Ed Hsieh joined UCLA TDG in December 2014 as a Technology Transfer Principal. Ed is responsible for managing a portfolio of UCLA intellectual property, reviewing invention disclosures for patentability and commercial potential, negotiating and drafting licensing and inter-institutional agreements, and guiding UCLA faculty and students through the patenting and commercialization process. Prior to joining TDG, Ed practiced patent law for eight years both in-house at Tessera and at the law firm of Irell & Manella, LLP. Ed received his B.S.E in Chemical Engineering at Princeton, his M.S. in Material Science from UCLA, his J.D. from USC, and his MBA and MEM (Masters in Engineering Management) from Northwestern University.