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

Jeffrey has previously served as Corporate Counsel at Amgen Inc. and as Patent Counsel and General Counsel at Kinetix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now Amgen Inc.). Before attending law school, he served as a Senior Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry at The R.W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute (Johnson & Johnson), as a Research Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina, and as an Undergraduate Research Scientist at the Upjohn Company.

  • 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 currently serves on the Board of Directors of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC (Asian American Justice Center) in Washington, D.C. where he serves on the Executive Committee and chairs the Policy and Programs Committee. He also regularly participates as a volunteer in the Asian American Election Protection Project of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF). 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. 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 Law School Minority Student Program (MSP) 50th Anniversary Alumni Committee, and previously served as a member of the Rutgers Law School MSP Legacy Alumni Campaign Committee and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Kalamazoo College, where he served on the Audit Committee and the Finance Committee.

  • Keynote speaker, Rutgers Law School Minority Student Program 2017 Banquet, April 6, 2017
  • "Off the Radar Financing and Partnership Issues for Startups", Innovation Hub at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, October 13, 2016
  • Moving on Up: Reaching the Highest Levels of Leadership in Large Law Firms, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, National Convention, New Orleans, LA November 7, 2015
  • Partners and GC’s in the Spotlight – Leadings Attorneys Answer the Questions That You Always Wanted to Ask, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Northeast Regional Conference, Boston, MA October 3, 2015
  • Making Partner at Large and Mid-Size Law Firms, Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts Meeting, Boston, MA March 27, 2014 
  • Moderator, "BIOPitch" 2013 BioFlorida Conference, September 17, 2013, Tampa, Fla. 
  • Moderator, "70th Anniversary of the Japanese American/Canadian Internment - Redress, Remember, Relate," National Asian Pacific American Bar Association National Convention, November 15-18, 2012, Washington, D.C.

Recent News & Events

December 5, 2017

Wolf Greenfield Shareholder Jeff Hsi Honored with Community Service Award

November 14, 2017 - November 15, 2017

Wolf Greenfield to Speak at Comparative Patent Practice Conference

October 17, 2017

Wolf Greenfield Attorneys Named to 2017 Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Lists

October 4, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM ET

Wolf Greenfield and Harrison Goddard Foote Host IP Trends Across the Atlantic

June 6, 2017

2017 Edition of IAM Patent 1000 Recognizes Wolf Greenfield

November 15, 2016 - November 16, 2016

Wolf Greenfield to Speak at Comparative Patent Practice Conference

October 19, 2016

Wolf Greenfield Attorneys Named to 2016 Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Lists

September 7, 2016

Wolf Greenfield's Jeff Hsi Delivers Kalamazoo College Convocation Address

May 27, 2016

2016 Edition of IAM Patent 1000 Recognizes Wolf Greenfield

November 12, 2015

Wolf Greenfield Welcomes Shareholder Jeffrey Hsi, Expert in Technology Commercialization


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

Jeffrey has previously served as Corporate Counsel at Amgen Inc. and as Patent Counsel and General Counsel at Kinetix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (now Amgen Inc.). Before attending law school, he served as a Senior Scientist, Medicinal Chemistry at The R.W. Johnson Pharmaceutical Research Institute (Johnson & Johnson), as a Research Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina, and as an Undergraduate Research Scientist at the Upjohn Company.

  • 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 currently serves on the Board of Directors of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – AAJC (Asian American Justice Center) in Washington, D.C. where he serves on the Executive Committee and chairs the Policy and Programs Committee. He also regularly participates as a volunteer in the Asian American Election Protection Project of the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF). 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. 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 Law School Minority Student Program (MSP) 50th Anniversary Alumni Committee, and previously served as a member of the Rutgers Law School MSP Legacy Alumni Campaign Committee and as a member of the Board of Trustees of Kalamazoo College, where he served on the Audit Committee and the Finance Committee.

  • Keynote speaker, Rutgers Law School Minority Student Program 2017 Banquet, April 6, 2017
  • "Off the Radar Financing and Partnership Issues for Startups", Innovation Hub at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, October 13, 2016
  • Moving on Up: Reaching the Highest Levels of Leadership in Large Law Firms, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, National Convention, New Orleans, LA November 7, 2015
  • Partners and GC’s in the Spotlight – Leadings Attorneys Answer the Questions That You Always Wanted to Ask, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, Northeast Regional Conference, Boston, MA October 3, 2015
  • Making Partner at Large and Mid-Size Law Firms, Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts Meeting, Boston, MA March 27, 2014 
  • Moderator, "BIOPitch" 2013 BioFlorida Conference, September 17, 2013, Tampa, Fla. 
  • Moderator, "70th Anniversary of the Japanese American/Canadian Internment - Redress, Remember, Relate," National Asian Pacific American Bar Association National Convention, November 15-18, 2012, Washington, D.C.

Recent News & Events

December 5, 2017

Wolf Greenfield Shareholder Jeff Hsi Honored with Community Service Award

November 14, 2017 - November 15, 2017

Wolf Greenfield to Speak at Comparative Patent Practice Conference

October 17, 2017

Wolf Greenfield Attorneys Named to 2017 Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Lists

October 4, 2017 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM ET

Wolf Greenfield and Harrison Goddard Foote Host IP Trends Across the Atlantic

June 6, 2017

2017 Edition of IAM Patent 1000 Recognizes Wolf Greenfield

November 15, 2016 - November 16, 2016

Wolf Greenfield to Speak at Comparative Patent Practice Conference

October 19, 2016

Wolf Greenfield Attorneys Named to 2016 Super Lawyers, Rising Stars Lists

September 7, 2016

Wolf Greenfield's Jeff Hsi Delivers Kalamazoo College Convocation Address

May 27, 2016

2016 Edition of IAM Patent 1000 Recognizes Wolf Greenfield

November 12, 2015

Wolf Greenfield Welcomes Shareholder Jeffrey Hsi, Expert in Technology Commercialization