Thomas Yeh is a trial lawyer representing clients in global patent and trade secret cases in federal district courts and before the International Trade Commission.

Mr. Yeh draws on over a decade of experience and his background in electrical engineering to handle high-stakes competitor cases, often through trial. He has tried more than a dozen cases to bench and jury verdict, prevailing on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants. 

Mr. Yeh regularly represents clients in large-scale, worldwide intellectual property enforcement actions. Of particular note, Mr. Yeh coordinated one of the largest patent enforcement actions in recent years, simultaneously filing more than 20 patent cases in US district courts, the International Trade Commission, and around the world. 

As a result of Mr. Yeh’s strong technical background, he is often retained to handle cases involving the most complex and advanced technologies in the semiconductor, internet, and computer hardware industries. He has extensive experience representing clients in Asia involved in designing and manufacturing semiconductor devices, power circuits, volatile and non-volatile memories, and lithium-ion battery components.

Prior to law school, Mr. Yeh worked for a major defense contractor developing software-defined radio systems. 

Mr. Yeh’s experience includes representing:

  • SMR in a nine-patent case involving wide-view automotive mirror technology; secured jury trial win (Magna Mirrors v. SMR W.D. Mich.)
  • Philip Morris in a patent infringement case; secured jury trial win (RJ Reynolds v. Philip Morris E.D. Va)
  • NVIDIA in a patent trial; secured jury trial win (Samsung v. NVIDIA E.D. Va.)
  • InterDigital in a cellular communications related patent trial; secured jury trial win (InterDigital v. ZTE D. Del.)
  • Arista in ITC investigation; Latham replaced prior counsel after adverse ITC determinations; subsequently prevailed following trial in both enforcement and modification proceedings (Cisco v. Arista ITC)
  • Shenzhen Senior Technology in a lithium-ion battery technology patent and trade secret misappropriation claim; successfully defeated plaintiff’s request for a preliminary injunction; a result recognized in AmLaw Litigation Daily’s “Litigators of the Week” awards (Celgard v. Shenzhen Senior Technology N.D. Cal.)
  • Leading specialty products manufacturer in patent litigation; secured summary judgment win in a rare finding of non-infringement of all asserted claims weeks before trial

Bar Qualification

  • California
  • District of Columbia


  • JD, George Washington University Law School, 2012
    high honors, Editor George Washington Law Review, Order of the Coif
  • BA in Economics, Rice University, 2009
  • BSEE in Electrical Engineering, Rice University, 2009