Jessica Y. Hsieh

Associate | San Diego | (858) 314-7706
(858) 314-7706

Dr. Jessica Hsieh is an associate in the San Diego office of Morrison & Foerster and a member of the firm’s Corporate Department.

Dr. Jessica Hsieh applies her undergraduate and doctoral studies in biomedical engineering to her practice on patent prosecution and strategic counseling in the areas of life sciences, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals. She has prior research experience in the fields of biomaterials, molecular diagnostics, mechanobiology, and immunobiology.

Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster’s Patent Group, Jessica was a summer associate in the San Diego office for the Two-Summer Patent Program in the summers of 2019 and 2020.  While completing her Ph.D., Jessica also interned as an invention transfer group fellow at her university’s technology transfer office and as a regulatory affairs intern at a global pharmaceutical company.

Jessica earned her J.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, where she attended with a three year Sidney B. Williams Jr. Intellectual Property Law Scholarship.  During law school, she was an active student officer of the Program on Understanding Law, Science, and Evidence (PULSE) and was a student associate in both the UCLA Patent and the UCLA-UC Hastings Startup Legal Garage clinics. Jessica also was the Second Place winner in the 2021 UCLA Journal of Law & Technology Student Writing Competition.

Dr. Hsieh received her Ph.D from University of California, Irvine (UCI), where she was a Cardiovascular Applied Research and Entrepreneurship Fellowship Trainee (National Institutes of Health T32 trainee). Her research focused on deciphering how the extracellular matrix regulates macrophages during wound healing and disease. She received her B.S., magna cum laude, from University of California, San Diego (UCSD), where she was both a Regents Scholar and an Alumni-Regents Leadership Scholar. Her undegraduate summers were spent studying or researching abroad in Spain, Malaysia, and Taiwan. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. 

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