Xiyin Tang

Yale Affiliated Fellow


Xiyin Tang is a Lecturer in Computer Science at Yale University, a Visiting Fellow at the Yale Law School Information Society Project, and an Intellectual Property and Technology associate at Mayer Brown LLP. At Yale, Xiyin teaches a course on evolving intellectual property doctrines in the new digital age. Her primary areas of research and scholarship include intellectual property, civil procedure, and property, and much of her work focuses on how existing legal doctrines and jurisprudence may be used creatively to address swift changes in new technologies and modes of dissemination. 

Her works on trademark, copyright, privacy, technology and art law have been published in The Yale Law Journal, Iowa Law Review, Rutgers Law Review, and the Boston University Journal of Science and Technology, among others. Her works-in-progress range from using algorithmic data scraping to determine the genericness of trademarks to the use of class action settlements as efficient liability rules in copyright infringement cases. She was named a Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2017. She received her B.A. summa cum laude from Columbia University, where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in her junior year and served as Class Marshal, and her J.D. from Yale Law School, where she twice received the Nathan Burkan Memorial Prize and the Neale M. Albert prize for best papers on copyright and art law, respectively. While at Yale Law School, she was the Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of Law and Technology. Xiyin began her career as an intellectual property corporate transactions and litigation associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in New York.