Cassandra B. Roth
Cassandra B. Roth is an associate in the intellectual property litigation group focusing on patent, trade secret, and false advertising matters, including computer software, consumer electronics, internet-of-things devices, and biologics. She has worked on numerous cases for both intellectual property rights holders and accused infringers. Her responsibilities include pre-suit investigations, managing discovery, preparing for depositions, motion practice, and developing infringement, invalidity, and claim construction positions.
Cassandra also represents pro bono clients in a variety of state and federal proceedings, including habeas corpus, civil rights, Medicaid, U visa, and divorce matters. She was awarded a Pro Bono Publico Award in 2015 by the Legal Aid Society for her service.
Prior to joining Ropes & Gray LLP, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable William H. Pauley III of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Her legal career was preceded by employment at a Boston-area start-up where she developed disease-specific applications of a novel computational model of neuronal systems. Cassandra graduated from MIT with a degree from the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science and a degree from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. She has experience programming in MATLAB, Fortran, and Ada.
- A Pharmaceutical Company – Represent plaintiff in a false advertising dispute.
- A Designer Shoe Company (S.D. Fl.) – Represent plaintiff in a trade secret and contract dispute against former employee. Successfully obtained preliminary injunction to restrain defendant’s misappropriation of plaintiff’s trade secrets.
- R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company et al v. Nadolinski et al (D. Mass) – Represent global communications provider in a trade secret and contract dispute against former employee.
- Certain Digital Video Receivers and Hardware and Software Components Thereof (337-TA-1001) – Represent Rovi against Comcast in an investigation involving seven patents relating to interactive program guides and related technologies.
- Verified Hiring, LLC v. ADP, LLC (E.D. Tex.) – Defended ADP in NPE litigation involving employment data verification and matchmaking patents.
- Allure Energy, Inc. v. Honeywell International Inc. (W.D. Tex.) – Defend Honeywell in a patent infringement and false advertising litigation involving internet-of-things technology.
- A Multinational Software Company (D. Mass) – Represent defendant in a breach of contract suit involving a demand for indemnification based on a license agreement.
- A Pharmaceutical Company – Represent a pharmaceutical company in a U.S. Department of Justice investigation of potential off-label promotional activities.
- Co-author, “Comparing U.S. and EPO Approaches to Diagnostic Patents,” Bloomberg BNA’s World Intellectual Property Report (June 2017)
- Co-author, “Strategic and Practical Tips for Successful Ex Parte Seizure Under the DTSA,” NYIPLA The Report (December 2016/January 2017)
- Co-author, “Acknowledging the Elephant: The Federal Circuit’s Direct Address of Divided Direct Infringement in Akamai,” PLI Patent Litigation 2015 (November, 2015)
- Co-author,“White matter damage impairs adaptive recovery more than cortical damage in an in silico model of activity-dependent plasticity,” 24 J. Child Neurology 1205 (2009)