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Holly Ying Li
+852 (3167) 4592
B.S. Electronics Engineering, 1990
Rutgers University School of Law,
U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
Admissions to Courts
U.S. District Court of New Jersey
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
Annual Student Honor for Excellency
Annual Student Award for Leadership
Mandarin - fluent
French – intermediate
German – basic
Apogee Law Group P.C.
401 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Holly Y. Li’s practice focuses on intellectual property prosecution, litigation counseling, inter partes reviews (“IPRs”), licensing structure and negotiation and IP portfolio management in a variety of advanced technologies including, but not limited to, semiconductors, wireless communications, software designs, optical networking, nanotechnologies, and clean and alternative energies. She also counsels clients on strategic alliance, technology acquisitions and market entry strategies.
A native of China, Ms. Li started her career in the IP field since the 1990’s when she worked for a China based Sino-foreign consulting firm in the context of projects management and joint venture formation with technology licensing and transfer as a component. Shortly after, Ms. Li pursued her graduate studies in the US. While she was in law school, she was recruited by Alcatel-Lucent (formerly Lucent) and became the youngest patent licensing manager at the Intellectual Property Business Unit, during which she worked closely with Bell Labs scientists and engineers on patent and technology licensing issues in the areas of microelectronics, optical networking and wireless technologies.
Ms. Li embarked her law firm career initially as an international summer associate at the international law firm Baker & McKenzie’s office in HK. Subsequently, she honed her patent drafting, prosecution, opinion, assertion, infringement defense and patent litigation skills respectively with one of the oldest IP boutique firm Cooper & Dunham and then Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan (then Quinn Emanuel Urquhart Oliver & Hedges).
In 2007 and 2008, Ms. Li served as a Senior IP Counsel to head up an IP group at an entertainment technology development company based in California, where she was able to combine her patent prosecution, litigation and licensing skills and managed the corporation’s international IP portfolios and ensured appropriate protections worldwide. Aided by local attorneys, she successfully represented the company in winning several contentious and non-contentious proceedings including patent invalidations and appeals, litigation, and arbitration in various Chinese judicial and administrative forums.
Ms. Li is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Asian Affairs Committee; American Intellectual Property Law Association; Licensing Executive Society; and the ABA IPL Committee 102 Subcommittee on International Patent Practice.
Ms. Li practices law with Apogee Law Group focusing on prosecution, IP assertion, litigation strategy advice, IPR’s offensive and defensive proceedings, and licensing matters. Ms. Li also manages an IP portfolio asset management company, IP Advantages LLC, based in New York; and subsequently IP Advantages (Asia) Limited based in Hong Kong, where she focuses on assisting clients in IP assets acquisitions, monetization and advisory work. She also advises companies on market entries and development of competitive market presence globally by retaining strong IP assets. Ms. Li can be reached at: E: email@example.com; Tel: +852 3167 4592 (HK).