Xiaoyuan advises technology and life sciences companies in a broad range of litigation matters, with a focus on patent litigation.
Prior to joining Fenwick, Xiaoyuan worked as a student attorney for the Boston College Law School Compassionate Release and Parole Clinic, where he assisted two clients with preparing their parole applications by editing their application materials and writings, offering them presentation advice, and conducting mock parole hearings. He also drafted a compassionate release petition on behalf of a client to the parole board, worked with team members to prepare opening and closing arguments for granting parole during a parole board hearing, interviewed clients and conducted factual investigations, and collaborated with social work students to formulate clients' post-release work and life plans.
Xiaoyuan was also a legal intern for a nonprofit organization that provides free legal services and tenant-organizing support to low-income residents. He drafted a default judgment motion, a full summary judgment motion and the argument portion of a summary judgment motion. Additionally, he drafted legal research memorandums related to housing and renting laws in New York. Prior to this, Xiaoyuan was a research assistant for a blog facing Western audiences that reports news related to the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China. Xiaoyuan also worked as a software design lead for a Purdue Disability Resource Center project, where he led several assistive technology developments that improved the accessibility of university resources.
Education & Admissions
J.D., Boston College Law School
B.S., Electrical Engineering; Minor in Computer Science
Admitted to practice in California