Hilda Galvan has tried complex intellectual property cases before courts across the country and in the International Trade Commission for more than 20 years. She has represented clients as plaintiffs and defendants in patent, copyright, trademark, and trade secret cases. Her experience in patent cases extends to a variety of technologies, including software, smart utility metering systems, telecommunication systems, computer networking, semiconductor chip packaging and circuitry, and navigation systems.
Hilda has successfully represented clients in some of their most important lawsuits. Recently, on behalf of SAS Institute, she won summary judgment of invalidity in a patent infringement case involving a software patent that had been the subject of an earlier case against various software companies. She was also successful in staying a multipatent case filed by Intellectual Ventures against members of the financial institutions sector, including BBVA Compass.
Hilda has been nationally recognized for her successes by numerous publications, including The Best Lawyers in America, Dallas Business Journal ( Top 15 Business Defense Lawyers ), Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, and IAM Patent Litigation as one of the top intellectual property litigators in Texas. IAM's 2012 edition singled out Hilda's national reputation for her dynamic advocacy skills.
Hilda also represents clients in reexamination and post-grant proceedings at the USPTO and the Patent Trial Appeal Board.
Hilda is Partner-in-Charge of the Dallas Office and is actively involved in the community, including serving as president of the Honorable Barbara M.G. Lynn Inn of Courts, chair of the Dallas Bar IP Section, and chair of the HNBA Latina Commission Leadership Program Committee.
Compass Bank prevails in IPR proceedings challenging Intellectual Ventures patents
SAS Institute's patent infringement victory at District Court affirmed by Federal Circuit
Apple defends patent infringement action over document stream operating system
Honors & Distinctions
Listed as a leading lawyer in Chambers USA for intellectual property litigation since 2004
Recognized for intellectual property litigation in Best Lawyers in America since 2006 and Texas Super Lawyers since 2004
Barbara M.G. Lynn IP Inn of Court: President (2012-2013) and Master (2011-2013)
IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2012 Silver Award
The Legal 500 US (2013)
Law Intern to Justice Jack Hightower, Texas Supreme Court (Fall 1992)