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Thinh Nguyen

Patent Attorney

Canon USA

Thinh Nguyen is a patent attorney with practice focused on patent prosecution. He is a senior patent counsel at Canon USA. Prior to joining Canon, Thinh was a partner at a medium-sized IP law firm. He was also a professor of computer engineering and computer science at a state university. In addition to his law degree, he holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees, all in electrical engineering.

Recent Articles by Thinh Nguyen

Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches in Writing a Patent Application

Writing a useful and enforceable patent application is not an easy task. A number of articles show how to draft a patent application. For example, Gene Quinn of IPWatchdog published a series of articles with tips to avoid mistakes or pitfalls. Automated software and AI-assisted drafting tools have also become available, but there have been ethical and practical concerns about relying on AI. Instead of discussing the specific details of the steps in writing a patent application or the pros and cons of automated or AI tools, I will focus on the overall strategies or approaches.