Thanh Phuong Vu is a patent executive in the firm’s Hanoi office and heads the patent team’s biotechnology and chemical division. She is a qualified IP agent with a strong cross-disciplinary background in the life sciences and IP law. Before joining Tilleke & Gibbins, Thanh worked for one of Vietnam’s leading local patent prosecution firms, handling patents and designs in, among others, the pharmaceutical, computer, and automotive fields. She also has direct experience in the life sciences from working as a researcher in pharmaceutical and biotech laboratories.
Thanh earned a Bachelor of Engineering in Biotechnology with high marks from the Hanoi University of Technology in 2005, and received a scholarship to the National University of Singapore, where she obtained a Master of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. She subsequently earned a law degree from the Hanoi Law University and finished the lawyer course at the Judicial Academy. Thanh is a member of APAA, ASEAN IPA, and VIPA.
Conducted patent and design searches on behalf of clients in a wide range of industries.
Filed and successfully registered inventions and industrial designs with the Intellectual Property Office of Vietnam.
Represented clients in filing appeals, oppositions, and cancellations to strengthen and defend their valuable patents.
Drafted patent specifications to accurately capture novelty and inventiveness while ensuring the broadest possible protection.
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