Nadia Haghighatian is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Dallas office and member of the firm's Intellectual Property Group. Ms. Haghighatian focuses her practice on patent litigation, representing 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. In addition, Ms. Haghighatian has represented clients in matters involving trademarks, trade secrets, unfair competition and contract disputes.

Representative Experience

  • Represented a global semiconductor and infrastructure technology company in patent litigation involving semiconductor device fabrication
  • Defended a global electronics and semiconductor company in various patent infringement lawsuits relating to, for example, capacitive touch screen technologies, metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) devices, automatic gain control systems and signal encoding/decoding systems
  • Assisted a semiconductor developer in organizing and categorizing a large portfolio of U.S. and foreign patents and applications for valuation and licensing

  • Asserted a technology company's claims against major consumer electronics companies in multiple, parallel patent infringement lawsuits involving 10 patents relating to mobile technologies for battery life conservation, digital content distribution and authentication
  • Represented a global semiconductor and infrastructure technology company in patent litigation involving 15 patents, including patents relating to audio and video encoding and decoding, optimized graphics processing and wireless communication systems
  • Asserted a patent owner's claims in an infringement lawsuit relating to accelerated erasure coding for data storage in distributed computing systems
  • 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 a meta-search engine for comparing airfare pricing information
  • Defended a national jewelry retailer against trade secret misappropriation and breach of contract claims relating to software for tracking warranty repairs

  • 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
  • Represented an oil and gas exploration company in a trade secret misappropriation lawsuit relating to methods and formulas for identifying profitable acreage
  • Defended a major manufacturer of off-road vehicles for mine sites against claims of patent infringement and false advertising

  • Asserted the senior trademark rights of a technology credit union service organization (CUSO) against a major competitor in federal district court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB)
  • Asserted a specialty chain retail company's well-known family of trademarks relating to organization and storage products and services; obtained settlement including client's primary requested relief


  • Texas Tech University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.S., Electrical Engineering
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
  • Dallas Bar Association, Director, 2022
  • Dallas LGBT Bar Association (DLGBTBA), President, 2022; President-Elect/Secretary, 2021; Treasurer, 2020-2021; Director, 2019-Present
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL), Director, 2020-2021; DLGBTBA Representative, 2020-2021
  • Dallas Hispanic Bar Association
  • Iranian American Bar Association (IABA), Dallas Chapter
  • Resource Center's Young Professionals Advisory Council (YPAC), 2019-Present
  • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD) Pathfinder Program, 2019
  • The Honorable Barbara G. Lynn American Inn of Court, Associate, 2016-2018
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Foundation, Life Fellow
  • 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
  • Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyers magazine, 2018-2022