Brand-Name and Generic Drug Manufacturers Alike to Rethink Hatch-Waxman Litigation Strategies
Jun 18, 2013


Final Patent Rules Quell Jitters Over Post-Grant Proceedings
Oct 11, 2012

Congressional Breakthrough On Patent Reform Likely This Fall
Sep 14, 2011

Federal Circuit Considers ‘Inequitable Conduct’ En Banc
Aug 16, 2010

Global Patent Strategy
Oct 26, 2009


NJIPLA & NYIPLA Joint Program: Intellectual Property Protection in China from A-Z
Feb 12, 2015

PLI Patent Law Institute Seminar
Feb 02, 2015


IP Insight

International Trade Commission

ITC Proposed New Procedures for Electronic Filing
Sep 26, 2011

ITC Opinion Sets Standards for Analyzing Portfolio Licenses and the Domestic Industry Requirement
Sep 26, 2011

Electronic Discovery at the ITC: Current Challenges And Possible Improvements
Sep 26, 2011

ITC Chief Administrative Law Judge Paul J. Luckern Retires
Sep 26, 2011

ITC Delegating to ALJs Fact Finding Responsibilities on Public Interest
May 09, 2011

Federal Circuit Review of ITC Determinations: General Protecht Group, Inc. v. ITC and Vizio, Inc. v. ITC
May 09, 2011

Federal Circuit Decision in GE v. ITC re: Allocation of Argument Time in Favor of Intervenors Rather Than ITC
May 09, 2011

ITCTLA Trip to Beijing, Nanjing, Shanghai and Guangzhou, China on May 23-27, 2011 to Present a Program on Section 337 Proceedings Before The U.S. International Trade Commission
May 09, 2011

ITC Litigation & Enforcement Conference Held in New York on February 23-24, 2011 -- Summary of Judges' Panel on “The View from the Bench”
May 09, 2011

More Insight On ITC Claim Construction Procedures From The ITC Investigation of Certain Digital Set-Top Boxes And Components Thereof, Inv. No. 337-TA-712
Feb 14, 2011

Federal Circuit Addresses Multiple Issues In Affirming The Commission’s Final Determination In Spansion, Inc. v. International Trade Commission
Feb 14, 2011

ITC Publishes Study on Chinese Intellectual Property Infringement
Feb 14, 2011

ITC Proposes New Pleading Rules to Address Public Interest Issues
Nov 22, 2010

ITC Urges Federal Circuit to Refrain from Deciding Section 337 Appeals on Grounds “Not Presented” by the Parties
Nov 22, 2010

New ITC Procedure for Public Release of Final ITC Decisions on the Merits of Section 337 Cases
Nov 22, 2010

Review of SEB S.A. v. Montgomery Ward & Co. and Recent Section 337 Investigations Involving Inducement
Nov 22, 2010

Inaugural Quarterly Meeting with James Holbein, Supervisory Attorney-Advisor, and Lisa Barton, Attorney-Advisor, of ITC Docket Services, Office Of Information Technology Services
Nov 22, 2010

Important New Decision by United States International Trade Commission on the Procedure for Pretrial Claim Construction in Section 337 Investigations
Nov 22, 2010

ITC Investigations Not Subject To Bankruptcy Stays -- District Court Decisions Reverse Bankruptcy Court Stays Of ITC Investigations 648 And 685
Sep 24, 2010

ITC Domestic Industry Requirement - ITC Opinion In Coaxial Cable Connectors Case Outlines Standard For Demonstrating A “Domestic Licensing Industry” By Non-Practicing Entities
Sep 24, 2010

ITC Judge E. James Gildea Joins The Ranks Of ITC Judges Holding Pre-Trial Markman Hearings
Sep 24, 2010

ITC’s Mediation Program For Section 337 Investigations Gaining Momentum
Sep 24, 2010

ITC Reviews First Ever Markman Claim Construction Made By Summary Determination
Sep 24, 2010

IP Czar Aims At Enhancing Section 337 Enforcement Of IP Rights
Sep 24, 2010

ITC To Solicit Public Interest Comments Upon Receipt Of Complaint
Sep 24, 2010

U.S. Federal Courts

Supreme Court, in FTC v. Actavis, Rejects the “Scope of the Patent” Test, Holding that Antitrust Law’s “Rule of Reason” Analysis Can Pierce the Shield of Patent Rights
Jul 09, 2013

Supreme Court Rules that a Naturally Occurring DNA Segment Is Not Patent Eligible, But cDNA May Be Patent Eligible
Jul 09, 2013

The Federal Circuit Has Jurisdiction over Appeals in Which Damages and Willfulness Remain Unresolved
Jul 09, 2013

Federal Circuit Clarifies Standards for a Clinical Trial to Be Public Use
Jul 09, 2013

Federal Circuit Rules on Patentability of Business Method Patent
Jul 09, 2013

Federal Circuit Opens Reissue Proceedings to Add New Claims to Hedge Against Patent Invalidity
Sep 26, 2011

Federal Circuit Holds Isolated DNA Is Statutory Subject Matter Under s101
Sep 26, 2011

Prometheus Redux
Sep 26, 2011

In Section 145 Civil Actions, Patent Applicants Are Not Limited To The PTO Record and May Introduce New Evidence
Jul 14, 2011

En Banc Federal Circuit Overhauls Inequitable Conduct Law
Jul 14, 2011

Supreme Court Rules that Clear and Convincing Evidence Is Required to Establish the Invalidity of a Patent
Jul 14, 2011

En Banc Federal Circuit To Review Joint (Divided) Infringement
Jul 14, 2011

Supreme Court Rules that Induced Infringement Under Section 271(b) Requires Knowledge or 'Willful Blindness' that the Induced Acts Constitute Patent Infringement
Jul 14, 2011

Rule 9(b) Applies To The False Marking Statute
May 09, 2011

Largest Patent Infringement Verdict Ever Affirmed On Appeal
Feb 14, 2011

Supreme Court To Review The 27 Year Old Clear and Convincing Evidence Requirement for Invalidity
Feb 14, 2011

Federal Circuit Applies Bilski And Reaffirms Decision That Methods Of Optimizing Drug Dosages Are Patentable Under 35 U.S.C. 101
Feb 14, 2011

Federal Circuit Requires Principal/Agent Relationship or Contractual Obligation for Joint Infringement
Feb 14, 2011

Federal Circuit Reverses Judgment that Insurance Companies Infringed Patent on Computerized Method for Administering Variable Annuities
Nov 22, 2010

Federal Circuit Approves Use Of Industry Standards To Prove Infringement
Nov 22, 2010

The Supreme Court Grants Certiorari to Determine the Intent Required for Inducement of Infringement - Its Tenth Patent Case Since 2005
Nov 22, 2010

Supreme Court To Review Rights to Inventions Arising From Federally-Funded Research
Nov 22, 2010

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Dorothy R. Auth Ph.D.

New YorkNY 10281-0006


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