Qi Yu is a technical advisor in the firm’s Electrical/Mechanical practice group. She prosecutes patent applications in a broad range of areas in the field of electrical engineering, and provides client counseling for domestic and international companies.

Ms. Yu most recently worked as a Senior Legal Counsel at a major U.S. technology company in Shanghai, China.  She started her career as a Radio Frequency System Engineer at a German semiconductor company at its headquarter in Munich, Germany, after which she was employed by a U.S. patent law firm based in Singapore.

Ms. Yu serves as an Editor of the prestigious American Intellectual Property Law Association Quarterly Journal.  She is a Research Assistant to Professor Dmitry Karshtedt of the George Washington Law School.


  • George Washington University Law School (J.D.)
    • Expected 2020
  • George Washington University Law School (LL.M.)
  • National University of Singapore
    • Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law
  • Leibniz University of Hanover (M.S.E.E.)
    • Communications Engineering
  • University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (B.S.E.E.)
    • Automation Engineering


  • Qualified Attorney-at-Law and Patent Attorney in China, the current work is supervised by Virginia-licensed attorneys.


  • Expert Speaker on Trade Secret Protection at Managing Intellectual Property Global IP & Innovation Summit 2015 Shanghai, China


  • Chinese
  • English
  • German