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Christopher B. Roth


Attorney, Banner & Witcoff, Ltd., Adjunct Professor of Law

B.S., M.S., Purdue; J.D., University of Minnesota

Professor Roth’s practice services his clients’ intellectual property needs over a broad range of areas with a particular emphasis on client counseling and litigation. Professor...

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Professor Roth’s practice services his clients’ intellectual property needs over a broad range of areas with a particular emphasis on client counseling and litigation. Professor Roth combines the experience of working with individuals or groups of inventors to determine the full range of their intellectual property along with experience in preparing and prosecuting patent applications particularly in the technological areas involving organic and inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, chemical engineering, and the interface of chemical and electrical engineering.

Professor Roth provides experience in the evaluation of patent portfolios to find untapped licensing avenues for his clients’ patents while they avoid unnecessary license fees and litigation for his clients’ commercial products. Professor Roth also provides experience in all aspects of trial and appellate preparation, including pretrial investigations, preparing complaints and answers, trial and pre-trial strategy, taking and defending depositions, preparing and responding to written discovery, expert witness preparation, district court motion practice, and trial. He has also handled aspects of appellate practice including appeals to the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Professor Roth has been an integral part of litigation teams that have successfully represented clients in wide ranging technologies such as agricultural chemicals, telecommunications systems, television information and display systems, petrochemicals, automotive components, fiberglass components, and digital signal transmission and processing.

Professor Roth earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Purdue University in 1994 and his M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University in 1996 where his thesis was "Pollution Prevention Options for the Electroplating, Wood and Wood Preserving, Reinforced Fiberglass Composites and Metal Fabrication Industries." He earned his J.D., cum laude, from The University of Minnesota in 1999.

Professor Roth is a member of the Virginia State Bar and District of Columbia Bar, and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland, and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Professor Roth practices in the Washington, DC office of Banner & Witcoff, Ltd.

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