Knobbe/Martens: Intellectual Property Law
Brian Horne

Brian Horne


At a Glance

  • J.D. University of Michigan Law School
  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Central Florida

  • State Bar of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. District Court - Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of California

Professional Profile 

Brian Horne is an experienced trial lawyer who litigates throughout the country for both plaintiffs and defendants.

Mr. Horne has been a member of trial teams that have won more than $1 billion, and his teams have been featured in The National Law Journal’s list of Top 100 verdicts on multiple occasions.  This includes a $466 million patent infringement verdict, which was the Number 1 IP and Number 5 overall verdict of 2014.  It also includes a $70 million trade secret verdict -- later enhanced to over $110 million -- which was the Number 6 IP and Number 21 overall verdict of 2016.  Mr. Horne’s trial teams have also won complete victories for defendants facing damages claims totalling nearly half a billion dollars.

Mr. Horne is a partner in our Los Angeles office.


  • University of Michigan Law School (J.D. 1999)
  • University of Central Florida (B.S. Mechanical Engineering 1996), Pi Tau Sigma Mechanical Engineering Honor Society, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society
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