Hilda C. Galvan

Power Circles, Executive Committee
Class of '93

Hilda Galvan is Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day, Dallas.  Hilda, a nationally recognized trial lawyer, has represented plaintiffs and defendants in intellectual litigation in courts across the country for more than 25 years. She has served as lead counsel for technology companies in enforcing their patent portfolios as well as defending those companies against infringement allegations. Representative technologies include electronics, software & internet, wireless communication, and semiconductor manufacturing.

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 percent 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 AmericaIAM 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.