Yuqing Cui is an associate in the Litigation Department.

Ms. Cui joined Debevoise in 2023. From 2022 to 2023, she clerked for the Hon. Edward M. Chen in the Northern District of California. Ms. Cui received a J.D. from Harvard Law School with cum laude in 2019. She was a student note author for the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology. She received a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2016 and a Bachelors with summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities in 2011, both in Chemical Engineering.

Ms. Cui is the author or co-author of “Privilege Waiver and Good Faith Reliance on Non-Privileged Information,” Daily Journal (December, 2020); “Three Views of Stream-of-Commerce Jurisdiction for Infringing IP,” Law360 (May, 2020); “Application of Zero-Knowledge Proof in Resolving Disputes of Privileged Documents in E-Discovery,” 32 J. L. & Tech. 633 (2019); “Case Comment, Claim Construction at Pleading for Patent-Eligibility Analysis,” Harv. J.L. & Tech. Dig. (2019); “Case Comment, Ready for Patenting? A Debate on the Intended Purpose of an Invention,” Harv. J.L. & Tech. Dig. (2019); “Case Comment, 315(b) Time-Bar: Service is Service Enough,” Harv. J.L. & Tech. Dig. (2018); “Cases in Brief, Patent Applicant Appealing a Patent and Trial Appeal Board Decision in District Court Must Pay All Expenses Including Attorney’s Fees,” Harv. J.L. & Tech. Dig. (2018); “Cases in Brief, Presumption of Means-Plus-Function Can Be Overcome If the Term Recites Sufficient Structure,” Harv. J.L. & Tech. Dig. (2017); “Cases in Brief, On-Sale Bar Remains Unchanged Post-AIA,” Harv. J.L. & Tech. Dig. (2017) and “A Quantitative Approach to Determining Patentable Subject Matter,” 30 J. L. & Tech. 630 (2017).

Ms. Cui is a member of the Bar of California and of the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is admitted to practice in California before the Northern District of California. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.


  • Harvard Law School, 2019, J.D.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2016, Ph.D.
  • University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, 2011, Bachelor of Chemical Engineering

Bar Admissions

  • California