Robert L. Uriarte


Silicon Valley

Robert Uriarte is a member of Orrick’s Intellectual Property Business Unit located in Silicon Valley. Robert's practice focuses on copyright, trade secrets, and digital crimes.

Robert is a member of Orrick’s Cyber, Privacy & Data Innovation practice and also regularly works with Orrick’s Supreme Court and Appellate Practice Group on intellectual property issues.

In addition to litigation work, Robert also counsels companies ranging from market leaders to start-ups on intellectual property, security, and Internet law issues. 

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 Latino Affinity Group. Robert is also committed to pro bono work and received the Legal Aid Association of California's 2015 Family Law Pro Bono Award.

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.

  • Robert's recent notable engagements include:

    • Oracle America, Inc. v. Google, Inc.--  Prosecution of copyright infringement suit regarding unauthorized copying of Java APIs in Android operating system.
    • In re: TOA Technologies, 543 Fed. Appx. 1006 (Fed. Cir. 2013)—  Defense of patent litigation concerning scheduling software
    • Micro Motion, Inc. v. Invensys Systems, Inc.—Petition for certiorari to U.S. Supreme Court concerning patent venue issues
    • Lam Research Corp. v. Jeff Belfor et al (Santa Clara County Superior Court)—Successful defense of trade secrets litigation related to rapid prototyping of semiconductor manufacturing components.
    • Microsoft v. John Does 1-8 Controlling a Computer Botnet (W.D. Texas 2013)—Obtained a TRO enjoining counterfeiting and violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Electronic Privacy Communications Act
    • Facebook Inc. v. Power Ventures, 2013 U.S. Dist. Lexis 137890 (N.D. Cal. 2013)—Obtained an injunction enjoining violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, CAN-SPAM Act, and California Penal Code section 502.
    • Rosolowski et al. v. Zoosk, Inc. (San Francisco Superior Court Case No. CGC-13-528707)—Successful defense of putative class action alleging violations of California’s anti-spam statute.
    • Hard2Find Accessories v., Inc.  (W.D. Wash. 2014)—Successful defense of anti-counterfeiting enforcement efforts.