Quan L. Nguyen


Southwestern University School of Law (J.D., 1999)
University of California, Los Angeles (M.S., Pharmacology, 1995)
University of California, Irvine (B.S., 1991)


Quan concentrates his practice in patent procurement, opinion work (patentability/validity/freedom to operate analysis), intellectual property management, as well as general counseling with particular expertise in biotechnology, chemistry, and medical devices. Prior to forming Nguyen & Tarbet, Quan was a Partner at Chandler & Udall in Tucson and a Partner at Cozen O’Connor, a national law firm based in Philadelphia. Quan also has in-house experience at Isis Pharmaceuticals, where he was Assistant Director of Patents

Quan’s intellectual property work includes subject matter such as:

• three-dimensional tissue culture
• antisense oligonucleotides
• novel genes
• diagnostics
• vaccines
• gene therapy
• G-protein coupled receptors
• oncogenes
• small molecules including steroids and adrenergics
• polymers
• medical devices and mechanical devices
• electromechanical devices
• radiation biology
• imaging
• software algorithms

Admissions and Memberships

• State Bar of California
• United States Patent and Trademark Office
• United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit