Tanya Faisal



Education and Clerkships

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2010, Dean's Scholar; Barrister's Council

M.D., University of Miami School of Medicine, 2003

B.S., Biology, University of Miami, 2000, Honors Program in Medicine


Texas, 2010

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2013





As an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group, Dr. Tanya Faisal's primary focus includes the preparation and prosecution of patent applications in a variety of technical fields, with an emphasis on medical devices. Tanya's practice has also included representation of ANDA applicants in Hatch-Waxman related pharmaceutical litigation.

Prior to joining Haynes and Boone, Tanya worked as a physician specializing in pathology. This experience in the medical field has helped her to understand her client's particular industry and related challenges they may encounter. Tanya's areas of experience extend to surgical pathology, including histology, cytology, and forensic pathology, and clinical pathology, including hematopathology, microbiology, clinical chemistry, and immunohistochemical, electron microscopic, and molecular diagnostic analyses.

Professionally, Tanya is a member of the State Bar of Texas, Intellectual Property Law and Health Law sections. She is a member of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (DAYL) and serves as Mentoring Program School Coordinator for the DAYL and the Dallas Bar Association. Tanya is also a member of the Lawyers Promoting Education Committee.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • “Implications for Personalize Medicine after Myriad,” co-author, Haynes and Boone alert, June 6, 2013.
  • “Contemplating Pliva v. Mensing,” co-author, Haynes and Boone alert, July 16, 2011 and The IP Beacon, August 2011.
  • “How Much Would You Pay for This Lovely Expedited Examination? USPTO Approves Priority Utility and Plant Patent Application Examination,” co-author, The IP Beacon, April 5, 2011.

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