Jacob K. Baron is a member of Holland & Knight's Intellectual Property Practice Group. His practice is focused on intellectual property litigation, portfolio development, counseling and strategic advice. Mr. Baron has litigated cases in federal courts around the country, at the appellate level, at the International Trade Commission and before the Patent Office.

Drawing from his engineering background and his passion for technology, Mr. Baron has litigated and counseled clients in matters involving a broad range of technologies, including 4G (LTE) cell phone technology, bar code readers, machine vision, computer hardware and software, telecommunications routing and networking, analog circuits, automobile navigation systems, flat panel displays, antihypertensive and heart failure medications and general pharmaceutical formulation.

Mr. Baron is also active in representing victims of domestic violence in restraining order matters as part of a program he helped to set up between Holland & Knight and the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office.

Representative Litigation Matters:

  • CCE, LLC v. Ericsson et al. (EDTX). Currently representing Ericsson in a multi-defendant, multi-patent suit involving Ericsson’s LTE wireless base stations.
  • Cognex Corp et al. v. Microscan and Code Corp. (SDNY). Lead trial counsel for Cognex against its competitor concerning the sale of direct part mark readers. After a six-day trial, the jury returned a verdict of infringement, validity and willfulness on all claims asserted. The jury also awarded Cognex the full amount of lost profits that it requested. After post-trial motions, the Court issued a permanent injunction and granted Cognex its attorneys' fees.
  • Wi-LAN v. Ericsson (SDFL). Obtained a summary judgment ruling of noninfringement and invalidity on behalf of Ericsson. The case involved accusations of patent infringement brought by Wi-LAN against Ericsson’s 4G (LTE) wireless base stations, which connect mobile telephones to wireless carriers’ telecommunications networks.
  • Brandywine Communications v. LG-Ericsson (CDCA). Represented Ericsson-LG and Vertical Communications in a patent dispute involving PBX technology.
  • In the Matter of Certain Machine Vision Software, Machine Vision Systems, And Products Containing Same (USITC). Represented Cognex in an action before the International Trade Commission seeking to stop the importation of articles containing Cognex’s machine vision technology.
  • Cognex Corp. et al. v. MVTec Software GmbH and Fuji America Corp. (D. Mass.). Represented Cognex in a patent infringement case alleging infringement of eight patents protecting Cognex's machine vision technology.
  • C2 Communications Technologies, Inc. v. Qwest, Level 3 and Global Crossing (E.D. Tex.). Defended three major telecommunications companies against patent claims relating to VoIP technology. The case settled after the third day of trial for a fraction of the original demand.
  • Bender v. Analog Devices, Inc. (E.D. Tex.). Defended Analog in patent case involving amplifier circuit technology; plaintiff settled for a token payment shortly after the claim construction hearing.
  • Fotomedia Technologies LLC v. T-Mobile USA (E.D. Tex.). Defended T-Mobile against patent infringement claims relating to photo sharing technology.
  • Data Match Enterprises of Texas, LLC v. Singlesnet, Inc. and Match.com et al. (E.D. Tex.). Defended two parties in multiple defendant litigation relating to online dating services.
  • Rates Technology Inc. v. Qwest (D. Del.). Defended Qwest in a patent infringement suit relating to least cost routing technology; the parties settled before Qwest had to engage in any discovery.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology v. Harman Int’l Indus., Inc. (D. Mass.). Represented MIT in a patent enforcement suit against an automobile navigation system manufacturer.
  • AstraZeneca AB et al. v. Mutual Pharmaceutical Co., Inc. (E.D. Pa.). Represented AstraZeneca in a patent enforcement suit regarding the antihypertensive Plendil® against a generic manufacturer.


  • Boston College Law School, J.D.
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology, B.S., magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Patent Law Association, Litigation Committee Co-Chair
  • Wentworth Institute of Technology, Corporate Board and Academic Affairs Committee Member
Honors & Awards
  • Rising Star, Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine, 2009-2013

Speaking Engagements