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Yi-Kang Hu, Ph.D., JD                         
Attorney at Law

Yi-Kang Hu is one of the few experienced food & drug lawyers located on the west coast of the United States.  He started Spectra Law Group to better serve emerging and growing companies that appreciate affordable, predicable and personalized legal services. 

Dr. Hu developed his FDA law practice at a global law firm, where he provided regulatory and intellectual property counsel to food, dietary supplement, drug, biologic, medical device, and cosmetic companies in the research, development, approval and promotion of their products in the U.S. and international markets. 

Prior to entering into law, Dr. Hu was a research scientist and earned a Ph.D. in biochemistry & molecular biology.  He grew up in Hawaii and Taiwan and enjoys travel and the outdoors.

Dr. Hu strives to provide practical and cost-effective legal and regulatory counseling to help your company grow and avoid costly mistakes down the road.  Contact him for more information.

Bar Admissions
Oregon (2004).
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (2003).

JD, cum laude, Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College.
Ph.D., biochemistry & molecular biology, Oregon Health & Science University.
B.A., biochemistry & molecular biology, Reed College.

Professional Experience
K&L Gates LLP, Associate Attorney.
Klarquist Sparkman, LLP, Law Clerk.
Oregon Department of Justice, Law Clerk.

Selected Publications

YK Hu, "FDA Regulation of Medical Software Innovation" Research Oregon, November 2008.

S Onel, C Pratt, YK Hu, K Nobert, "
Impact of New Dietary Supplement Rule on Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs)" K&L Gates Food and Drug Alert, October 2007.

YK Hu, "
Research Biological Materials - Who Owns Them?" FDLI's Update Magazine, November/December 2006.

Community Involvement
City of Tigard Planning Commission (President, 2021 - present) (voting member, 2016 - present).
City of Tigard Transportation Advisory Committee (2016 - 2018).
Oregon Long-Term Care Ombudsman Office (2015-2016) (Certified Ombudsman).
Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine (2006-2013).
Legal Aid Services of Oregon (2009-2011) (Pro Bono lawyer).

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