Hugh Matsubayashi is a partner in the firm’s Seattle office, specializing in patent prosecution and intellectual property transactions.
Mr. Matsubayashi has experience across a range of technologies, including medical devices, computer hardware and software, e-commerce, and semiconductor manufacturing. He has represented clients in an array of matters, including prosecution of domestic and international patent applications, intellectual property licensing, and intellectual property due diligence.
Having served as in-house counsel at a venture-funded medical device start-up as well as a Fortune 500 information technology company, Mr. Matsubayashi understands the importance of tailoring each client’s intellectual property strategy to its practical business needs.
Mr. Matsubayashi has previously worked as a partner at MacPherson Kwok Chen & Heid LLP (now Haynes & Boone LLP) and as an associate at Morrison & Foerster LLP. In addition to his years in private practice, Mr. Matsubayashi has served in a variety of in-house roles. Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Matsubayashi was the Vice President of Legal Affairs and Intellectual Property at a venture-funded medical device company in Seattle. Earlier in his career, he served as Senior Patent Counsel for the Network Storage division of Sun Microsystems, Inc. He has also worked at the Research Center for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Tokyo.