Timothy Hsieh

Timothy Hsieh Ph.D.

Washington, DC Phone: (703) 917-0000 ext 108 Fax: (703) 997-4905

Dr. Hsieh is 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, Dr. Hsieh was an attorney with the law firm of Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP in Washington, DC. Dr. Hsieh also served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Randall R. Rader at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Dr. Hsieh 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, Dr. Hsieh worked for twelve years as a scientist for the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST), FMC Corporation, and a startup company. While a scientist, Dr. Hsieh conducted research on advanced materials and processes, lasers, and electro-optics.

Bar Admissions:

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Registered to Practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Juris Doctor, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • Master of Engineering Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University
  • Bachelor of Engineering Science, Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Bar Association, Counsel Member-Science & Technology Law Section, Diversity Committee Member
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • Nanoethics Group, Advisory Board Member
  • Nanotechnology Law and Business Journal, Associate Editor
  • Sigma Xi Research Honor Society

Representative Publications & Presentations:

  • T. Hsieh, J. Hack, L. Galvin, "Thinking Small: The Patent Office Grapples With Nanotechnology," — IP Law and Business, July 2003.
  • T. Hsieh, J. Hack, D. Longo, "Protecting Your Hard Work and Discoveries with Patents," — Symposium X, MRS Spring 2003, San Francisco, CA, May 2003.
  • T. Hsieh, "Emerging IP Issues in Nanotechnology," — NanoBiotechnology IP Landscape Conference, Boston, MA, July 2003.