Weihong Hsing

Weihong Hsing

Practice Areas
Education
  • University of Science and Technology of China, BS, Biology  
  • Temple University Law School, Juris Doctor
  • UMass, Amherst, PhD, Microbiology
  • Princeton University, Post doc, Molecular Biology   

Weihong Hsing Partner

Philadelphia: 215.965.1284   F: 215.965.1331   E: whsing@panitchlaw.com

Best Lawyers Award BadgeDr. Hsing specializes in patent related issues in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical arts. Her practice involves the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, opinion work on patent validity and infringement, due diligence, rights to operate and patentability analyses, as well as technical support for patent litigation.

Prior to joining Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP, Dr. Hsing was an attorney at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Before joining Akin Gump, Dr. Hsing was an attorney in the Life Science Transactions Group of Reed Smith LLP., where she focused on both intellectual property and transactional issues of life sciences. She also worked as a patent manager at Johnson & Johnson, where she drafted and prosecuted patent applications, undertook patent and prior art analysis, and assisted in strategic counseling and patent portfolio development and management. Before starting her legal career, Dr. Hsing was a research scientist at Princeton University and a senior scientist at a biotech start-up company.

Dr. Hsing received her B.S. in biology from the University of Science and Technology of China and her PhD. in microbiology from the University of Massachusetts. She had four years of postdoctoral training in genetics and molecular biology at Princeton University, where she was granted Damon-Runyon Cancer Research Postdoctoral Fellowship. She received her J.D. cum laude from Temple University, where she was a member of the Giles S. Rich Intellectual Property Moot Court Team, winning second place in briefs at the regional competition, and where she also won the John J. Mackiewicz Memorial Scholarship in Intellectual Property. She is a member of the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Bars and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Dr. Hsing is an inventor of biotechnology inventions. She has published various research papers in leading scientific journals including Science and Nature. She is an Executive Council Member of Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association (Greater Philadelphia) and a BayHelix member. She has been named a Pennsylvania Super Lawyers magazine “Rising Star” every year since 2012, and was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America since 2013.

Memberships

  • Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association, Greater Philadelphia (SAPA-GP), Executive Council Member, 2008  - present
  • BayHelix, Member, 2009 - present
  • PIPLA, Member, Present
  • NJIPLA, Member, Present

Articles & Presentations

Panitch Schwarze Life Sciences Practice Leader Speaks at International Pharma IP Summit // December 15, 2016
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel intellectual property attorney Weihong Hsing, Ph.D., recently participated in the China Pharma Intellectual Property Summit 2016. Read more

8 Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named Among 2017 'Best Lawyers in America' // August 15, 2016
Patricia S. Rogowski honored as Best Lawyers ‘Lawyer of the Year’ for Patent Litigation in the Philadelphia metro area Read more

Thomson Reuters Names 11 Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Among 2016 PA Super Lawyers and Rising Stars // May 13, 2016
Philadelphia and Wilmington IP lawyers listed among Pennsylvania’s and Delaware’s elite attorneys. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Presents Patent Due Diligence CLE // February 18, 2016
A Patent Due Diligence CLE on IP due diligence including freedom to operate, IP portfolio assessment, patentability/validity analysis, ownership, and IP related agreements. Read more

8 Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named to 2016 ‘Best Lawyers in America’ // August 17, 2015
Pennsylvania and Delaware intellectual property attorneys of Panitch Schwarze have been recognized by peers for excellence in IP law. Read more

Chinese-American Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurs Forum // June 19, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP Partner, Weihong Hsing, will be speaking at the Chinese-American Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurs Forum at Villanova University. Read more

11 Panitch Schwarze Attorneys Named Pennsylvania ‘Super Lawyers’ and ‘Rising Stars’ for 2015 // May 15, 2015
Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Martin G. Belisario, Alan S. Nadel, Frederick A. Tecce, and Patricia S. Rogowski have been named to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list as six of the top attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2015. Read more

7 Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Named in 'Best Lawyers in America' 2015 // August 19, 2014
Intellectual Property attorneys from Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP were included in the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers recognized each of these attorneys for their Intellectual Property practice. Read more

9 Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Named Pennsylvania 'Super Lawyers' and 'Rising Stars' for 2014 // May 23, 2014
Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Martin G. Belisario, Alan S. Nadel and Frederick A. Tecce have been selected to the Pennsylvania "Super Lawyers" list as five of the top attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2013. Read more

7 Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Named Among 'Best Lawyers in America' for 2014 // August 15, 2013
Intellectual Property attorneys from Panitch Schwarze Belisario & Nadel LLP were included in the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers recognized each of these attorneys for their Intellectual Property practice. In addition, Ronald L. Panitch was named the 'Best Lawyers' 2014 Philadelphia Litigation - Patent "Lawyer of the Year." Read more

9 Panitch Schwarze Intellectual Property Attorneys Named Pennsylvania 'Super Lawyers' and 'Rising Stars' for 2013 // May 17, 2013
Pennsylvania "Super Lawyers" 2013 lists four attorneys from Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP as top lawyers in the state along with five attorneys as Pennsylvania "Rising Stars." Read more

Panitch Schwarze Promotes Weihong Hsing to Partner // January 1, 2013
Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that patent attorney, Dr. Weihong Hsing, has been named partner of the firm. Dr. Hsing specializes in patent related issues in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical arts. Read more

Panitch Schwarze IP Attorney to Serve as Panelist at the SAPA Annual Conference // June 21, 2012
Dr. Weihong Hsing, Attorney at Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP, will serve as a panelist for “Outsourcing to China and Entering the U.S. Market,” at the Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association’s 10th Annual Conference on June 22, 2012, in Philadelphia. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Attorney Weihong Hsing Speaks on IP Protection When Outsourcing // May 8, 2012
Dr. Weihong Hsing, Attorney at Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming ICSE Conference in Philadelphia, Pa on May 22-23. ICSE is a dedicated outsourcing conference and exposition for the pharma industry, connecting the pharma community with outsourcing solution providers and industry experts sharing their firsthand insights. Read more

7 IP Attorneys with Panitch Schwarze Named Pennsylvania 'Super Lawyers' and 'Rising Stars' for 2012 // March 23, 2012
Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP is pleased to announce that Ronald L. Panitch, William W. Schwarze, Martin G. Belisario and Alan S. Nadel have been selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list 4 of the top attorneys in Pennsylvania for 2012. No more than 5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by Super Lawyers. Read more

Panitch Schwarze Attorney Weihong Hsing Speaks on IP Protection in China // March 20, 2012
Dr. Weihong Hsing, Attorney at Panitch Schwarze Belisario and Nadel LLP, was a speaker at 21st Annual Partnerships in Clinical Trials on March 5 at the Orlando World Center in Orlando, Florida. Dr Hsing's presentation, "Protect Your Intellectual Property: Tools for Patent Protection When Conducting Trials in China," covered topics on the shifting trend in China from a country which primarily copied other people's products to one which plays an active role in creating new products Read more

Honors & Awards

  • Damon-Runyon Cancer Research Postdoctoral Fellowship, Damon-Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, 1994 - 1997
  • John J. Mackiewicz Memorial Scholarship in Intellectual Property, Temple Law School, 2005
  • Cum Laude, Temple Law School, 2006
  • Selected to Best Lawyers in America® in the area of Intellectual Property for 2014 and 2016
  • Named a  Pennsylvania "Rising Star," 2012 - present, by Thomson Reuters, publishers of Pennsylvania Super Lawyers

Blog

January 31, 2017
Chinese Companies Awarded More U.S. Patents in 2016
By Weihong Hsing, Esq. and Jibo Wu, Esq. U.S. patent data recently released by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office confirms that IBM was again awarded the most U.S. patents in 2016 – a whopping 8088! Other U.S. companies in the top 10 were Qualcomm, Google, Intel, and Microsoft, with Apple coming in at number... Read more

Get To Know

Dr. Hsing enjoys her work as an Executive Council Member of the Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association in Greater Philadelphia (SAPA-GP), a group which promotes the advancement of pharmaceutical science and biotechnology and business exchange between the United States and China. She was also Adjunct Professor at Temple Law School for the “IP Licensing” course in the  Fall semester of 2013.

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