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, Ms. Haghighatian has represented clients in matters involving trademarks, trade secrets, unfair competition, and contract disputes.

Representative Experience

  • 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


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.S.
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Texas
Court Admissions
  • 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
  • Director and Treasurer, Dallas LGBT Bar Association
  • Director and DLGBTBA Representative, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
  • Dallas Hispanic Bar Association
  • Iranian American Bar Association, Dallas Chapter
  • 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
  • Dallas Bar Association; Intellectual Property Section
  • State Bar of Texas; Intellectual Property Section
Honors & Awards
  • Best LGBTQ+ Lawyers Under 40 Award, National LGBT Bar Association, 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Dallas Litigation - Intellectual Property Law Ones to Watch, 2021, 2022
  • Texas Rising Stars, Intellectual Property Litigation, 2018-2021