Tim Tingkang Xia, Ph.D.

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Tim Tingkang Xia, Ph.D. devotes his practice to foreign and U.S. intellectual property and corporate matters, devising unique solutions for their matters. Dr. Xia counsels clients in all phases of intellectual property law, including U.S. and foreign patents, trademark and copyright prosecution, patentability, clearance, infringements, validity, licensing, patent portfolio development and management, and litigation. Dr. Xia is a Co-Chair of the Firm's International Transactional Practice where he also focuses on significant international corporate matters.

Tim Tingkang Xia, Ph.D. devotes his practice to foreign and U.S. intellectual property and corporate matters, devising unique solutions for their matters. Dr. Xia counsels clients in all phases of intellectual property law, including U.S. and foreign patents, trademark and copyright prosecution, patentability, clearance, infringements, validity, licensing, patent portfolio development and management, and litigation. Dr. Xia is a Co-Chair of the Firm's International Transactional Practice where he also focuses on significant international corporate matters.

An internationally known legal strategist, Dr. Xia has represented clients in significant matters involving various U.S. Governmental agencies, including the:

  • Committee on Foreign investment in the United States (CFIUS)
  • Department of Justice (DOJ)
  • Department of Commerce
  • Office of Export Enforcement (OEE)
  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • U.S. Securities arid Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection

In particular, Dr. Xia has counseled Chinese clients in the unique issues they face when entering, expanding and sustaining their businesses in the United States.

Dr. Xia has prepared and prosecuted more than 5,000 patent applications in a variety of areas, including telecommunications, optics, mechanical and electronic devices, nanotechnologies, liquid crystal display devices, MEMS devices, lasers, quantum spin devices, semiconductors, biotechnologies, medical devices, e-commerce, firmware, software, heavy machinery, toner cartridges and toners, chemical compounds and emerging green energy technologies.

Dr. Xia also has a broad range of experience nationally and internationally in the arena of commercial litigation as well as intellectual property litigation, including patent, trademark, trade dress, copyright and trade secret matters. He has served as lead counsel in more than 60 cases, including ITC Section 337 Investigations, in front of various federal courts, state courts and administrate tribunals around the country.

Dr. Xia's clients have ranged from individual inventors and high-tech startups to large international corporations, both private and public, and prestigious research universities and institutions around the world. Dr. Xia is a frequent speaker to technology and industry associations, international forums, universities and to many other groups concerning international intellectual property protection as well as international corporation law.

Prior to his legal career, Dr. Xia was a physicist specializing in supercomputing, large scale computer simulation of complex fluids, super-thin-films of polymers, and Josephson junction superconducting arrays, electromagnetic properties of high Tc superconductors, and physics of granular metals. Dr. Xia published his research results and discoveries in Science, Phys. Rev. Lett., Physics Review B and other international leading academic research journals.

Dr. Xia's representative experience includes:

  • Acting as lead counsel in several related high-profile cases, such as Ralls Corp. v. Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, et al., Ralls Corporation v. Tema Energy USA Holding Corporation and United States of America v. Ralls Corporation
  • Acting as lead managing counsel for more than 60 significant multiparty, multivenue and multipatent litigations as well as commercial litigations since 2004
  • Acting as a principal outside worldwide patent counsel for a world class research institution by drafting, architecting and managing a portfolio with hundreds of U.S. and foreign patents and patent applications since 2002, where the related technologies are cutting-edge, multidiscipline in nature and complicated
  • Acting as lead counsel representing an international technology company for completing an OEE investigation
  • Acting as lead counsel representing a leading telecom company in the world for on-going multigovernment agencies' investigations
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Education
  • J.D., Columbia Law School
    Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
    Executive Editor, Columbia Journal of Asian Law
  • Ph.D., Physics, The Ohio State University
  • B.S., Physics, Peking University
Bar Admissions
  • Georgia
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Languages
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Russian
Professional Affiliations
    • Columbia University School of Law
      • Member - Dean's Council
    • The Ohio State University, College of Arts & Sciences
      • Member - Dean's Advisory Committee
    • American Physical Society
    • American Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Georgia State Bar Association
    • Executive Board of the International Law Section of the State Bar of Georgia
    • Association of University Technology Managers (AUTM)
Awards & Recognitions
    • Recognized, IAM Patent 1000, Patent Prosecution (2013-2020)
    • Named, Georgia Super Lawyers®, Intellectual Property (2007, 2010-2020)
    • Recipient, Client Choice Award, Intellectual Property – Patents, Georgia by Lexology (2014)
    • Recipient, Contribution to the Education in Peking University Award (2013)
    • Listed, Chambers USA, Intellectual Property (2009-2014)
    • Listed, Legal Elite, Best Lawyers in Georgia, Intellectual Property, Georgia Trend Magazine (2008, 2011-2012)
Professional History
    • Partner, Locke Lord LLP
    • Partner, Morris Manning & Martin LLP