Jeffrey D. Hsi - Jeffrey's practice is devoted to corporate counseling, formation and execution of intellectual property strategy, and patent prosecution and opinion work in the areas of chemistry pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, agriculture, nutraceuticals, polymers, diagnostics, and medical devices.
Jeffrey's clients include multinational chemical and pharmaceutical companies, emerging biopharmaceutical companies, and academic and governmental research institutions throughout the world.
Jeffrey also served as Chair of the Firm's Intellectual Property Department for the past five years and serves on the Firm's Boston Office Teamwork and Diversity Strategic 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.