Meet our team

Polygon IP provides strategic counsel to clients concerning all aspects of intellectual property with a team of experienced professionals who practice exclusively in the IP field.

Vlad Gusev

Managing partner

Vlad Gusev focuses on patent portfolio development, IP strategy, and IP due diligence in various fields, such as batteries, fuel cells, electric vehicles, aerospace, semiconductors, and flexible interconnect circuits, among other tech areas. Vlad represents a number of early- and mid-stage companies as well as major corporations and institutions. Prior to founding PolygonIP, Vlad was a partner at KwanIP and an in-house counsel at Intermolecular.

Liyan Zhu


Liyan Zhu has a broad spectrum of experience in fields as diverse as automotive, aerospace, enterprise software, hydrocarbon extraction, image processing, payment processing, and telecommunications. Liyan has assisted clients ranging from solo inventors to Fortune 500 companies. Prior to becoming a patent attorney, Liyan was a consulting engineer who helped develop and manage products for clients in many different market segments.

Nirav Thakor


Nirav Thakor is a former electrical and biomedical engineer who focuses on programmable logic devices, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi systems and standards, cloud computing systems, database systems, SaaS platforms, security and validation systems, and mobile communications technologies.

Jeffrey Kuhn


Jeff is a U.S. patent attorney with 15 years of experience representing firms in a range of technologies, including machine learning, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, systems architecture, crypto, and computer vision. His clients have included Salesforce, Cisco Systems, and Dell Computers. Jeff is also an assistant professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at UNC Chapel Hill, where he teaches and studies intellectual property strategy.

Amber Lundy

Director of IP Services

Amber Lundy has over a decade of experience assisting clients and attorneys in building and maintaining intellectual property assets around the world. Clients she has assisted include Salesforce, Boeing, and the University of California. She was Director of IP Services at Kwan IP prior to joining Polygon IP.

Dana Nguyen

Director of Business Operations

Dana has over 10 years of experience in executive people operations in SF Bay Area tech startups such as Casetext, Location Labs, Jawbone, and hi5 Networks. In her professional experience, she has scaled companies from 50 to 200+, and managed leadership teams through exit events. Dana holds a J.D. from UCLA Law School and an LLM from UC Berkeley School of Law specializing in employment law and organizational development.

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Intellectual Property Development

Intellectual Property Development

Patent and trademark drafting and prosecution

Our team works closely with clients to secure their ideas and technologies. We regularly prosecute patent applications and trademark registrations at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Our attorneys are skilled across a range of technologies, including computer science, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and medical devices.

Strategic Consulting

Strategic Consulting

Intellectual Property Development with a Purpose

We offer strategic counsel concerning all aspects of intellectual property to clients ranging from startups to international corporations. Our focus is on helping clients develop and deploy intellectual property to support business growth and development in ways that lead to sustainable competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Portfolio Management

Portfolio Management

World-wide protection

We coordinate with a network of associates around the world in a wide range of technical disciplines to support our clients wherever they do business. Our team helps the businesses we represent manage costs while developing comprehensive coverage consistent with business goals.

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Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA

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Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA

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