Edward Chin
Nix, Patterson & Roach, LLP

5215 N. O'Connor Blvd, Suite 1900
Irving, TX 75039, United States
Phone: 972-831-1188
Areas of Practice
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Business Torts
  • Class Action
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Products Liability
  • Toxic Torts

Practice/Organization Description

Edward Chin's practice emphasizes all aspects of intellectual property litigation and other complex commercial litigation.

Edward has extensive patent litigation experience in the Eastern District of Texas, which has the leading patent litigation docket in the United States. Edward was formerly a law clerk for U.S. District Judge T. John Ward of the Eastern District of Texas - Marshall Division.

Edward has represented clients in patent infringement actions involving check image processing systems, identity management systems, viscoelastic grips, semiconductors, Internet business methods, computer graphics, network management systems, telecommunications, and optical storage controller chip technologies in Federal District Courts, the United States International Trade Commission, and arbitration proceedings.

Prior to joining Nix, Patterson & Roach in 2006, Edward was with the patent litigation group in the Houston office of Weil, Gotshal & Manges, LLP, where he represented domestic and international clients in various patent litigations, arbitrations, and ITC Section 337 proceedings. He also previously practiced with Fred Misko, Jr., P.C., in Dallas, Texas, where he practiced in the areas of class actions, mass torts, product liability, personal injury, and medical malpractice.

Edward has written and spoken extensively about patent and antitrust law, courtroom technology, evidence, discovery of experts, focus groups, and electronic filing at various continuing legal education seminars.


Nix, Patterson & Roach has a nationally-known intellectual property litigation practice. The Firm represents individuals and companies as plaintiffs in the trial of intellectual property cases, including patent, copyright and trademark infringement, trade secret misappropriation, unfair competition, and other business torts. The Firm’s attorneys have represented clients in state and federal district court, federal courts of appeal, and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

We thrive on high-stakes, complex litigation and enjoy being in the courtroom. Our cases frequently involve tens or hundreds of millions of dollars at stake for the parties involved. The Firm often litigates against major corporations represented by the leading defense firms in the world. Individuals and companies frequently come to us when their intellectual property rights are being infringed by others and need to be enforced vigorously to ensure that justice is done.

Nix, Patterson & Roach has the experience, expertise, and resources to handle complex intellectual property litigation anywhere in the country and to level the playing field for our clients. Our clients are technological innovators and so are we. We embrace high-technology in every facet of our practice and employ the latest technology at trial.

The Firm's home offices in Daingerfield and Texarkana are in the heart of the Eastern District of Texas. The Eastern District is the leading venue in the country for patent infringement litigation. The Firm’s trial attorneys have tried numerous jury trials in the Eastern District and three of our attorneys served as federal law clerks for Eastern District Judges Schell, Ward and Steeger (deceased).

NPR is among a handful of law firms who will enforce plaintiffs’ intellectual property rights on a contingent fee basis, which enables plaintiffs to enforce their intellectual property rights against major corporations when they otherwise could not afford to and ensures that our compensation is based solely on results achieved. When justice must be done, it’s the results that matter.

Bar Admissions

State of Texas, November 1998

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


Southern Methodist University School of Law (J.D. 1998)

- Managing Editor of the Computer Law Review and Technology Journal, 1997-1998

Vanderbilt University (B.S. 1995)

Professional Associations & Memberships

State Bar of Texas

Council member, State Bar of Texas Computer & Technology Section

Organizing Committee, 2007 E.D. Texas Bench/Bar Conference

Honors and Awards

Federal Judicial Law Clerk to the Honorable T. John Ward of the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Texas ­ Marshall Division from 2003-2004

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