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Huyen Thi Thu Bui

Patent Executive


Huyen Thi Thu Bui is a patent executive in Tilleke & Gibbins’ Hanoi office with a background in agriculture and agronomy. As part of the patent team’s biotechnology and chemical division, Huyen assists the world’s top life sciences companies with patent prosecution in Vietnam by preparing application dossiers, translating specifications, and interacting with examiners to secure protection for her clients’ valuable inventions.

Before shifting to patent law, Huyen worked for more than decade as a researcher at the Plant Resources Centre of the Vietnam Academy of Agriculture, earning a master’s degree and doctorate in genetics and plant breeding along the way. Her unconventional path to an intellectual property law career gives her a depth of experience that is invaluable to her clients in the life sciences sector.


  • Managed over 200 patent applications in Vietnam in the chemical, biological, biotechnology, and pharmaceutical fields.
  • Translated hundreds of patent specifications from English into Vietnamese in the chemical, biological, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, mechanical, electronics, and telecommunications fields.
  • Filed and successfully registered patent applications with the Vietnam IP Office for well-known clients in the chemical, biological, and pharmaceutical fields.
  • Filed arguments on behalf of clients in response to office actions, and prepared and filed opposition documents against pending applications and granted patents.
ABOUT Huyen Thi Thu






    LLB, Thai Nguyen University

    PhD, Vietnam Academy of Agriculture Science

    MS, Vietnam National University of Agriculture

    BEng, Vietnam National University of Agriculture


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