Lin C. Hsu
Direct Line: 408.774.6924
Specialty: Patent Prosecution
Bio: Lin C. Hsu is a Patent Attorney at Martine Penilla Group, LLP (MPG), and is licensed to practice in California and Utah, and in front of the United States Patent Office (USPTO). Prior to joining MPG, Mr. Hsu was a Senior Patent Attorney at Murabito Hao & Barnes LLP, and Special Counsel at Holme Roberts & Owen in the IP Practice Group in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mr. Hsu is experienced in preparing and advancing patent applications, supporting pre-trial litigation of intellectual property issues in federal and state courts, drafting opinions (e.g., infringement and invalidity), helping with licensing of intellectual property, and performing auditing of intellectual property assets and needs. He first began practicing as a patent attorney in 2000 at Wagner Murabito & Hao LLP in San Jose, California. Before focusing on intellectual property, he practiced in real estate upon admission to the bar in 1996. He also served as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Hsu has a B.S.E.E. degree from U.C.L.A., including work in electromagnetics and circuit design, and a law degree from the University of Utah. With an electrical engineering background, he is well suited to preparing and advancing patent applications in various disciplines, including hardware applications, circuit design, semiconductor materials and devices, device fabrication, transistor technologies, and software applications, internet related applications, core e-commerce applications, and internet business models/methods. Over the years, he has prepared and prosecuted over 400 patent applications for leading technology companies and start-ups in Silicon Valley and the broader Rocky Mountain region, such as, SONY Corp., Nimble Storage, Lam Research, Pure Depth Inc., NVIDIA, Intellectual Ventures, Rambus, Symantec, Tessera, Vishay, Hewlett Packard, Agilent, National Semiconductor Corporation, Advanced Micro Division, Cypress Semiconductors, Chartered Semiconductors, Simtek Corp., Sun Microsystems, Sony, 3COM, Palm Computing, Clorox, eGain, Teleperformance, LeftHand Networks, National Cinemedia, and FTEN, Inc. (Financial Technology Exchange Network). Mr. Hsu has helped numerous start-up companies position and develop their patent portfolios. For instance, his patent skills helped precipitate realization of FTEN's exit strategy through its sale to NASDAQ in late 2010. Specifically, in August of 2010, he obtained FTEN's seminal patent disclosing the performance of real-time risk management allowing market participants to monitor risk across various market platforms. Within 2 weeks of patent issuance, FTEN was entertaining possible suitors, and within 4 months of obtaining the patent, FTEN was sold to NASDAQ. He also developed PureDepth's patent portfolio focusing on multi-layer display technology which was instrumental in its sale to Delphi Automotive PLC in May of 2016.
Education: University of California, Los Angeles, B.S., Electrical Engineering S.J. Quinney College of Law, J.D.
Admitted: USPTO, Patent Bar Utah State Bar