David Nguyen is a technical advisor in the firm's Mechanical Patent Prosecution group where he is involved in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Nguyen was a manager of automotive engineering at the American Automobile Association (AAA) where he was involved with projects related to connected vehicles, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), and hybrid and alternative fueled passenger vehicles.

Mr. Nguyen previously worked on vehicle design crowdsourcing for a defense contractor at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Before that he was an automotive engineer with the American Trucking Associations (ATA) focused on heavy vehicle policy and regulation related to safety and emissions. His heavy truck expertise includes event data recorders, wide-base single tires, and air brake systems.


  • Virginia Tech (B.S.)
    • Mechanical Engineering


Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)