Robert Uriarte is a member of Orrick’s Intellectual Property Business Unit located in Silicon Valley. Robert's practice focuses on software, internet law, and digital crimes.
Robert is a technology litigator and member of Orrick’s Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation practice. Robert's practice focuses on software and security, with an emphasis on emerging internet law and digital crimes issues. Robert has helped establish landmark precedent under the Copyright Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and he has a wealth of experience litigating patents in the software, networking, and security domains.
In addition to litigation work, Robert also counsels companies ranging from market leaders to start-ups on issues related to intellectual property, security, and incident response. Robert brings a creative, business-oriented approach to helping clients develop, acquire, and protect their most important assets.
Robert is committed to improving diversity in the legal profession. He co-chairs Orrick's Silicon Valley Diversity Committee and is one of the firm-wide facilitators for Orrick’s Latinx Affinity Group. Robert is also committed to pro bono work. He received Orrick's Pro Bono Award in 2019 and the Legal Aid Association of California's 2015 Family Law Pro Bono Award. Robert is the Secretary and a member the board of directors for the San Mateo County Legal Aid Society.
Robert served as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Oliver W. Wanger in the Eastern District of California prior to commencing private practice.