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Dorothy R. Auth

Dorothy R. Auth

Dorothy R. Auth

Partner & Head | Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, USA

Dr. Dorothy Auth is the Head of Cadwalader’s Intellectual Property Practice. Dorothy has 30 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, FinTech, and medical devices, as well as consumer products, computers, and other mechanical devices.

Dorothy litigates in U.S. Federal Courts, the International Trade Commission and in international arbitrations conducted under the AAA and WIPO rules.

Dorothy coordinates global intellectual property procurement and enforcement strategies for her clients to maximize their protected field.  Dorothy’s practice includes U.S. and international client counseling. 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 CBMs, IPRs, nullity, cancellation and oppositions proceedings on patent rights.

Dorothy also addresses intellectual property diligence issues, advising clients on the validity of target patents and performing clearance analysis on the patents and trademarks of competitors to render freedom-to-operate opinions.

Dorothy is a past President of the New York Intellectual Property Law Association. Dorothy has recently been named to the annual list of Intellectual Property Trailblazers published by The National Law Journal. Dorothy has been listed as an “IP Star” in the 2017-2020 editions of Managing Intellectual Property, the guide to the world’s leading IP law firms and practitioners. She has also been recognized in Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Guide to the World’s Leading Women in Business Law.

At the firm, Dorothy chaired the Technology Committee and served as the Partner Chair of the Women’s Leadership Initiative in each case for over five years.

Dorothy holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Tufts Medical School and a law degree from St. Johns School of Law.