Teri H.P. Nguyen is committed to providing informed and practical legal counsel to clients on a wide array of complex legal issues - both inside and outside the courtroom. She focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation matters, with experience in patent and trade secrets litigation, as well as trademark, copyright, and complex commercial litigation and counseling. She also has experience in federal jury trials and district court actions, inter partes reviews before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Teri provides counsel on overall defensive and offensive IP strategies, including identifying IP assets. She has significant experience in evaluating and developing damages and licensing strategies while staying focused on the client's business needs and goals.
Teri is also committed to pro bono work as well as the promotion of diversity and inclusion, environmental justice and sustainability. For example, through her pro bono work, she has assisted clients in immigration and asylum matters; helped authors and artists protect and license their work; and even first chaired a three-day pro bono bench trial in Montgomery County Circuit Court in Maryland representing a father in a vaccine-centered custody case. Teri has also completed an environmental studies and sustainability certification program through UCLA, which provides her with a unique perspective of technology and community engagement that she can leverage on behalf of her clients.
In addition to her legal practice, Teri strives to give back to the community and is involved in a myriad of organizations. For the past 10 years, Teri has served as a mentor and coach for law students with U.C. Hastings' Moot Court and Appellate Advocacy program. As a coach, she helps law students develop their legal analysis of constitutional and civil rights issues, improve their oral advocacy skills, and prepare for intercollegiate competitions across the country. Teri also serves on U.C. Hastings' Alumni Board of Governors, is a board member on the San Francisco Intellectual Property Law Association, and is a board member and officer for the National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys (NCVAA).