With an academic background in biochemistry and years of experience working in the software industry, Marta Rocha focuses on technology litigation and patent prosecution. Her practice involves the fields of intellectual property, cybersecurity, and privacy. She advises on a wide variety of areas including mobile technology, machine learning, IoT, quantum computing, image processing, chemistry, and biochemistry.
Before law school, Marta worked as an implementation specialist and a project manager for a healthcare software company and the University of Wisconsin, Division of Technology.
During law school, Marta worked as a senior articles editor for the Berkeley Technology Law Journal. She was also a member of the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic, where she conducted research for a non-profit organization on privacy and surveillance. Marta co-founded, led, and advised a first-year student clinic at Berkeley Law (Legal Automation Workshop). For two years, she worked as a research assistant for Professor David Oppenheimer, focusing on the intersection of secularism and law in the United States and Europe. In her final year, Marta was a class representative and interned with the United Nations Human Rights Council, where she worked with the Permanent Mission of Afghanistan to advocate for human rights issues affecting the country.
University of California, Berkeley School of Law, 2021, J.D.
University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2014, B.S., Biochemistry and Polish
US District Court for the Northern District of California
Awards and Affiliations
Recipient, Robert Barr Scholarship (2020-2021)
Recipient, Law & Technology Certificate, Berkeley Law