Hilgers Graben Announces Addition of Attorney Jon Hyland
Hilgers Graben PLLC is pleased to announce the addition of Jon Hyland to its litigation team as a partner. He is based in the firm’s Dallas office.
Most recently a partner with Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr in Dallas, Jon was previously associated with powerhouse law firms Jones Day and Barnes & Thornburg. He has litigated cases in state and federal courts around the country, serving as lead counsel in dozens of cases. He is a deeply experienced commercial litigator whose practice focuses on IP and patent litigation, including trademarks and copyrights, with experience in a wide range of technological areas, including Internet commerce, computer hardware and software, semiconductor and semiconductor processing and packaging, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications networking and cellular communications, solid state memory and biotechnology. Jon has also litigated cases before the International Trade Commission.
Jon helps clients with other intellectual property matters including IP licensing and IP issues related to mergers and acquisitions. His practice covers all aspects of trademark law, from filing trademark applications to managing national and international trademark portfolios. He also advises franchisors regarding Texas franchise law as well as related IP issues. He regularly counsels clients on cybersecurity and data privacy issues, including compliance with GDPR, HIPPA, COPPA, and the CCPA. Jon is also a noted authority on blockchain and bitcoin/cryptocurrency issues. He also represents artists in entertainment matters.
Jon graduated from the University of Texas School of Law in Austin (cum laude, Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal). He received a master’s degree from the University of Chicago and his undergraduate degree from Texas A&M (cum laude). He is admitted to the Texas bar and will be based in the firm’s Dallas office. “I am excited to join the fast-growing Hilgers Graben firm,” said Hyland. “It is one of the most innovative and client friendly law firms in the country and will allow me to litigate cutting-edge issues for clients of any size, combining highly-credentialed lawyers with low cost. And the unique and friendly culture is just the icing on the cake.”
“We’re incredibly fortunate to add someone of Jon’s caliber to our team of highly experienced business litigators,” said firm founder Mike Hilgers. “His extensive trial and litigation experience, along with his background in multiple legal disciplines is a huge win for us. His wide-range of skills will be a tremendous value for our clients and we look forward to him expanding our firm’s high quality, low cost model in the Dallas area and across the country.”