Nora Xu focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation matters before federal district courts, appellate courts and administrative agencies. She assists clients in all phases of cases from pre-litigation investigation through trial and appeals. Ms. Xu has represented clients in patent cases involving a variety of technologies, such as pharmaceuticals, biologics, medical devices, solar technology, and semiconductors.

Ms. Xu also leverages her scientific background to assist on FDA regulatory matters. She has significant experience working on pro bono matters related to veterans benefits.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Xu clerked for the Honorable Raymond Chen of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Previously, she was an intellectual property litigation associate at a large law firm in Washington DC.

As a law student, she served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Jimmie V. Reyna of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Ms. Xu has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, and prior to law school she worked as 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



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