Nora Xu advises clients on a variety of  intellectual property issues, including due diligence and litigation. 

Prior to joining WilmerHale, Ms. Xu was a law clerk for the Honorable Raymond Chen of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Previously, she was an associate at another law firm, where she focused on patent litigation matters, including being part of trial teams for suits involving a recombinant factor VIII hemophilia treatment and a rheumatoid arthritis drug. Ms. Xu was also a judicial intern for the Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, a reviewer at Global Patent Solutions, and a scientist at Forest Laboratories.


  • Selected by peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for Intellectual Property Law (2024)

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  • Education

    • JD, Emory University School of Law, 2017

      With high honors

      Order of the Coif; AIPLA Robert C. Watson Award

      Articles Editor, Emory Law Journal

    • BS, Chemical Engineering, Rice University, 2011

  • Admissions

    • District of Columbia

    • Virginia

    • US Patent and Trademark Office

  • Clerkships

    • The Hon. Raymond T. Chen, US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2019 - 2020