Erica Rothenberg

Managing Associate

Silicon Valley

Erica Rothenberg is a Managing Associate in Orrick’s Silicon Valley office and a member of the Intellectual Property Group.

Erica’s practice focuses on patent infringement litigation in federal district court and Section 337 proceedings before the ITC. Although her emphasis is in computer software, Erica counsels clients on a wide range of technologies, including semiconductors, printers, graphics processors and medical devices.

Before joining Orrick, Erica served as a law clerk at The White House and an intellectual property legal intern at LinkedIn. She taught herself Python programming at a young age and worked in database development prior to law school.
  • Fujifilm Corp. v. Papst Licensing GmbH & Co. KG.: On behalf of Fujifilm, we won all eight IPRs filed against Papst Licensing. As part of ongoing litigation with Papst, our client joined forced with digital camera and mobile phone manufacturers to attack the validity of two patents concerning USB functionality. We took the lead on two of the eight IPRs, and were heavily involved in the other six. The PTAB ruled all instituted claims unpatentable. Moreover, since all the claims asserted against Fujifilm were ruled unpatentable on four separate, independent grounds, we have made significant headway towards defeating Papst in the remaining litigation.