Lily Li is a senior associate in the firm’s Litigation Group and focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation. Lily has litigated patent and trade secret cases involving a wide range of technologies, including computer hardware and software, semiconductors, network security, drones, virtualization, wireless communication, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. Lily has also represented technology companies in complex commercial litigation and licensing disputes. Lily is committed to pro bono work. She recently secured a cancellation of a removal proceeding for a client under the Violence Against Women Act. Super Lawyers has named her a “Rising Star” in Northern California every year since 2017.
During and prior to law school, Lily was a manager of intellectual property for a semiconductor company in Silicon Valley, where she prosecuted patent applications and managed the company’s patent portfolios.
Lily earned her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law, her M.S. in electrical engineering from Ohio University, and her B.S. in computer and electrical engineering from Nanjing University of Science & Technology in China. She studied and researched artificial intelligence during graduate school and published articles including in the IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks.
Lily is a native Mandarin speaker and is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.Show More
Defended TSMC in ITC investigation alleging infringement of patents related to semiconductor manufacturing processes.
Represented defendants in a multi-patent case relating to semiconductor fabrication technology.
Represented DJI in a multi-patent case relating to image processing. Successfully challenged claims based on Section 101, resulting in claims in two of the asserted patents being found unpatentable at the pleading stage.
Defended Autodesk in a multi-patent case relating to software activation technology.
Representing CSPC Dophen, a U.S. subsidiary of a major Chinese pharmaceutical company, in a trade secret misappropriation case involving antibody cancer drugs.
Defended NetApp against patent infringement claims relating to data compression and deduplication functionality.
Defended a drone company in a multi-patent case.
Defended Rodan & Fields against patent infringement claims involving microdermabrasion devices. Obtained favorable settlement before trial.
Defended Quinstreet against patent infringement claims involving web pages and online forms. Successfully challenged claims based on Section 101, resulting in all asserted claims being found unpatentable. Judgment affirmed by the Federal Circuit.
Defended TellApart against patent infringement claims involving Internet shopping and event logging technology. Initiated reexamination proceedings, resulting in all asserted claims being found to be invalid by the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board.