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Triet Nguyen
Areas of Practice
  • Electrical & Computers
  • Mechanical & Electromechanical
  • Medical Devices
  • Software & E-Commerce
IP Services
  • Acquisition Due Diligence
  • Foreign Rights
  • Freedom To Operate
  • Licensing
  • Opinions
  • Patent Analytics
  • Patent Prosecution
  • Portfolio Management & Analysis
  • Post-Grant Proceedings
  • Trademarks
Bar Admissions
Past Experience

Triet M. Nguyen has over 10 years of experience serving clients, from startups to large companies, on intellectual property (IP) matters regarding US and global patent prosecution, including strategies in developing robust and monetizable IP portfolios through intelligent competitive analysis. As a former Silicon Valley software engineer, Triet applies his technical acumen on IP matters in the leading-edge areas of artificial intelligence, machine learning, neural networks, blockchain technology, computer vision, and augmented reality.

Triet is highly skilled in prosecuting multiple families of patent applications in the U.S. and foreign countries. He prepares and prosecutes patent applications in areas targeting enterprise software, computer vision and image recognition, cloud and network computing, Internet technology, social networking, semiconductors, wireless technologies, mobile devices, and medical devices, among others. Triet also advises clients with respect to filing design, trademark, and copyright applications to further protect their IP assets.

Additionally, Triet provides support for litigation cases in Federal Court, including being involved with settlement and licensing negotiations for patent infringement cases.

To accommodate clients with global reach, Triet counsels foreign manufacturers with formulating a U.S. patent filing strategy, analyzes existing patents from U.S. competitors, and initiates license negotiations, if needed, to mitigate infringement risks in the U.S. 

Triet has a bachelor’s degree in computer science. Prior to becoming an attorney, he worked as a software engineer in Silicon Valley, focusing on designing and implementing enterprise-level software for companies including Sun Microsystems (acquired by Oracle) and Zaplet (a Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers funded startup).

Southwestern Law School

J.D., 2006
Recipient of Schumacher Leadership Scholarship and Samuel P. Kraemer & Edna Kraemer Dunlap Scholarship

The University of Texas at Austin
B.S. Computer Science, 1999
University Honors: Spring 1996, Spring 1997, Spring 1998, and Spring 1999
Bar Admissions
Bar Admissions

Bar Admissions
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

Past Experience
Past Experience

Sun Microsystems
iPlanet enterprise software division

Kleiner Perkins startup, Java software engineer

Compilers and software development tools, acquired by Motorola