Jeffrey D. Hsi, Ph.D.: Lawyer with Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP

Jeffrey D. Hsi, Ph.D.

Boston,  MA  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property
  • Patents
  • Licensing
  • Collaborations
  • Joint Ventures & Strategic Alliances
  • Cross Border
  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Media & Telecommunications
  • Life Sciences
  • Educational Institutions
  • Healthcare
  • Food and Agriculture
University Friedrich Alexander Universitat; Kalamazoo College, B.A., 1983; Indiana University, M.S., 1985; University of Michigan, Ph.D., 1990 Phi Lambda Upsilon
Law SchoolRutgers University School of Law, J.D., 1997
AdmittedDistrict of Columbia; Illinois; Massachusetts; U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois; U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; U.S. District Court, Massachusetts; U.S. Patent & Trademark Office


American Bar Association
American Chemical Society
Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts
Boston Patent Law Association
Licensing Executives Society
National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

BornKalamazoo, Michigan, June 11, 1961

Jeffrey's practice is devoted to all aspects of commercialization of technology. As a scientist/inventor, entrepreneur and counselor, Jeffrey has experience from all of these perspectives. His practice includes corporate counseling, formation and execution of intellectual property strategy, and patent prosecution and opinion work in the areas of chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, health & beauty, agriculture, animal health, nutraceuticals, polymers, diagnostics, and medical devices. He also advises on issues of, and is experienced in establishing infrastructure for, development of intellectual property.

Jeffrey's clients include multinational chemical and pharmaceutical companies, emerging biopharmaceutical companies, venture capital and financial institutions, and academic and governmental research institutions throughout the world.

Jeffrey also serves as Co-Chair of the Firm's Intellectual Property Department and serves on the Firm's West Palm Beach/Miami Offices Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
•Jeffrey has considerable experience in patent prosecution matters. He has prepared and prosecuted patent applications relating to pharmaceuticals (both approved and candidates in clinical trials), drug design/discovery technologies, nutraceuticals, medical diagnostics and biotechnology. Jeffrey also is experienced in specialty chemical and polymer technologies, medical devices, food and agricultural technologies and business methods.

•Jeffrey also has experience in transactional matters including negotiation and establishment of licensing and R&D collaboration agreements, manufacturing and supply agreements, due diligence studies, venture capital funding, merger and acquisition, and technology acquisitions.

•As in-house counsel to a biopharmaceutical start-up company, Jeffrey established and guided the company's patent law department, including formation of worldwide corporate intellectual property strategy and internal intellectual property policies. Jeffrey also advised on aspects of corporate and business development activities. The start-up was ultimately acquired by a major U.S. biotechnology company.

•Jeffrey is an invited speaker internationally on various intellectual property issues and has lectured at the Harvard Extension School and at MIT Sloan School of Management.

•Jeffrey is a co-author of written materials and lectured for the Biotechnology: Patents, Licensing & FDA Practice course for the Patent Resources Group.

•Jeffrey is a co-inventor on two U.S. Patents and co-author of numerous scientific publications and presentations.

South Asia

Before Edwards Wildman

Previously, Jeffrey was a Principal of Fish & Richardson P.C.; Corporate Counsel, Amgen Inc.; Patent Counsel and General Counsel, Kinetix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now Amgen Inc.); Associate, McAndrews, Held & Malloy, Ltd.; and Patent Agent, Fish & Neave. Before attending law school, Jeffrey was Senior Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry, The R.W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute (Johnson & Johnson); Research Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina, and an Undergraduate Research Scientist at the Upjohn Company.

Besides Edwards Wildman

Jeffrey is currently a member of the Asian Americans Advancing Justice/AAJC (Asian American Justice Center) Board of Directors. Jeffrey is Past President of the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts (AALAM) and served on their Executive Board for seven years, and he previously served on the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA) Board of Governors. He was also Co-Chair of the NAPABA 2009 National Convention Host Steering Committee in Boston and served on the NAPABA Committee on Regional Conferences. He previously served as co-chair of the Chemical Patent Practice Committee for the Boston Patent Law Association. Jeffrey is an avid tennis player and volunteered with the Massachusetts Special Olympics State Games (tennis) having previously served on its Tennis Management Team. Jeffrey is a member of the Rutgers University School of Law Minority Student Program (MSP) Legacy Alumni Campaign Committee and previously served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Kalamazoo College.

*Currently admitted in DC, Illinois and Massachusetts and by the USPTO only. Florida Bar license pending.

Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - Limelight v. Akamai: Illuminating Inducement of Patent Infringement
June 3, 2014
BioFlorida 16th Annual Conference
September 15-17, 2013 event
Edwards Wildman's Jeffrey Hsi moderates a panel at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association National Convention
November 15-18, 2012 event
Rise to the Top: Career Advice from Successful Lawyers
November 17-20, 2011 event
Effective IP Mechanisms for Bringing Biopharmaceuticals to Market
October 12-13, 2011 event
Client Advisory - Bilski's Impact on Biotechnology and Medical Diagnostic Claims
August 2010
First Annual Intellectual Property Update Conference
December 3, 2009 event
Expertise: The Legal Business of IP Needs to Become Transatlantic
April 27, 2009
Court Ruling May Impact Life Science Patents
February 1, 2009
Client Advisory - Patentable Subject Matter: In re Bilski
December 2008

Locke Lord, Edwards Wildman Approve Combination; Form 'Top 50' AmLaw Firm of 1,000 Lawyers, 23 Offices
December 1, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Jeffrey Hsi Appointed to the Board of Directors of the Asian Americans Advancing Justice AAJC (Asian American Justice Center)
October 6, 2014
Edwards Wildman Honored for Excellence in the IAM Patent 1000 - The World's Leading Patent Practitioners 2014
June 6, 2014
Edwards Wildman's Sang-yul Lee, Jeffrey Hsi, Emily Yu, and Bilal Zaheer Represent Firm at the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Convention
November 12, 2013
Edwards Wildman's Jeffrey Hsi and Emily Yu Attend the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts Event, Reports Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly
February 14, 2013
Bio patents down, but not out in New England
June 26, 2009
Biotech, IT stalemate puts brakes on IP reform law
June 6, 2008
Patent Anxiety
December 17, 2007
Obviousness ruling could have far-reaching impact
June 1, 2007
In the Minority
May 8, 2006 (Also at West Palm Beach, Florida Office)


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Limelight v. Akamai: Illuminating Inducement of Patent Infringement
Jeffrey D. Hsi,Ralph A. Loren, June 11, 2014
On June 2, the Supreme Court issued a decision regarding inducing infringement, Limelight Networks, Inc. v. Akamai Technologies, Inc., et al., (12-786). The Justices, reversing and remanding the widely split en banc decision from the Federal Circuit, held that one could not support a finding of...
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111 Huntington Avenue
BostonMA 02199-7613


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