Partner level work. 

Associate level price.


HYMAN IP LAW provides patent services, licensing assistance, strategic counseling, and intellectual property portfolio reviews.  HYMAN IP LAW clients receive expertise and insight honed as a partner in a national firm, and client service informed by in-house experience, but without the large-firm overhead.

About Laurence J. Hyman

Laurence J. (Larry) Hyman focuses his practice on biotechnology patenting, strategic planning and counseling, technology licensing, intellectual property due diligence, patent portfolio evaluations, and portfolio management. Mr. Hyman also advises clients on compliance with reporting requirements for research conducted under federal funding. Mr. Hyman has represented a wide variety of clients, including the U.S. Government, universities and research institutes, start-up and medium sized biotechnology companies, venture capital groups, and pharmaceutical companies. Mr. Hyman has served since 2011 as a reviewer of grant applications on therapeutics, diagnostics, and medical devices for the University of California, San Francisco, Clinical and Translational Science Institute (“CTSI”) and was recognized in 2015 as an “Outstanding Advisor” for his contributions to CTSI’s Catalyst Awards Program. Mr. Hyman also serves as a reviewer of applicants to the California Life Sciences Association’s “FAST” Advisory Program for start-ups. Mr. Hyman was recognized as a 2011 “Top Patent Prosecutor for Pharmaceuticals-Biotechnology” by the patent analytics website

Mr. Hyman’s patent and licensing work has encompassed biologics (particularly antibody- and cytokine-based targeted therapeutics), protein chemistry, nanoparticles, liposomes, biochemistry, molecular biology, glycobiology, RNA interference, immunology, human and animal vaccines, tissue engineering, plant biology, agricultural methods and compositions, transgenic animals, plants and bacteria, biofuels, personalized medicine, enzymology, nanotechnology, stem cells, food coatings and processing, drug administration, high throughput screening, water purification, imaging methods, radiation administration, and microfluidic and medical devices. A number of the patents and applications he has written on inventions by universities and research institutions have been licensed by pharma companies and have supported substantial investments in clinical development.

Before founding HYMAN IP LAW, Mr. Hyman was a partner at Townsend and Townsend and Crew LLP, a national, IP-focused firm (now part of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP). Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Hyman served in the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Technology Transfer, where he was the lead patent advisor for the General Medicine Workgroup. He is a member of the bars of California and New York and is a registered patent attorney.  In addition to his practice at HYMAN IP LAW, Mr. Hyman is of counsel to the law firm canady + lortz LLP. 


Strategic patent planning and management

Patent drafting and procurement in U.S. and abroad

Portfolio evaluations and due diligence reviews

Patentability and freedom-to-operate opinions

License interpretation, negotiation, and drafting



Boston University School of Law, J.D.

Georgetown University, M.S., Biology.

University Of Chicago, A.B., Biological Sciences.



Association of University Technology Managers
California Lawyers Association, IP Section

tioniversity, M.S., Biology.

University Of Chicago, A.B., Biological Sciences.


Association of University Technology Managers
California Lawyers Association, IP Section


Bar Adm

Bar Admissions and Licenses

California Bar

New York Bar

Massachusetts Bar
(voluntarily on inactive status)

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

United States Patent & Trademark Office

issiassachusetts B Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Selected Presentations

“What’s Patentable Now,” John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii

“What’s Patentable Now,” University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources

“What’s Patentable Now,” Tulane University Medical Center

       “How You Disclose An Idea Can Help It Become A Product – Or Keep It From Becoming One,” UC Merced Research Festival

Practitioner-mentor, UCSF class “IP Due Diligence for Life Scientists”

         “How to comply with the Bayh-Dole Act,”
San Francisco State University

Speaker, ALI-ABA teleconference on the Supreme Court’s decision in ebay, Inc. v. MercExchange.