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Jesse A. Hirshman
Director and Vice President
Webb Law | Jesse A. Hirshman
Webb Law | Jesse A. Hirshman


Jesse A. Hirshman is an intellectual property attorney with experience in the life sciences, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, chemical and mechanical fields, having drafted and prosecuted patent applications in the fields of: regenerative medicine; biologics; medical devices; gene therapeutics; molecular diagnostics; nucleotide and nucleic acid analogs; microbiology; cell biology; industrial processes and bioprocesses; pharmaceutical agents, treatments and delivery; in silico modeling of biological systems; metabolic engineering; polymer and organic chemistry; plant and agriculture sciences; micro- and nano-electromechanical systems, foods, nutraceuticals, and cosmetics.

Jesse drafts and prosecutes patent applications, provides counseling regarding freedom to operate, patentability, and validity of patents.  He prosecutes and manages domestic and international patent portfolios for corporate, university and individual clients. Jesse also prepares and files trademark applications and provides counseling relating to trademark clearance.

Before joining the Webb Law Firm in 2011, Jesse founded Hirshman Law, LLC.  Prior to that, he was an associate at (now) K&L Gates and The Webb Law Firm.


Registered Patent Attorney, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Bar Admissions

Pennsylvania, 1996
U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 1996


University of Pittsburgh School of Law, J.D. 1996

University of Florida College of Medicine, Department of Immunology and Medical Microbiology, M.S. 1988
Thesis topic: Post-Transcriptional Regulation of Histone Gene Expression

University of Florida College of Agriculture, B.S. 1984
Major: Microbiology

Professional Associations and Memberships

Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association
American Intellectual Property Law Association

Past Employment Positions

Hirshman Law, LLC. Founder
Kirkpatrick & Lockhart (Now K&L Gates), Associate
University of Pittsburgh School of Law, Adjunct Faculty (Biotechnology Law)
The Webb Law Firm, Clerk and Associate
Magee Womens Hospital, Research Technician
University of Pittsburgh, Biological Sciences, Research Associate