Overview

Kaiyi Xie is an associate at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP. Kaiyi focuses on commercial, securities, privacy, and antitrust litigation. He is very interested in the intersection of law and technology. Before joining the firm, Kaiyi served as a judicial law clerk to the Hon. Lucy H. Koh (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California), the Hon. Raymond C. Clevenger III (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit).

Kaiyi received his J.D. cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where he was an articles editor for the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and chair of the moot court board. In addition, Kaiyi completed a graduate certificate in business administration/management from the Wharton School. Kaiyi also served as a judicial extern to the Hon. Jane R. Roth (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit). Kaiyi was a codeveloper of a free massive open online course, Introduction to IP Law and Policy; a teaching assistant to Prof. R. Polk Wagner; a law and economics research assistant to Dr. David Abrams; and fellow of the Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition. Kaiyi received a B.S. in biomedical engineering, B.S. in mathematics, and a M.Eng. in biomedical engineering from the University of Maryland, where he was student body president and recipient of the H.C. Byrd award for most outstanding graduate. His master’s research applied computer learning to noninvasive light-based cancer diagnostics.

Kaiyi previously practiced at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP and Kirkland & Ellis LLP, during which time he litigated patent, securities, trade secret, and other commercial matters. His pro bono practice has included work on challenges to criminal convictions obtained by nonunanimous jury verdicts, voter access, and unlawful detainer actions. Kaiyi is a native of Bethesda, Maryland, and Hamilton, New Zealand. He enjoys swimming, cooking, and the dreary Bay Area weather.

News

Publications

  • Improving the Patent System by Encouraging Intentional Infringement: The Beneficial Use Standard of Patents
    165 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 1019, 2017
  • The Effect of Patent Length on Social Welfare: The Economics of Modifying Patent Life as a Policy Instrument
    Social Science Research Network, 2015

Honors & Awards

Honors & Recognitions

Distinguished Pro Bono Award, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Dean’s Scholar, University of Pennsylvania

Stanziani Endowed Scholar, University of Pennsylvania

Member, University of Maryland Foundation Board of Trustees

Member, University of Maryland Board of Governors

Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School, 2016, J.D., cum laude

The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, 2016, Graduate Certificate in Business Management/Administration

University of Maryland, 2015, M.Eng., Biomedical Engineering

University of Maryland, 2012, B.S., Biomedical Engineering

  • H.C. Byrd Award (Most Outstanding Graduate)
  • University Honors

University of Maryland, 2012, B.S., Mathematics

Clerkships

  • Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable Lucy H. Koh, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, 2018-2019
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Honorable Raymond C. Clevenger III, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, 2017-2018
  • Judicial Extern, Honorable Jane R. Roth, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, 2015

Admissions

  • CaliforniaDistrict of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S District Court, Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Languages

  • Mandarin
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