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Nadia Haghighatian focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation, primarily in the area of patents, and has represented clients with matters involving various technologies, including software, telecommunications, electrical, mechanical, and semiconductor technologies. She has experience with formulating opinions on noninfringement and invalidity, licensing, and preparing patent portfolios for enforcement. Also, Nadia has represented clients in matters involving trademarks, trade secrets, unfair competition, and contract disputes.

Named among the top firms in Texas for Intellectual Property in Chambers USA 2020 by Chambers and Partners

Representative Matters

  • Asserted a technology company’s claims in a patent infringement matter involving 10 patents relating to mobile technologies for battery life conservation, digital content distribution, and authentication
  • Represented a global semiconductor manufacturer in a patent litigation matter involving 15 patents relating to audio and video encoding and decoding, optimized graphics processing, wireless communication systems, and semiconductor device fabrication
  • Defended an international oilfield service company in a patent infringement action relating to electric rig control systems; obtained settlement after a favorable claim-construction ruling
  • Defended a major manufacturer of off-road vehicles for mine sites against claims of patent infringement and false advertising
  • Defended a major airline in several patent infringement actions relating to customer rewards programs, message storage and delivery, website search functionalities, and mobile applications
  • Defended an air travel company in a patent infringement action involving websites
  • Defended a national retailer against trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract claims relating to software for tracking warranty repairs
  • Assisted a semiconductor developer in organizing and categorizing a large portfolio of U.S. and foreign patents and applications for valuation and licensing

Honors & Affiliations


  • One to Watch, The Best Lawyers in America® by Woodward/White Inc. (Litigation – Intellectual Property), 2021
  • Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40 Award by the National LGBT Bar Association, 2021
  • Texas Rising Stars® by Thomson Reuters (Intellectual Property Litigation), 2018-2021


  • Director and Treasurer, Dallas LGBT Bar Association
  • Director and DLGBTBA Representative, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Member, Dallas Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member, Iranian American Bar Association, Dallas Chapter
  • Member, Dallas Resource Center’s Young Professionals Advisory Council
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity Pathfinder Program, 2019
  • Associate, The Honorable Barbara M. G. Lynn American Inn of Court, 2016-2018
  • Life Fellow, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association; Intellectual Property Section
  • Member, State Bar of Texas; Intellectual Property Section

Education & Admissions


  • J.D., 2013, summa cum laude, Texas Tech University School of Law; Articles Editor, Texas Tech Law Review; Order of the Coif; Regents’ Scholarship Recipient; Dean’s List; Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Delta Phi
  • B.S., 2008, The University of Texas at Austin


  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Related Team

Austin Teng

Intellectual Property | Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

Catherine Reynolds

Patents | Copyrights | Trademarks

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