HSML serves the intellectual property needs of a broad spectrum of businesses and individuals from all over the world. Our client base includes individual inventors, emerging companies, large corporations, governmental bodies, and academic institutions across a diverse range of technologies and legal needs. Most of the firm’s clients are based in East Asia and North America, and we have long-standing relationships with clients and associates in Europe, South America, Australia, and South Asia as well.

We highly value our client relationships, and actively partner with clients to understand, build, and implement technology and IP-driven strategies that add bottom-line business value. The depth and breadth of our legal and technical knowledge, and our years of experience in helping clients create and strategically manage global IP assets in their businesses, uniquely position us to be a valued member of the client team.

The firm was founded on the practice of international and domestic intellectual property (IP) law, focusing on:

  • Patent
  • Trademark
  • Copyright
  • Unfair Competition
  • Trade Secret
  • Advertising & Branding
  • Internet & Computer Law

Today we counsel and represent both domestic and international clients in:

  • Licensing & Technology Transfers
  • IP due diligence in business transactions
  • Freedom to operate, landscape, and other IP advice and counsel, infringement & validity opinions
  • Strategies for introduction of new product lines & business segments
  • Anti–counterfeiting measures both in the U.S. & globally

Many of HSML’s professionals have years of experience in international IP issues, particularly in China and Asia, where several professionals have been active for over 25 years. HSML has substantial experience in international IP registrations, transactions and enforcement, as well as strategic business counseling to both U.S. and international clients. HSML professionals and staff members are fluent in a variety of major languages, including Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Russian, and Hindi.

HSML is a minority-owned and controlled firm with a deep appreciation of the diversity in business and professional cultures, and have been recognized by our local Bar Association as well as the National Asian-Pacific American Bar Association for our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion in the practice of law.

Our attorneys have deep scientific and technical expertise to serve the needs of our clients. In addition, our staff engineers, patent agents, and legal assistants work to provide a full range of cost-effective IP legal services. Many of our attorneys are admitted to law practice in multiple states, including Minnesota, Virginia, New York, and Florida, as well as Washington, D.C., and most are qualified patent agents as well.