David Yin

Senior Associate

Yin, David

David Yin has represented a variety of life sciences, medical device, computer hardware and software, and financial services clients in high-stakes litigation, arbitration and regulatory matters. He focuses his practice on complex intellectual property litigation in federal district courts, before the Patent and Trademark Office, and at the appellate level. 

Mr. Yin rejoined the firm after clerking for Judge Timothy B. Dyk of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and while the judge sat by designation on the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.

Mr. Yin was a summer associate at WilmerHale in 2013 and at Dorsey & Whitney LLP in 2012. During law school, he worked as a research assistant to Professor Samuel Estreicher and served as a teaching assistant for first-year course Legislation and the Regulatory State. He received the Schulte Roth & Zabel Prize for excellence in employment law.

Mr. Yin previously worked as a clinical research coordinator at Weill Cornell Medical Center, Division of Hematology-Oncology. While in college, Mr. Yin conducted molecular biology, genetics and neuroscience research in the Department of Biological Sciences at Columbia University and at the Harvard-MGH Cutaneous Biology Research Center.

Professional Activities

Mr. Yin is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the Eastern District of Wisconsin. He serves on the board of directors of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association Educational Fund. 

Publications & News


April 4, 2016

The Unemployment Action Center: A Student-Driven Response to Legal Need

A chapter by David Yin, appearing in the book Beyond Elite Law: Access to Civil Justice in America by Samuel Estreicher and Joy Radice eds., published by Cambridge University Press, April 2016.


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JD, cum laude, New York University School of Law, 2014, Editor-in-Chief, NYU Journal of Intellectual Property and Entertainment Law

BA, Biology, Columbia University, 2009

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

New York


The Hon. Timothy B. Dyk, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2015 - 2016

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