Martin E. Hsia - Cades Schutte LLP

Martin E. Hsia

Listed in Best Lawyers since 1991
Phone: 808-544-3835

Mr. Hsia is a registered patent attorney, one of the few patent attorneys in Hawaii.  Mr. Hsia practices patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, right of publicity, computer, licensing, Internet and entertainment law at Cades Schutte.  His practice includes advising clients about all aspects of US, foreign and international intellectual property rights; filing and prosecuting US and international patent and trademark applications, and US copyright applications; representing clients (working with the firm’s litigation practice group) in proceedings before US federal courts, the US Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board; and filing and prosecuting (through an extensive network of foreign correspondents) foreign patent and trademark applications, and prosecuting and defending opposition and cancellation proceedings before the patent and trademark offices of many of the major industrialized countries in the World.

Mr. Hsia has been listed in Best Lawyers in America for over 20 years, and is also listed in Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and Who's Who in American Law. He has given addresses on intellectual property matters to groups as diverse as the American Bar Association Business Law Section, United States Trademark Association, the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, the Rotary Club, Innovation workshops sponsored by US Department of Energy, the National Association of Paralegals, a third grade class studying inventions, as well as major colleges and universities, and other organizations.


  • JD. (1981), Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude
  • B.A., (1978), with honors, Brown University


  • Hawaii State Bar (1981)
  • United States District Court for the District of Hawaii (1981)
  • US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2001)
  • US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (1990)
  • US Patent and Trademark Office (1986)


  • Best Lawyers in America, 20 years
  • Who's Who in American Law
  • IP Star by Managing Intellectual Property 
  • Lawyers, Lawyer of the Year 2012


  • “The Supreme Court’s Intellectual (Property) Year: A Whirlwind Tour”, Hawaii Bar Journal October 2014, p. 26.
  • “Technological Revolution and Patent Law Evolution (Or Devolution?): The Recent Weakening of Patents”, 14 Hawaii Bar Journal (No. 13) 117 (2011).


  • Hawaii State Bar Association (Intellectual Property and Technology Section, past Chair)
  • American Bar Association
  • Patent and Trademark Office Society
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • International Trademark Association
  • Licensing Executives Society
  • Computer Law Association


Georgetown University Law CenterJ.D. 1981Brown UniversityBA 1978
Hawaii State Bar AssociationAmerican Bar Association Patent and Trademark Office SocietyAmerican Intellectual Property Law AssociationInternational Trademark AssociationLicensing Executives SocietyComputer Law Association

Office Location

1000 Bishop Street, Suite 1200
Honolulu, HI 96813
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2012 Lawyer of the Year in Trademark Law of the Honolulu Metro Area
Martin E. Hsia has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2012!

Practice Areas

Patent Law
Trademark Law

Other Information

Race: Asian-American
Gender: Male