Carla Roth studied biology at the University of Cologne majoring in molecular biology, biochemistry, organic chemistry and phar-macology. Following her diploma thesis she worked at the „Max-Planck-Institut für Züchtungsforschung“ (Institute for plant breeding research) in the area of genetics and biochemistry.

She began her career in intellectual property and civil law in 2000 in internationally active patent law firms and the patent chambers of the internationally renowned district court of Düsseldorf, the German Patent and Trade Mark Office and the Federal Patent Court in Munich. During her professional career so far, she has represented national and international clients in all areas of intellectual property. She is specifically active in the area of prosecution, attack and defence of patents in the life science field including molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry. She is also active in strategic handling and evaluating of complex trademark portfolios.

As a result of consulting extensive patent portfolios and performing high profile due diligence projects for licensing and acquisition she has gained extensive experience in strategic patent management in the international arena. Furthermore she has special expertise in the field of patent infringement analyses, especially with respect to trans-border freedom-to-operate analyses assessment.