Jean Nguyen focuses her practice on domestic and international patent prosecution, portfolio management and counseling, IP due diligence, and freedom-to-operate analyses. Her experience includes drafting briefs and inter partes reviews (IPRs), analyzing prior art and patent infringement, working with experts, and handling disputes before the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) and the federal courts. Her clients include large domestic and international companies, early-stage start-ups, and universities.
Dr. Nguyen has prepared and prosecuted patents in multiple technology areas, including electronic devices, medical devices and health systems, semiconductor materials and fabrication, networks, computer/device hardware, memory, optoelectronics, optics, nanotechnology, microelectromechanical systems (MEMs), electronic packaging, augmented/virtual reality systems, autonomous vehicles, smart glass, mechanical assemblies, and consumer products. Her experience also spans a wide range of technologies, encompassing telecommunications, integrated circuits and digital designs, computer programming, solar cells, photodetectors, lasers, light-emitting diodes, digital cameras and imaging sensors, fabrication, and biomedical devices.
Prior to joining Morrison & Foerster, Dr. Nguyen was a lead engineer at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a hardware engineer at Hewlett-Packard. She also worked as a research scholar at the Center for Quantum Devices, Georgia Tech Computer Aid Design Lab, and Berkeley Wireless Research Center, where her research involved collaborating with several companies and laboratories such as Raytheon, Cree, IBM, Intel, BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, Sandia National Labs, U.S. Army Night Vision Labs, Naval Research Lab, Aerospace Corporation, Argonne National Lab, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, Los Alamos National Lab, L3 Communications, Boeing, General Electric, FLIR, Teledyne, and Rockwell Automation.
Dr. Nguyen received her J.D. from Loyola Law School, her Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Northwestern University, her M.S. in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and her B.S. degree in computer engineering from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She has authored over 40 journal publications, 50 conference proceedings, and three book chapters. She also holds three patents.
Dr. Nguyen has served on several committees with the Los Angeles Intellectual Property Law Association (LAIPLA). She is registered to practice in California and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
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