Hong Shi is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the Austin office of Haynes and Boone, and co-chair of the firm's Artificial Intelligence practice. Her principal practice area is intellectual property, and she is involved in prosecution and litigation matters, as well as patent office trials. Hong’s patent litigation experience includes formulating claim construction strategy, identifying invalidating prior art, analyzing non-infringement positions, and handling various discovery matters. Over the years, Hong has handled matters in the fields of telecommunications, semiconductor device design and fabrication, computer hardware, software design and e-commerce systems.

Hong keeps an active pro-bono docket involving family law matters. She also serves as a volunteer prosecutor for the City of Austin, and has tried five criminal misdemeanor cases to a jury and obtained guilty verdicts in all of them. Hong is active in efforts to support diversity and inclusion in the legal community, and serves as a board member of Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association (MAMAs) Austin Chapter.

Professional Recognition

  • Recognized in Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Thomson Reuters, 2021
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Professional Affiliations and Engagements
  • Susan P. Burton Award by Volunteer Legal Services of the Austin Bar Association, 2015
  • Pro Bono (Austin) - served as City of Austin “Prosecutor on Loan”; tried five criminal misdemeanor cases to a jury and obtained guilty verdicts in all of them
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Board Member, Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association (MAMAs) Austin Chapter
Publications and Speaking Engagements
  • “Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Legal and Ethical Considerations,” moderator, UT Law 34th Annual Technology Law Conference, May 27, 2021.
  • “The More You Know: Living in an AI World,” speaker, Haynes and Boone, LLP CLE Webinar, September 24, 2020.
  • “Empty Nesters: Being Both a Successful Mother and a Successful Lawyer,” organizer and moderator, Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association Panel, Austin, TX, May 4, 2017.
  • Impression Products, Inc. v. Lexmark International, Inc., No. 15-1189 (U.S.), co-author, amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Austin Intellectual Property Law Association, January 24, 2017.
  • “Privacy and Data Security Issues in Cloud Computing,” presenter, Continuing Legal Education Program, Houston, TX, November 11, 2013.
  • “How Texas Community Property System Affects Patent Rights,” co-author, Law360, August 1, 2013.


B.A., Economics, Tsinghua University, 1998

B.S., Engineering, Tsinghua University, 1998

J.D., University of Texas School of Law, 2011, with honors; Order of the Coif; Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal, Publications Editor; Dean's Achievement Award

M.S., Electrical Engineering, Yale University, 2000


Chinese (Mandarin)



U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

Press Release
Twenty Haynes and Boone Lawyers Recognized as 'Rising Stars'
March, 29 2021

Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars features 20 Haynes and Boone, LLP lawyers as up-and-coming practitioners in its 2021 directory. Published by Thomson Reuters, the Rising Stars directory includes only 2 percent of young lawyers in Texas, selected through peer nominations and research. To be eligible, lawyers must be 40 or younger or practicing less than 10 years. Partners Polly Fohn and Jason Jorda [...]