Timothy M. Hsieh, managing partner of the MH2 Technology Law Group, LLP will speak on Nov. 10, at 12 p.m. in the Student Union Building, Acoma Rooms A & B on UNM's Main Campus on "The Patent Reform Act – Should You Start Working Out and Saving More?"

Due to pressing issues like health care and the BCS playoff system, the Patent Reform Act of 2010 remains pending before Congress. It's very likely, though, that the House and Senate will take up patent reform again in 2011.  Hsieh will discuss the changes being considered, concerns about those changes, and how they might affect what you do in the lab.

Hsieh serves as the Managing Partner and head of the firm's Electrical Practice Group. Dr. Hsieh has extensive experience in all aspects of patent law, including patent preparation and prosecution; patentability, validity, and infringement opinions; strategic patent portfolio development; patent landscape analysis; litigation; and licensing.

He has particular expertise in the areas of advanced materials; semiconductors; MEMS; fiber optics; and nanotechnology. Prior to joining MH2 Technology Law Group, LLP, Hsieh was an attorney with the law firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP in Washington, DC.

Prior to his legal career, Hsieh worked for 12 years as a scientist for the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), FMC Corporation, and a start-up company. While a scientist, Hsieh conducted research on advanced materials and processes, lasers, and electro-optics,

The event is free and open to the public, but reservations are required.  You can make reservations by contacting Denise Bissell at 272-7310 or dbissell@stc.unm.edu

Media contact: Karen Wentworth (505) 277-5627; e-mail: kwent2@unm.edu