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Richard D. Anigian

Richard D. Anigian



  • Intellectual Property
  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • International
  • Litigation

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Haynes and Boone
Texas, U.S.A.

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ABA Group
Rick Anigian is a trial lawyer and department chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. Rick has become a trusted business advisor by providing practical and efficient counseling and advice to implement clients’ business strategies while solving their complex business disputes. Rick has led teams in significant matters before federal, state and bankruptcy trial and appellate courts in Texas and throughout the country.

Rick concentrates his practice on a wide variety of complex commercial disputes in federal and state courts, as well as arbitral proceedings. Rick has extensive experience in commercial and financial transactions litigation, real estate and oil and gas disputes, has handled complex disputes among partners and business owners, as well as a wide range of business torts litigation. Rick also has significant experience in the area of technology litigation, including theft of trade secrets and non-competition disputes. Rick has passed all sections of the examination to become a Certified Public Accountant and routinely relies upon these skills in the matters he handles.

Rick is very active in the community in a wide range of activities including public education, the assistance of at risk children and their families, and youth sports.

Bar Admissions



J.D., Southern Methodist University, 1985
B.B.A., Southern Methodist University, 1982
Areas of Practice

Intellectual Property | Intellectual Property Litigation | International | Litigation | Media, Entertainment and Sports | Private Clients and Estate Planning | Products Liability Litigation | Sports Law | Supply Chain Management | Trade Secret Litigation | U.S. Inbound Investment

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Defended major lender in multi-billion dollar lender liability and business torts action involving multiple billion dollar syndicated credit facilities.

Defended start-up company and its founder involving claims of theft of trade secrets and violation of non-competition agreements.

Defended various patent and trademark infringement cases involving treadmills and other exercise equipment.

Defended and prosecuted breach of contract and breach of warranty claims involving software licenses and consulting services.

Defended breach of warranty and deceptive trade practices class action dispute involving notebook computers.

Represented an Asian computer manufacturer in multiple disputes involving product warranties, business torts and deceptive trade practice claims.

Defended national real estate developer in dispute with partner involving the development of a regional shopping mall.

Handled multi-jurisdictional disputes involving claims of breach of warranty, deceptive trade practices and other business torts.

Defended partnership and its founding partners in dispute with minority partner involving fiduciary duty and fraud claims.

Represented U.S. manufacturer in dispute with Australian dealer regarding termination of dealership.

Prosecuted and defended numerous financial institutions in claims involving loans and other credit facilities.

Professional Associations

Dallas Bar Association

SMU Alumni Association

SMU Lettermen's Association


IRS Extends April 15 Payment Due Date Because of the COVID-19 Emergency
Haynes and Boone, March 2020

In IRS Notice 2020-17, the IRS extended the deadline for certain U.S. federal income tax payments due April 15, 2020 to July 15, 2020, up to certain limits depending on the taxpayer. IMPORTANTLY, as of now,this extension does not apply to the filing of any tax return or information return.All tax returns and information returns due on April 15, 2020 are still due on April 15, 2020 unless the due date is extended as provided by law...


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