Aaron S. Jacobs is a trial and appellate attorney who concentrates his practice on technology litigation, including with respect to patents, trade secrets and general complex commercial litigation.

Over the course of more than 20 years, Aaron has litigated and tried technologies cases covering a vast range of industries, including mobile-phone standards, Bluetooth standards, superconductors, online commerce, automobile engines, telephonic voice-processing systems, cell-phone chips, computerized systems for administering insurance contracts, electronics for flow measurement systems, genetic testing, and a wide variety of software and mobile apps.  His patent trial victories include, among others, a jury verdict on behalf of patentees Texas Instruments and Stanford University for $112 million; and a jury verdict for his client, accused infringer Superconductor Technologies, on defenses of invalidity and noninfringement.

Aaron practices in U.S. District Courts across the country, having litigated cases from the District of Massachusetts, to the Eastern District of Texas, to the Northern District of California, and a federal courts in-between.

In addition to his patent trial experience, Aaron served as a Deputy District Attorney in the Santa Clara District Attorney’s Office, where he took many cases to trial.  He is also an appellate attorney with successful appeals in the Federal Circuit, Ninth Circuit, and United States Supreme Court.

The judges of the District of Massachusetts appointed Aaron to the blue ribbon committee charged with drafting revisions to the local rules governing patent infringement cases, which resulted in the recent passage of the revised Local Rule 16.6.  Aaron also serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of New Hampshire Franklin Pierce School of Law, where he teaches Advanced Patent Litigation. At Stanford Law School, Aaron served as the Senior Notes Editor of the Stanford Law Review.

Aaron is an active member of several bar organizations, including the Judge Lourie Boston IP American Inn of Court, where he is a member of the Board where he previously served as the Treasurer, Secretary, and Counselor.  Aaron is also a member of the Federal Circuit Bar Association, for which he serves on the Model Patent Jury Instructions Committee.

Education

  • Stanford Law School, J.D., 2001
  • Trinity College, B.S. in Psychology, 1997

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Central District of California
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
  • United States District Court for the District of Colorado
  • Massachusetts
  • United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • United States Supreme Court

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Boston IP American Inn of Court
  • Federal Circuit Bar Association