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Richard Xia, Ph.D.

Patent Agent

Office: +1 (703) 995-9887

Mobile: +1 (805) 251-0031


1765 Greensboro Station Place, Suite 900

McLean, VA 22102


Ph.D., University of Tennessee, Biomedical Engineering

M.Sc., University of Tennessee, Statistics

B.S., Wuhan University, Microbiology


U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Richard Xia, Ph.D., is a registered patent agent at Bayes PLLC.  Richard’s practice focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications, primarily related to computer technology, including machine learning, auto-driving, network storage system, display technology, data management, data mining and processing, social network, image recognition, business methods, biomedicine, medical device, and healthcare system. He also has expertise in a variety of other technological fields including biotechnology, nanotechnology, chemicals and pharmaceuticals, material science and technology, etc. Richard also assists in post-grant review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) and assists in invalidity and infringement analysis.


Richard received his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering and master degree in Statistics, both from the University of Tennessee.  His doctoral research focused on nanomaterial fabrication, characterization, and biomedical application.  He also exposed himself to various computer-implemented technologies, including mathematical modeling, simulation, imaging processing, data analysis, etc., during his doctoral training.  At Wuhan University, Richard’s bachelor research focused on Spirulina polysaccharide extraction and potential medical application, under the direction of scholars from the Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. 


Prior to joining Bayes, Richard practiced over four years at an IP boutique law firm in its Silicon Valley office and Utah office. Before his patent prosecution practice, Richard also worked as a research fellow at USTAR BioInnovation Center in Utah. 

Practice Areas

Patent Office Practice

  • Patent Drafting

  • Patent Prosecution

  • Appeals to the PTAB

  • PTAB Proceedings