Jeff Homrig is a seasoned first-chair trial lawyer who handles high-stakes intellectual property and commercial cases around the country for some of the world’s most innovative technology and life sciences companies. Resident in the Austin Office, he serves as Global Vice Chair of Latham’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice and leads our IP practice in Texas.  He also has deep ties to the Bay Area, previously chaired the Silicon Valley and Bay Area Litigation & Trial Departments, and maintains an office in Silicon Valley.

Plaintiffs and defendants turn to Mr. Homrig for a wide range of issues, including patent, trade secret, and commercial matters. He counsels clients with pragmatic and practical advice to help them steer clear of problems when they can, and navigate them safely when they do arise.

Mr. Homrig has a demonstrated ability to translate complex technological issues into core themes that persuade juries. He regularly tries cases across the country, including in state and federal courts in California, Texas, Delaware, and before the International Trade Commission (ITC).

Academic and Public Service

Mr. Homrig is an adjunct lecturer at Berkeley Law, teaching the Patent Litigation II course. He co-authors the Federal Judicial Center’s definitive how-to guide for federal judges on patent litigation, which is now in its third edition.

He served as a deputy district attorney for Santa Clara County, trying numerous criminal cases to verdict.

Mr. Homrig’s representative matters include:

  • Lead trial counsel for Facet in upcoming patent infringement trial against LifeScan concerning glucose testing.
  • Lead trial counsel for major energy company in upcoming trade secrets trial relating to renewable fuels.
  • Lead counsel for virtual reality industry leader in patent infringement action involving spatial audio in the Western District of Texas.
  • Lead counsel for major social media company in patent infringement action involving predictive search.  Won summary judgment of non-infringement on multiple grounds.
  • Lead trial counsel for Vade in trade secrets action involving email security.  Obtained favorable jury verdict defeating US$165 million in total damages sought and defeated permanent injunction.
  • Co-lead trial counsel for microcoil developer in upcoming patent infringement and trade secret trials relating to coils for treatment of aneurysms.
  • Senior trial counsel for Irving Consumer Products in patent infringement action involving tissue. Secured non-infringement judgement and invalidity judgment.
  • Lead trial counsel for IML in trade secret action relating to business trade secrets. Obtained preliminary and permanent injunctions and US$1 million consent judgment.
  • Lead counsel for leading innovator of LNP delivery vehicles for mRNA in confidential trade secret dispute.
  • Senior trial and arbitration counsel for auto part remanufacturer in trade secret dispute involving business trade secrets. Settled on favorable terms after arbitration.
  • Lead trial counsel for Envia in a trade secret matter involving lithium ion battery technology for electric vehicles. Settled on favorable terms.
  • Senior trial counsel for Arista in an ITC patent infringement enforcement proceeding relating to switching operating systems and protocols. The enforcement hearing in April 2017 resulted in finding of non-infringement, saving the company hundreds of millions in fines and potentially billions in sales. Senior trial counsel in follow-on ITC action involving additional patents, secured non-infringement finding. Retained for both matters to replace prior counsel after adverse determinations in the underlying ITC matters.
  • Trial counsel for Symantec in a multi-patent case brought by Intellectual Ventures in Delaware. Secured non-infringement jury verdict and post-trial invalidity judgment.
  • Trial counsel for TransPerfect in a multi-patent infringement case in California related to website translation technologies. Won a complete jury verdict finding: MotionPoint’s three patents invalid and not infringed; TransPerfect’s patent valid and infringed by MotionPoint; and awarding TransPerfect more than US$1 million in damages. The Daily Journal named the case a Top Plaintiffs’ Verdict by Impact.
  • Argued, briefed, and won the appeal in a US$100 million cardiovascular stent breach-of-contract litigation on behalf of Dr. G. David Jang. Replaced original counsel following an adverse judgment in the district court.*
  • Trial counsel for Google and YouTube in a Texas patent infringement action in which Eolas and the University of California claimed ownership of the “interactive web.” The jury invalidated all asserted claims after deliberating for only 2.5 hours, defeating claims for hundreds of millions in damages and injunctive relief.*

*Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • District of Columbia
  • Texas


  • JD, University of California, Berkeley, 2001
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley, 1995
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February 13, 2021 Recognition

Law Firm of the Week: Latham & Watkins

Latham honored for a huge trade secrets win for LG Energy Solution at the US International Trade Commission, a significant patent trial victory for Astellas, and the strength of the firm's global Private Equity Practice.