Cassandra B. Roth
Cassandra B. Roth is an accomplished trial attorney who regularly litigates all types of intellectual property cases—patent, false advertising, trade secret, copyright, and trademark as well as associated contract disputes—in federal courts across the United States and before administrative agencies including the ITC and PTAB. Cassandra also counsels clients seeking creative solutions for licensing, litigation strategy, and advertising practices in a wide array of industries, including consumer electronics, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, financial services, fashion, publishing, semi-conductors, and academia.
Cassandra also maintains a robust pro bono practice, representing clients in a variety of state and federal proceedings, including recently the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. 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 clerked for the Honorable William H. Pauley III of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Before law school, Cassandra worked at a Boston-area start-up, where she developed disease-specific models of neuronal systems. Cassandra graduated from MIT with degrees from the Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science and the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. She has experience programming in MATLAB, Fortran, and Ada.
- Aire Technologies v. A Major Multinational Consumer Electronics Company (W.D. Tex.): Defending a major multinational consumer electronics company in a three-patent suit concerning NFC and mobile payment technologies.
- A Global Leader in Medical Technology, Services, and Solutions (PTAB): Representing a global leader in medical technology, services, and solutions in multiple IPRs relating to trans-catheter replacement heart valves.
- A Leading Consumer Electronics Company (E.D. Tex.): Represented a leading consumer electronics company in a two-patent litigation.
- MMAS Research, LLC et al. v. The Regents of the University of California (C.D. Cal.): Defended The Regents in copyright and trademark litigation related to a diagnostic tool.
- Certain Wireless Mesh Networking Products and Related Components Thereof, 337-TA-1131 (ITC): Successfully secured a Final Determination finding no violation of Section 337 by Emerson Electric in a four-patent ITC investigation brought by non-practicing entity SIPCO against Emerson’s WirelessHART-compatible industrial wireless technology and infrastructure products.
- Global Life Sciences Company (D.N.J.): Represented a global life sciences company in a Lanham Act lawsuit concerning a competitor’s misleading advertising about insurance coverage for the parties’ respective prescription drug products
- Arvest Bank v. RSA Security, Inc. (D. Mass) – Defended EMC and RSA in breach-of-contract action concerning indemnification for an underlying patent infringement suit.
- Veeco Instruments Inc. v. SGL Carbon, LLC et al. (E.D.N.Y. / Fed. Cir.) –Successfully obtained a preliminary injunction on behalf of Veeco prohibiting SGL from supplying infringing wafer carriers to Veeco’s chief MOCVD competitor in a two-patent infringement case related to removable wafer carriers used in the production of LEDs in Metal-Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) systems. The case settled while on appeal.
- Rovi Technologies Corporation: Defended Rovi/TiVo in connection with inter partes reviews challenging patents related to interactive television program guides.
- A Designer Shoe Company (S.D. Fl.): Represented plaintiff in action against former high-level IT manager asserting claims of trade secret misappropriation, CFAA violations, and breach of employment and non- disclosure obligations. Obtained ex parte seizure order, temporary restraining order, and preliminary injunction under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016.
- Co-author, “Court Rejects Willfulness Requirement for Recovery of Defendant’s Profits in Trademark Cases,” IP Litigator (July-August 2020)
- 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)
- Speaker, “Extraterritoriality of Lanham Act Potential Impact of Abitron v. Hetronic Int’l.” NYIPLA Patent Litigation Committee (December, 7 2022)
- JD, summa cum laude, Boston College Law School, 2013; Articles Editor, Boston College Law Review
- BS (Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007
- BS (Planning), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007
Admissions / Qualifications
- New York, 2014
- New Jersey, 2013
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2015
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, 2016
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2017
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2016