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

Dr. Hu is the founding member of Spectra Law Group and is one of the few experienced FDA attorneys located on the west coast of the U.S.  He started Spectra Law Group to better serve small and medium-sized businesses that appreciate affordable and personalized legal services.  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.  He also offers fixed-price service packages to help you minimize cost uncertainties.  Contact him for more information.

Dr. Hu developed his FDA law practice at a major 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.  Dr. Hu grew up in Hawaii and Taiwan.  He enjoys travel and the outdoors.

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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.

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

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

Education
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.

Community Involvement
City of Tigard Planning Commissioner (2016 - present).
City of Tigard Transportation Advisory Committee Member (2016 - present).
Certified Ombudsman (2015 - 2016), Oregon Long-Term Care Ombudsman Office.
Public member (2006 - 2013),
Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine.
Volunteer Attorney (2009 - 2011),
Legal Aid Services of Oregon.




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