Triet M. Nguyen has more than a decade of experience helping clients with their intellectual property matters. He enjoys helping both startups and large companies with everything from patent prosecution to portfolio strategies.
Before earning his law degree, Triet worked in Silicon Valley as a software engineer. There he learned how vital patents can be. “They can be the lifeblood of a company,” he observes. “They’re how you protect your technology.”
As a patent attorney, Triet has experience in areas including enterprise software, computer vision and image recognition, cloud and network computing, Internet technology, social networking, semiconductors, wireless technologies, mobile devices, and medical devices. He can also advise clients regarding trademark and copyright applications.
Triet is highly skilled in prosecuting multiple families of patent applications in the U.S. and foreign countries. For foreign manufacturers, Triet can assist with creating a U.S. patent filing strategy, and analyzing U.S. competitors’ patents. He can also initiate license negotiations to help mitigate U.S. infringement risks, when needed.
One of Triet’s favorite aspects of being a patent attorney is the constant learning. “Patents are inherently novel,” he explains. “Even when you feel comfortable, the learning curve is still there.” He thrives on the challenge. “If you want a job that satisfies your intellectual curiosity, this is the place to do it. You’re always learning.”
Outside of work, Triet is a hobbyist musician. He has a music studio and especially appreciates hardware synthesizers. He also enjoys spending time with his two daughters.
Recipient of Schumacher Leadership Scholarship and Samuel P. Kraemer & Edna Kraemer Dunlap Scholarship
US Patent and Trademark Office
US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
US District Court for the Southern District of California
US District Court for the Central District of California
Orange County Asian American Bar Association
Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California
iPlanet enterprise software division
Kleiner Perkins startup, Java software engineer
Compilers and software development tools, acquired by Motorola