Yiran (Aaron) Xu, Ph.D. is a technical advisor in the firm’s Electrical and Mechanical Patent Prosecution practice group, where he focuses on drafting patent applications and patent prosecution for domestic and international clients. His electrical and computer engineering training has endowed him with diverse knowledge in many technical fields, with specialization in LTE/5G cellular networks, millimeter-wave communication, satellite communication, video coding, big data and machine learning.

Prior to joining the firm, Dr. Xu was a Senior Research Scientist and Wireless System Engineer at a data fusion technology company, where his role covered both R&D and software developments. He initiated interdisciplinary projects involving 5G technologies, aerospace engineering, machine learning and computer networking. He also gained solid experience in grant application and patent drafting.

Throughout Dr. Xu’s research career, he has drafted multiple successfully funded grant proposals and published over 15 publications on IEEE journals and flagship conferences. In addition, Dr. Xu has served as a technical program chair and committee member for multiple IEEE and SPIE conferences.


  • Utah State University (Ph.D.)
    • Electrical Engineering
  • New York University (M.S.)
    • Electrical Engineering
  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology (B.E.)
    • Electronics and Information Engineering


  • Yiran Xu, et al, "High-throughput, cyber-secure multiuser superposition covert avionics system," in IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 4-15, February 2018.
  • Yiran Xu, et al, "Video quality-based spectral and energy efficient mobile association in heterogeneous wireless networks," in IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 64, no. 2, pp. 805-817, Feb. 2016.
  • Yiran Xu, et al, "Cooperative non-orthogonal multiple access in heterogeneous networks," 2015 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), San Diego, CA, 2015, pp. 1-6.
  • Yiran Xu, et al, "QoE-aware mobile association and resource allocation over wireless heterogeneous networks," 2014 IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Austin, TX, 2014, pp. 4695-4701.


  • Chinese