Lijin (Richard) Xia

Science Advisor
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Lijin (Richard) Xia
Silicon Valley
+1 650 752 3188

Dr. Xia is a Science Advisor in the firm’s Business Law Department and a member of its Intellectual Property group. He joined Goodwin in 2021.

Dr. Xia assists with prior art search, patent preparation, patent prosecution, freedom-to-operate analysis, and intellectual property due diligence.


Prior to joining Goodwin, Dr. Xia worked as a patent agent at several boutique IP firms, where his responsibilities included patent preparation, patent prosecution, portfolio management, invention mining, and litigation and transaction support. Before becoming a patent agent, Dr. Xia worked as a research scientist at a bio-innovation center.

Dr. Xia’s IP practice has been focused on computer-related technologies, including cloud computing, autonomous driving systems, machine learning, wireless and wired networks, mobile devices and applications, social networking, cybersecurity, storage systems and semiconductors, medical device, and consumer electronics.




  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a patent agent