Xuan-Thao Nguyen Esq.

Bloomberg BNA
Nguyen, Xuan-Thao

Xuan-Thao Nguyen joined the faculty of the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in the summer of 2014. Before coming to Indianapolis, she was on the faculty of Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law for over 10 years. She also taught at the Texas A & M University School of Law after five years in private practice in New York City.

Professor Nguyen is an internationally known legal scholar for her expertise in the intersections of Intellectual Property, Secured Transactions, Bankruptcy, Licensing, and Taxation. Recently, she published a new casebook on Intellectual Property Law (Vietnam University Press HCMC), in addition to her two other casebooks on Licensing Intellectual Property (Aspen Publishers) and Taxation of Intellectual Property (Carolina Academic Press). She has also published more than 30 law review articles. Her articles have been cited by the Federal Circuit, the Third Circuit, the Ninth Circuit and various federal district courts.

Professor Nguyen frequently provides technical expertise and support to the Vietnam Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Science and Technology. She regularly speaks at academic symposia, conferences, seminars and workshops on topics related to her legal scholarship and higher education in the United States, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Hong Kong and Vienna. She collaborates with Professor Zhang Yumin, Southwest University of Politics and Law, Chongqing, China in organizing the U.S.-China Intellectual Property Comparative Law annual conferences that bring together China People’s Supreme Court and Intermediate Court judges, academics, government officials and lawyers for discussions on Patent Law and Practices. 

She is a consultant for the World Bank/IFC on Secured Transactions in China, Vietnam and the Mekong Region. In her consultant capacity, she conducts workshops and provides drafting comments to National Drafting Committees on Secured Transactions law and international best practices. She currently serves on the Scientific Council, University Economics & Law, Vietnam National University, shaping the strategic vision of the University. In 2009, Professor Nguyen was a Senior Fulbright Scholar VNU School of Law in her Hanoi; she taught and developed IP curriculum and trained law lecturers. She then served as a Fulbright Scholars Peer Reviewer from 2010-13.

Professor Nguyen previously practiced at Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson and Pryor, Cashman, Sherman & Flynn, in New York. She earned a B.A. from Oberlin College and her J.D. from the Northeastern University School of Law.

She is the co-author of the Bloomberg BNA treatises Intellectual Property, Software, and Information Licensing: Law and Practice and Intellectual Property Taxation: Transaction and Litigation Issues.