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Hilda C. Galvan

Partner-in-Charge Dallas


(T) +1.214.969.4556
(F) +1.214.969.5100


  • The University of Texas at Austin (J.D. 1993; Texas International Law Journal); The University of Texas at El Paso (B.S.E.E. 1985)

Bar Admissions

  • Texas and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office


  • Law Intern to Justice Jack Hightower, Texas Supreme Court (Fall 1992)

For more than 20 years, Hilda Galvan, a nationally recognized trial lawyer who focuses on complex intellectual property litigation, has represented plaintiffs and defendants in federal and state courts across the country. She has served as lead counsel for IBM, Texas Instruments, and Essilor in the enforcement of their patent portfolios and in defending against allegations of infringement.

In 2016, Hilda was named a global IP leader by World IP Review. She has led cross-border litigation matters involving courts in Europe, Asia, Texas, and the ITC. IAM magazine identified Hilda as a "powerhouse litigator" and lauded her "extensive experience in big-ticket patent litigation." She has litigated more than 100 patent cases, with 50+ in the Eastern District of Texas.

Recent victories include a summary judgment of invalidity in favor of SAS in the Eastern District of Texas and invalidity decisions against several Intellectual Ventures patents. 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.

Hilda also places a high priority on community service. She is chair of the board of the Dallas Regional Chamber, serves on the board of trustees of the University of Texas School of Law, and on the boards of Parkland Hospital Foundation, Dallas Women's Foundation, and the Dallas Hispanic Law Foundation. Hilda was named one of "The Most Powerful Business Leaders" in Dallas-Fort Worth" by D CEO and is Partner-in-Charge of the Dallas Office.

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)


Hilda Galvan