Carol J. Roth

Senior Partner


Carol J. Roth's practice is focused on U.S. and international pharmaceutical chemical patent matters, including patent procurement and strategic management of intellectual property portfolios. She holds a J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law (1987) and received her B.S. in Zoology (magna cum laude) from Southeast Missouri State University (1977)


Santa Clara University School of Law
J.D. 1987

Southeast Missouri State University
B.S. (magna cum laude) 1977


Carol has extensive experience in the pharmaceutical chemical patent field. Her patent law experience includes work as a corporate patent attorney for Syntex (USA) Inc., where she drafted and prosecuted patent applications in human and veterinary pharmaceutical and diagnostic fields involving new chemical entities, synthetic processes, and enzyme technology. Prior to joining Seed in 2001, Carol held the position of Patent Counsel for Berlex Biosciences, a U.S. subsidiary of Schering AG, where she managed all aspects of the patent portfolio while providing legal and strategic counseling to management.


Carol is admitted to the Washington and California state bars and to the District of Columbia bar. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. She is also a member of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Washington State Patent Law Association, the American Bar Association, and Life Science Washington (formerly Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association).

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