Michele Huff

Senior Associate University Counsel

University of New Mexico

About Michele Huff

Michèle Huff has practiced intellectual property and licensing law for the past 25 years. She spent eight years in Silicon Valley at Sun Microsystems, and after a 3-year sabbatical in Taos New Mexico, returned to the Valley to become co-founder and COO of a software start-up.

She is currently Senior Associate University Counsel at the University of New Mexico where she specializes in Intellectual Property, Research, and Technology issues. Ms. Huff has written a new book, The Transformative Negotiator: Changing the Way We Come to Agreement from the Inside Out (Unhooked Books, 2015).

Prior to joining UNM, Ms. Huff taught a semester of licensing as an adjunct at UNM’s School of Law and managed the Archer Law Group, a boutique firm specializing in licensing and IP law. Ms. Huff has served as a Board member for the Santa Fe Business Incubator and Coronado Ventures Forum. She mentors new lawyers and entrepreneurs-in-training, and presents on negotiation and IP issues to administrators, managers, graduate students, creative entrepreneurs, and incubator clients.

Ms. Huff was born and raised in New York City, received her BA from Colorado College and her JD, magna cum laude, from Arizona State University College of Law. She is a member of the California (1985) and New Mexico (2004) Bars. Follow her at http://www.michelehuff.com.

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