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Van Vu Le

Patent Translator, T&G Law Firm LLC (TGVN)


Van Vu Le is a patent translator specializing in mechanical and electrical patents with T&G Law Firm LLC (TGVN), a licensed law firm and IP agent that partners with Tilleke & Gibbins for local filings in Vietnam. Van has assisted world-leading companies across a range of industry sectors, from consumer electronics to heavy industry, with all aspects of their patent and industrial design matters in Vietnam, including translation of complicated patent specifications. He has successfully prosecuted more than 100 patent applications from filing to grant in Vietnam, and also has experience managing patent and design filings in Cambodia, Laos, and Myanmar.

Van has a strong technical and scientific background, having earned an engineer’s degree in nuclear engineering from the Hanoi University of Science and Technology, and has completed a SEAD (South East Asian Drafting) Course. Before joining Tilleke & Gibbins, Van spent seven years with one of Vietnam’s top local patent firms.


  • Managed over 400 patent applications and successfully prosecuted over 100 patent applications from filing to granting.
  • Translated hundreds of patent specifications from English into Vietnamese in the electronics, communications, electrical, and mechanical engineering fields.
  • Filed arguments on behalf of clients in response to office actions, and prepared and filed opposition documents against pending applications and granted patents.
  • Conducted numerous patent searches such as FTO searches, pre-filing searches, and pending application/granted patent searches.
  • Filed over 20 industrial design applications per year.






    MEng, Hanoi University of Science and Technology


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