Featured speakers Timothy Hsieh and Bryan Wilson, from the MH2 Technology Law Group LLP, present a talk titled, “From Invention to Patent – A Peek into the Inner Workings of the U.S. Patent Office” on Tuesday, Dec. 6 from 8 to 9 a.m. as part of The University of New Mexico’s Science & Technology’s 2016 Seminar Series.

The seminar will be held in the Auditorium at the UNM Science & Technology Park located at 800 Bradbury Dr. SE, South Campus. Breakfast will be served.

Once an inventor’s patent application is filed, it disappears into the bowels of the U.S. Patent Office. In some cases, it reappears years later as a patent. In other cases, the application is abandoned and just disappears. Hsieh and Wilson will follow the path of a patent application as it winds its way through the examination process, provide an understanding of how the U.S. Patent Office reaches decisions to reject or allow a case, and suggest ways inventors can maximize their chances of getting a patent.

Hsieh is the founding and managing partner of MH2 Technology Law Group LLP. He has over 18 years of experience in all aspects of patent law including patent preparation and prosecution; patentability, validity, and infringement opinions; strategic patent portfolio development; and litigation.

He served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Randall R. Rader at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. He received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as Executive Editor of the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology. Prior to his legal career, Hsieh worked as a scientist at NIST and FMC Corporation. He received his Ph.D. in materials science & engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.

Wilson is a patent attorney with MH2 Technology Law Group LLP and has expertise in all phases of patent prosecution. His specific practice areas include chemical composition and process technologies as well as semiconductor device and semiconductor fabrication technologies.

He received his J.D. from the George Washington University. Prior to joining MH2 Technology Law Group, Wilson worked as an intellectual property manager and patent agent for a small medical device company. Prior to law school, Wilson was a patent examiner at the USPTO in the Semiconductor and Nanotechnology art unit and worked as an engineer for an ultra-high vacuum systems and components manufacturer.

He received a B.S. in chemical engineering and an M.S. in materials science & engineering from the University of Florida.

For more information or to register, contact Amber Ortega at (505) 272-7900, email aortega@stc.unm.edu or register online.