Lily Li

Associate | Palo Alto | (650) 813-5689
(650) 813-5689

Lily Li is a senior associate in the firm’s Litigation Group and focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation. Ms. Li has litigated patent and trade secret cases involving a wide range of complex technologies, including computer hardware and software, semiconductors, network security, drones, wireless communication, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. She has extensive experience in inter partes reviews and reexaminations before the U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board. Ms. Li has also represented many technology companies in complex commercial litigation and licensing disputes.

During and prior to law school, Ms. Li 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.

Ms. Li 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 and machine learning during graduate school and published papers including in IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks.

Ms. Li is a native Mandarin speaker and is admitted to practice in California and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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  • (Eastern District of Texas & Northern District of California). Representing defendants in a multi-patent case relating to semiconductor fabrication technology.

  • (District of Massachusetts). Defending Autodesk in a multi-patent case relating to software activation technology.

  • (Eastern District of California). Representing CSPC Dophen, a U.S. subsidiary of a major Chinese pharmaceutical company, in a trade secret misappropriation case involving antibody cancer drugs.

  • (Eastern District of Texas). Defended NetApp against patent infringement claims relating to data compression and deduplication functionality.

  • (Central District of California). Defended a drone company in a multi-patent case filed by its competitor.

  • (Central District of California) Defended Rodan & Fields against patent infringement claims involving microdermabrasion devices. Obtained favorable settlement before trial.

  • (Northern District of California & Federal Circuit). Successfully challenged claims based on Section 101, resulting in all asserted claims being found unpatentable. Judgment affirmed by the Federal Circuit.

  • (Northern District of California). 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.




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