a minority-owned law firm


Patent Law Works about page art

At Patent Law Works, we believe that diversity and legal talent are not mutually exclusive. We value people with exceptional ability and talent from all genders and racial, ethnic, social, economic, religious, and personal experiences and backgrounds. We believe that creating an open and inclusive environment creates a more interesting workplace and helps us serve our clients better because it enables us to respond with greater agility to the challenges faced by our clients today.

We not only make diversity our mission, but live it because our firm is minority-owned. Additionally, our attorneys have varying backgrounds that help create different perspectives in the office as well as their practices. For example, our trademark partner, Hoang-chi Truong, has a unique background. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, Hoang-chi and her family escaped the country on a boat, emigrating to the U.S. as refugees in 1981. Fortunate to be picked up by an American ship, Hoang-chi and her family were taken to refugee camps in Indonesia, where they stayed for about 3 months until being sponsored in San Francisco, California. Hoang-chi and her family arrived in San Francisco in February 1981 with barely any possessions, let alone any command of the English language. Having escaped Vietnam to create a better life for their children in the U.S., Hoang-chi's parents stressed the importance of education to her and her siblings. Her parents worked two and, at times, three jobs to support their family, which left an indelible impression on Hoang-chi to work hard and strive for success. Today, Hoang-chi continues to be involved in various Asian American groups, including the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Northern California and the Asian Law Alliance.

The firm has also been recognized for its diversity. In 2012, Patent Law Works received the 2012 Utah Business Diversity Award for small companies. This award was established by Utah Diversity Connections and Salt Lake Society for Human Resource Management to recognize businesses in Utah that embrace diversity in their organizations, particularly those that develop and execute creative and innovative strategies to promote and advance diversity and inclusion within their companies. The awards are given to small (under 100 employees), medium (100-499 employees), and large (500+ employees) companies throughout Utah. Please see http://www.utahdiversityconnections.com/diversity_awards for more information about the awards and award winners, including Patent Law Works.

Patent Law Works LLP

Silicon Valley Office
5150 El Camino Real, Suite A-20
Los Altos, CA 94022
ph. 650.537.4500

Salt Lake City Office
201 South Main Street, Suite 250
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
ph. 801.258.9820

home about people diversity press offices contact directions sitemap legal notices

The contents of this website are not intended, and cannot be considered, as solicitation or legal advice or opinion.
©2013 Patent Law Works LLP Los Altos, CA Salt Lake City, UT