Thang Duc Nguyen

Head of Patent Group, Vietnam
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Practice

Office

Languages

Vietnamese, English

Education

LLB, Hanoi Law University

BA, Hanoi University of Foreign Studies

BSc, Hanoi Polytechnic University

Thang Duc Nguyen is a certified attorney-at-law and heads the patent group in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam offices. Thang specializes in prosecuting patent and industrial design applications for foreign clients in all industry sectors, from chemical to automotive to software. His efficient, methodical, detail-oriented working style has helped him handle more than 900 patent applications over 14 years in the practice area. Thang also advises clients on patent issues and strategies in Vietnam, and handles other proceedings related to patent and design.

An avid lifelong learner, Thang has earned degrees in the disparate fields of law, organic chemistry, and English, and has spoken and written on patent law for Vietnamese government agencies and international publications. Thang is a member of the Hanoi Bar Association and a Vietnam-qualified patent agent.

  • Conducted patent and design searches on behalf of clients in a wide range of industries.

  • Drafted patent specifications to accurately capture novelty and inventiveness while ensuring the broadest possible protection.

  • Filed and successfully registered inventions and industrial designs with Vietnam's National Office of Intellectual Property

  • Represented clients in filing appeals, oppositions, and cancellations to strengthen and defend their valuable patents.

  • Provided expert advice to clients on complex patent matters and disputes.

  • Invented and was granted a Vietnamese petty patent on a device to prevent myopia.

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April 13, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins Brings INTA’s Unreal Campaign to Vietnam

On April 26, World Intellectual Property Day, Tilleke & Gibbins and the International Trademark Association (INTA) will be organizing a special student outreach event at the Hanoi Law University...

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March 10, 2017

MIP Global Awards 2017: Tilleke & Gibbins Named Vietnam Firm of the Year for Fourth Straight Year

Tilleke & Gibbins was again honored as Firm of the Year for Vietnam at Managing Intellectual Property’s Global Awards 2017, held at London’s Savoy Hotel on the evening of March 9. This marks the...

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March 3, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins’ Vietnam Office Earns Top Ranking in MIP Patent Survey 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP practice in Vietnam has been recognized with the highest possible ranking in the Patent Survey 2017 by Managing Intellectual Property (MIP). The firm’s Vietnam office has...

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February 28, 2017

Eight Tilleke & Gibbins Lawyers Recognized for Patent and Trademark in WIPR Leaders 2017

WIPR Leaders 2017, a handbook featuring top patent and trademark lawyers from around the world, has recognized eight lawyers at Tilleke & Gibbins as leading practitioners in their fields. This...

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January 13, 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins’ IP Practice Ranked in Band 1 for Vietnam by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017

Tilleke & Gibbins’ intellectual property practice in Vietnam was given a “Band 1” ranking by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017, a distinction bestowed on only four firms in the country. The highly...

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March 24, 2017

Vietnam-Japan PPH Begins Second Year

Thomas J. Treutler, Thang Duc Nguyen

The National Office of Intellectual Property (NOIP) of Vietnam will begin accepting Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) requests again on April 3, 2017. As reported last year, the NOIP signed a PPH...

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January 23, 2017

2016 Pharmaceutical Patent Overview for Vietnam

Thomas J. Treutler, Thang Duc Nguyen, Hien Thi Thu Vu

With a population approaching 100 million, a burgeoning health care industry, increasing consumer affluence, and relatively weak competition from local pharmaceutical manufacturers, Vietnam would...

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April 5, 2016

Patent Prosecution Highway Pilot Program Launched Between Vietnam and Japan

Thomas J. Treutler, Thang Duc Nguyen

Vietnam’s National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP) launched its first Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) as a pilot program with the Japan Patent Office (JPO) on April 1, 2016. The...

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January 13, 2016

New Avenue for Accelerated Patent Examination in Vietnam

Thang Duc Nguyen

In October 2015, the National Office of Intellectual Property of Vietnam (NOIP) signed its first Patent Prosecution Highway (PPH) agreement with the Japanese Patent Office (JPO) to enable accelerated...

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May 14, 2015

Are Use Inventions Protected Under Vietnamese Law?

Thang Duc Nguyen

Like many developing countries, Vietnam has tended to exclude first and second (or subsequent) medical use inventions from patent protection in order to reduce drug prices. The patent office has...

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