STC.UNM Fall 2016 Seminar Series: From Invention to Patent

November 21, 2016

Patent seal and STC.UNM logo

A peek into the inner workings of the U.S. Patent Office

The Science and Technology Corporation (STC), the technology transfer unit for The University of New Mexico (UNM) invites interested technology inventors and entrepreneurs, and future inventors and entrepreneurs (UNM STEM students!) to attend a free seminar by two of STC's leading patent attorneys.

Timothy Hsieh and Bryan Wilson of the MH2 Technology Law Group LLP, an intellectual property law firm specializing in patent protection, licensing, and enforcement, are visiting from Washington, D.C. to present the seminar.

Seminar summary:

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. This seminar will follow the path of a patent application as it winds its way through the examination process, provide an understanding of how the Patent Office reaches decisions to reject or allow a case, and suggest ways inventors can maximize their chances of getting a patent.

8 a.m. - 9 a.m., Tuesday, December 6
UNM Science & Technology Park Auditorium, Building 800
800 Bradbury Dr. SE, UNM South Campus
Free to attend: Register online in advance

For event registration by phone or email, contact:
Amber Ortega, (505) 272-7900,

Speaker Bios:

Patent Attorney Tim Hsieh

Timothy 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. Tim 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, Tim worked as a scientist at NIST and FMC Corporation. He received his Ph.D. in materials science & engineering from the Johns Hopkins University.

Patent Attorney Bryan Wilson

Bryan 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. Bryan received his J.D. from the George Washington University. Prior to joining MH2 Technology Law Group, Bryan worked as an intellectual property manager and patent agent for a small medical device company. Prior to law school, Bryan 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.

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