Hilda C.Galvan

Partner-in-Charge Dallas

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Hilda Galvan, a nationally recognized trial lawyer, has represented technology companies in intellectual property litigation in courts across the country for more than 25 years. She has served as lead counsel in the enforcement of patent portfolios as well as defense of infringement allegations. Her cases have involved various technologies, including electronics, software wireless communication, and semiconductor processes, among others.

Hilda has tried a number of cases to verdict but also has succeeded in cases short of trial. In a bet-the-company patent case Hilda tried, the jury found no infringement of one patent and awarded minimal damages, while the invalidity case provided a simple design-around. In another patent trial between competitors, the jury awarded damages less than 10% of the plaintiff's demand and the court issued an injunction of limited scope. This outcome resulted in Hilda being recognized as one of DFW's Top Defense Attorneys. In another case, after winning an argument at pretrial conference, the plaintiff admitted no infringement and requested a trial continuance. Prior to the continued trial the court granted an invalidity summary judgment that was affirmed by the Federal Circuit.

Hilda was named 2019 Lawyer of the Year: Litigation-Patent by The Best Lawyers in America. IAM magazine identified Hilda as a "powerhouse litigator" and lauded her "extensive experience in big-ticket patent litigation." Chambers noted in 2016 that Hilda is prized by clients for her ability to "bring experience and strategy" to IP disputes arising in the electronics and software sectors.

Experience

  • Compass Bank obtains dismissal with prejudice against patent infringement claims brought by Intellectual VenturesJones Day successfully represented Compass Bank in a patent infringement action brought by the non-practicing entity Intellectual Ventures II LLC relating to online banking services.
  • Xilinx defends against patent claims by Japanese sovereign patent fund IP BridgeJones Day represents Xilinx Inc., the industry leader in field programmable gate arrays, in its patent dispute with Godo Kaisha IP Bridge 1 (IP Bridge), a Japanese sovereign patent fund that holds approximately 800 patents and attempts to generate revenues by enforcing patents against U.S. operating companies.
  • IBM resolves patent infringement claims brought by UTRF and St. Matthew ResearchJones Day successfully resolved a patent infringement action on behalf of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) relating to database search and retrieval functionality brought by the University of Tennessee Research Foundation (UTRF) and Saint Matthew Research, LLC.
  • SAS Institute defends claims of patent infringement relating to free-format data processingJones Day assisted SAS Institute Inc. in successfully defending allegations of patent infringement relating to a free-format data processing method.
  • Compass Bank prevails at PTAB and in Federal Circuit in IPRs challenging Intellectual Ventures patentsJones Day, on behalf of Compass Bank, prevailed in three inter partes review (IPR) proceedings challenging patents asserted by Intellectual Ventures II LLC against numerous aspects of Compass Bank's online banking operations in a patent infringement lawsuit filed in June 2013.
  • Undocumented mother and son obtain victory in asylum trial, gaining legal status to remain in United StatesJones Day successfully represented an undocumented mother and son who fled violence and persecution in Guatemala in order to obtain legal status in the United States.
  • Alliant Energy defends against patent infringement claimsJones Day defended Alliant Energy Corporation against patent infringement claims brought by Data Carriers, LLC.
  • SAS Institute's patent infringement victory at District Court affirmed by Federal CircuitA cross-office, cross-practice Jones Day litigation team successfully defended SAS Institute, Inc. and DataFlux Corp. ("SAS") in patent-infringement litigation in the Eastern District of Texas and on appeal before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, by obtaining a summary judgment—and a Federal Circuit affirmance—that its opponent's patent claims were invalid under 35 U.S.C § 112 ¶ 2.
  • OnStar defends patent infringement claims involving telematics technologyJones Day defended OnStar, LLC in a patent infringement suit brought by Innovative Global Systems LLC accusing the OnStar system of infringing five patents relating to telematics.
  • Essilor International defends against patent infringement action brought by Hoya CorporationJones Day represented Essilor International and its subsidiaries regarding the alleged infringement of two patents related to various aspects of lens manufacturing.
  • Merial and BASF AGRO resolve patent infringement action against Virbac involving FRONTLINE® productsJones Day obtained a settlement for Merial Limited and BASF AGRO B.V., Arnheim (NL), Wädenswil Branch, in a patent infringement action against Virbac, a French animal pharmaceutical company, in the Northern District of Texas.
  • Sensus defends against patent infringement claims brought by EON Corp. involving smart grid technologyJones Day represented Sensus USA, Inc. and Sensus Metering Systems, Inc. in a patent infringement action related to smart grid power technology.
  • Sensus defends against patent infringement action related to smart metering technologyJones Day served as lead counsel for Sensus USA, Inc. in a patent infringement case related to smart metering technology.
  • DIRECTV dismissed from patent infringement claims by Ganas relating to internet communication systemJones Day served as lead counsel for defendants DIRECTV and SAS Institute in a patent infringement action related to a system for communicating over the internet and through a firewall utilizing SOAP protocol.
  • Sensus defends against SIPCO's patent infringement claims over smart grid technologyJones Day defended Sensus USA, Inc. in a patent infringement case related to smart grid power technology.
  • IBM answers claims of patent infringement brought by Lochner over wireless communication between servers and clientsJones Day represented IBM in a patent infringement case filed by Lochner against IBM and three other defendants.
  • Texas Instruments defends patent infringement claims brought by Optimum Processing Solutions over semiconductor technologyJones Day represented Texas Instruments in defending against allegations that its semiconductor products infringe a patent generally relating to optically intraconnected computers employing dynamically reconfigurable holographic optical elements.
  • IBM defends against patent infringement charges relating to data management on computer networksJones Day represented defendant IBM in a patent infringement case relating to management of data caching on computer networks.
  • Visa defends against patent infringement action regarding systems of transmitting encrypted dataJones Day is defending Visa Inc., Visa USA and Visa International Service Association in a patent infringement action regarding systems of transmitting encrypted data.
  • ON Semiconductor obtains settlement in patent infringement claim related to semiconductor componentsJones Day served as lead counsel for ON Semiconductor Corporation in a patent infringement action brought by Samsung Electronics over DDR memory technology.
  • Speaking Engagements

    • July 22, 2016
      Advanced Patent Litigation Seminar 2016
    • June 9, 2016
      2016 Patent Damages Conference
    • November 5-6, 2015
      20th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute
    • June 18-19, 2015
      Texas State Bar Annual Meeting
    • May 14, 2015
      Global Opportunities: A Critical Conversation
    • March 25-26, 2015
      USPTO Patent Quality Seminar, A Litigator's Perspective on Importance of Quality Patents
    • March 25, 2015
      30th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, American Bar Association - Ethics in IP - Interactive Roundtables
    • March 20, 2015
      State Bar of Texas 28th Annual Advanced Intellectual Property Law Course - How to Make or Break a Joint Infringement Case Now
    • March 12, 2015
      State Bar of Texas Essentials of Business Law Course 2015 - Issues that Arise in the Employment Context
    • October 24, 2014
      Patent Assertion Entities: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, panelist, 2014 American Intellectual Property Law Association Annual Meeting
    • July 18, 2014
      Playing Nice in the Sandbox: Litigating in a Civil Manner and Advocating for Your Client Yet Keeping the Conflict Out of the Bar, State Bar of Texas 10th Annual Advanced Patent Litigation Course
    • May 21, 2014
      PLI Law Department as a Profit Center: Successful Patent Licensing Programs, Judicial, Regulatory and Legislative Actions Affecting Value
    • February 28, 2014
      State Bar of Texas Success Strategies and Key Lessons for Young Lawyers - Business Development, Marketing and Networking Strategies
    • November 11, 2013
      51st Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law, Center for American & International Law, Pioneering Women in the Law
    • July 25-26, 2013
      State Bar of Texas 9th Annual Advanced Patent Litigation Conference, Managing Claim Construction Determinations Across Multiple Cases
    • April 10, 2013
      Center for Women in the Law: Latina Leaders in Law with Jenny Rivera, Arcelia Hurtado, and Hilda Galvan
    • March 22, 2013
      Innovation, Disruptive Technologies and The Federal Circuit, SMU 10th Annual Symposium on Emerging Intellectual Property Issues: The Federal Circuit & Patent Law
    • March 14, 2013
      IP Litigation - Practical Aspects of Litigating IP in District Courts, at the International Trade Commission, and in the Appellate Level, HNBA Corporate Counsel Conference 2013
    • November 1, 2012
      Venue Transfer & Severance: The Last Hurrah?, University of Texas 17th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute
    • August 9, 2012
      Patent Issue Forum with David Kappos of the USPTO
    • August 2, 2012
      Reexamination & Litigation, Texas State Bar 8th Annual Advanced Patent Litigation Course
    • March 22, 2012
      Presenting Your Damages Case: New Challenges, Texas State Bar 25th Annual Advanced Intellectual Property Law Course
    • September 27, 2011
      Hot Topics in the Cross-Fire, panelist, 15th Annual Eastern District of Texas Bench & Bar Conference
    • July 14, 2011
      Damages and How to Handle Them, Texas State Bar 7th Annual Advanced Patent Litigation Course
    • October 29, 2009
      Judicial Panel with Judge T. John Ward and Judge Lee Yeakel, moderator, University of Texas 14th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute
    • November 14, 2008
      4th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute UT CLE, Judicial Panel moderator
    • November 10, 2008
      International Trade Commission: The Come-Back Kid, Center for American & Intl Law, 46th Annual Intellectual Property Course
    • October 31, 2008
      Joint Defense Strategies and Agreements, University of Texas 13th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute
    • July 2008
      4th Annual Advanced Patent Litigation Course
    • November 12, 2007
      MedImmune Fallout - Pre-Suit Investigation for Declaratory Judgment Actions, Center for American & Intl Law, 45th Annual Intellectual Property Course
    • October 26, 2007
      The Fall-Out from Medimmune: Impact on Prefiling Considerations, University of Texas 12th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute
    • March 2, 2007
      Friend or Foe: Section 337 IP Infringement Investigations at the United States International Trade Commission, State Bar of Texas, 20th Annual Intellectual Property Law Course
    • December 2006
      Use of Demonstrative Evidence In the Courtroom, Dallas Bar IP Section Luncheon
    • November 2006
      Judges Panel on "Special Relationship: District Court Judges and Panel Judges," moderator, 44th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, Sponsored by the Institute for Law and Technology
    • November 2006
      Patent Litigation, moderator, 44th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, Sponsored by the Institute for Law and Technology
    • October 27, 2006
      Reexaminations during the Course of Litigation: What Should You Do, University of Texas 11th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute
    • September 2004
      Filing the Action: Strategies for the Accused Infringer, Early State Patent Litigation, Law Seminars International
    • March 2004
      Practical Ethics of Working with Experts in Trade Secret Litigation,   17th Annual Intellectual Property Law, Texas State Bar
    • November 2003
      Ethics of Working with Experts, 41st Program on Intellectual Property Law
    • October 2003
      Issues To Consider When Writing Settlements, 8th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute
    • November 2001
      Damages Experts in IP Litigation, 39th Annual Institute on Intellectual Property Law
    • October 2001
      Litigating the License Agreement: Traps and Pitfalls, Advanced High Tech Litigation, Texas State Bar
    • May 2000
      Rule 76a Problems In Texas Courts,  Advanced High Tech Litigation, Texas State Bar
    • March 2000
      Intellectual Property Malpractice Traps: Part II,  Intellectual Property Law Institute
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