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Aaron Thompson

Counsel

Thompson, Aaron

Aaron Thompson is a litigator who focuses his practice on intellectual property and general commercial matters. 

Since joining the firm, Mr. Thompson has represented a variety of technology clients in patent litigation and other complex commercial litigation. His technology experience includes computer algorithms, integrated circuits, biomedical devices, pharmaceuticals and cellular standard-essential technology. He has direct experience in all phases of litigation including the initial investigation, pleading, discovery, depositions, expert reports, summary judgment, Daubert motions, motions-in-limine and trial and post-trial motions.

Mr. Thompson's successes include Mformation v. Research in Motion (2012)—a patent jury trial that resulted in a finding of no liability by the district court, which was affirmed by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Experience

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Thompson completed a clerkship with the Honorable Mariana R. Pfaelzer of the United States District Court for the Central District of California. During his time as a law clerk, he assisted with drafting orders for matters focused on securities law, antitrust law and complex patent litigation.

Before serving as a law clerk, Mr. Thompson was a litigation associate in Irvine, California. While there, his practice focused on intellectual property litigation and commercial matters. During law school, Mr. Thompson earned a certificate in World Trade Organization Studies at the Georgetown Institute of International Economic Law. He also completed an internship at Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles County.

Professional Activities

Mr. Thompson currently serves as the chair of the Bench and Bar Committee for the Los Angeles County Bar Association Barristers Section, and he has been member of the Executive Committee of Barristers since 2014.

Publications & News

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July 6, 2016

WilmerHale Hands SEC First 2016 Fraud Trial Defeat

A team of WilmerHale litigators persuaded an Albuquerque, New Mexico, jury to clear two former mortgage-lending officials on half of the 10 charges brought against them by the US Securities and Exchange Commission, while deadlocking on the remaining charges.

January 23, 2014

Intel Corporation and Somaxon Pharmaceuticals Succeed at the Federal Circuit

Last week, WilmerHale won two appeals at the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit–one for client Somaxon Pharmaceuticals and one for client Intel Corporation.

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Education

JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 2010, Executive Editor, The Georgetown International Environmental Law Review

BA, History, University of California, Irvine, 2006, Phi Alpha Theta

Bar Admissions

California

Clerkships

The Hon. Mariana R. Pfaelzer, US District Court for the Central District of California, 2011 - 2012

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