Lin Xiao, Ph.D.


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3001 West Big Beaver Road, Suite 624
Troy, MI 48084

P: 248-244-0132
F: 248-649-3338
228 Hamilton Ave., Suite 300
Palo Alto, CA 94301

P: 312-502-0046
F: 248-649-3338


  • University of Illinois at Chicago, Ph.D., Computer Science, 2011
  • University of Michigan Law School, J.D., 2010
  • University of Science and Technology of China, B.E., Computer Science, 2002


  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • State of Illinois
  • Eastern District of Michigan

Lin Xiao is an attorney who leads Young Basile’s Global China Practice. She is co-located in Young Basile’s Troy Michigan office and Palo Alto California office. Dr. Xiao concentrates her practice on strategic intellectual property procurement and portfolio management, clearance and infringement opinions and litigation.

She has prepared and prosecuted patent applications in many areas such as digital image systems, smart phones, mobile Internet, integrated circuit, vehicle control systems, sensors, wearables and Internet of Things.

She has extensive experience in patent infringement and invalidity proceedings, as well as obtaining trademark registrations in the US and throughout the world.

Dr. Xiao works with start-ups and high-growth companies, helping them in formation, raising capital, licensing, establish partnerships and distribution channels, branding and entering foreign market.

Industry Experience

As an engineer, Dr. Xiao has an extensive background working with a broad range of modern technologies in the areas of software, hardware, electronics, information systems and mobile networks, in the US and China.

As an attorney, she works for a broad range of clients in areas of computer, electronics, telecommunications, semiconductors, automotive, mechanical and medical devices.


Representative publications include:

  • Method and System for Managing a Network of Sensors, U.S. Patent No. 7,840,353
  • A Simulation System for Ad Hoc Query-ready Sensors, which won the Best Paper Award at the Grace Hopper Women in Computing Proceedings in 2007


Fluent in Chinese and English