Intellectual Property




BEng, Hanoi University of Technology

Dat Thanh Nguyen
Senior Patent Executive
+84 24 3772 5601


Dat Thanh Nguyen is a senior patent executive in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Hanoi office and the deputy manager of the electronics patent practice. Dat specializes in information technology and electronics, having spent more than 14 years prosecuting patent applications in these fields from the pre-filing to post-granting stages. He has also handled mechanical and chemical patents. During this time, he prosecuted more than 1,000 patent and design applications.

Dat holds a Bachelor of Information Technology from the Hanoi University of Technology. He also received a Diploma in Software Engineering, with distinction, from FPT-Aptech. After graduating from university, he worked for one year as a software developer for FPT Software, one of Vietnam’s top IT companies. Dat then spent several years working at a top IP law firm. He has also completed a training course in patent drafting techniques that was organized by the European Patent Office and the IP Office of Vietnam.

  • Handled more than 1,000 patent and design applications in the IT, electronics, telecommunications, mechanical, and chemistry fields, among other areas.
  • Handled patent applications from the pre-filing to post-granting stages, such as advising before filing, translating the specification into Vietnamese, filing applications, reporting and responding to the formality and substantive office actions, advising on appeals, handling payments for annuities, and amending/assigning during the prosecution and after grant.
  • Managed patents for a top Korean electronics company, and several top European and Chinese electronics and telecommunications companies.
  • Advised a client on pursuing an invention related to betting (betting machine) by filing an appeal to the Director of the IP Office of Vietnam.