Accessibility to the client, a diverse understanding of technology and business, and the persistence it takes to launch a successful technology startup are the characteristics that distinguish Aaron from other lawyers.
Aaron services the intellectual property needs of the firm’s clients. An experienced litigator, Aaron handles patent infringement, copyright infringement and trade secrets litigation. Aaron’s patent experience includes conventional district court litigation as well as AIA post-grant proceedings such as Inter Partes Review before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.
Aaron graduated, magna cum laude, from South Texas College of Law where he earned numerous academic honors, and was a member of the South Texas Law Review where he was published in 2007. Aaron E. Homer, Whatever It Is, You Can Get It On eBay…Unless You Want An Injunction. How the Supreme Court and Patent Reform Are Shifting Licensing Negotiations From The Boardroom to the Courtroom, 49 S. TEX. L. REV. 235 (2007).
In 2002, Aaron earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Texas. Between degrees, he worked at Reliant Energy as a software developer. Aaron also co-founded Apogee Telecom, Inc., a technology firm providing voice and data services to university students nationwide.
§ Represented prominent oil and gas services company in patent infringement dispute;
§ Represented building designer in copyright infringement dispute;
§ Prepared software developer agreements;
§ Counseled e-commerce clients regarding electronic presence and drafted user agreements and privacy policies;
§ Prepared patent and intellectual property licensing agreements;
§ Counseled lenders regarding security interests in patent and intellectual property rights;
§ Counseled patent and IP lessees in Bankruptcy Code Section 365(n) protections;
§ Prosecuted trademark applications to the USPTO and Texas Secretary of State;
§ Obtained $25 Million summary judgment against real estate developer and defeated developer’s claims for fraud and alteration on summary judgment;
§ Successfully applied recourse carve-outs for waste against major real estate investor and obtained summary judgment on behalf of CMBS Trust;
§ Successfully defended financial institutions against hundreds of claims brought under various theories of liability including breach of contract, deceptive trade practices, fraud, negligence, wrongful foreclosure and other claims;
§ Obtained numerous summary judgments and 12(b)(6) dismissals in defamation and business disparagement cases;
§ Successfully defended insurance agencies from numerous E&O coverage disputes;
§ Represented developers and customers in software development negotiations and prepared software development agreements;
§ Prepared technology escrow agreements;
§ Represented oil and gas lessors in negotiations with operators; and
§ Drafted service contracts between hospitals and physician organizations.