Our people

AGELESS at present consists of 48 permanent employees, all of whom are Lawyers, Patent Engineers or Engineers of various scientific fields with Bachelor’s or higher academic degrees. The consultancy and representative services of AGELESS are operated by the following key members:

1. Chairman – Mr. Than, Duc Nguyen

Mr. Than is the first former Deputy Director General of the National Office of Industrial Property (currently known as the National Office of Intellectual Property – NOIP) with over 55 years of experience and in-depth understanding of IP matters.

Mr. Than is honoured as one of the very first to draft the first legislation and to found the current NOIP and his contribution to Vietnam’s accession to a number of International IP treaties.


2. General Director – Mr. Thanh, Xuan Hoang

Graduated from Military Technical Academy with honors, as one of very few IP Attorneys (especially patent) in Vietnam, Mr. Thanh has over 35 years of related experience. Prior to founding Ageless IP Attorneys & Consultant, he was working as Senior Consultants for a number of International Organizations, in charge of counselling service for IP establishment, development and management. Since 2001, he has had extensive experience in filing patent applications in the field of electronics and telecommunications and been successfully representing International hi-tech companies in patent filing, responding to office actions, final rejections and patent registrations.  




3. Vice General Director – Mr. Xuan, Duc Nguyen

Mr. Xuan graduated from University of Law in Vietnam, then, earned higher degree of IP Law in Japan. He has nearly 25 years of related experience, specializing in IPR infringement prosecution, appeal, investigation and litigation; in charge of the Appeal Department of another IP Law Firm from 1994; member of the organizing committee for the APAA 2013 in Hanoi; Vice-President of the Board of Directors of Vietnamese National Group of AIPPI; currently member of Hanoi Bar Association, Senior IP arbitrator of Indochine Trade Arbitration Centre (ITAC); also an annual contributor to the INTA Legal Resources.


4. Patent Manager – Mr. Tuyen, Xuan To

As one of the first Vietnamese officials trained in the former Soviet Union on IP in the early 1970s, Mr. Tuyen is widely known as the first Director of the Patent Department of the National Office of Industrial Property (currently known as NOIP), he has over 45 years of related experience, specializing in Patenting in electricity, electronics, physics, telecommunications and matters related to Industrial Design. He is also recognized for successfully handling a number of reputed patent cases.


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