Lily Y. Li
Lily Li is a civil litigator with experience in trade secret and intellectual property litigation, business disputes, and employment matters. Her range of experience includes cases involving trade secret theft, patent infringement, unfair competition, antitrust, wrongful termination, harassment, and discrimination claims.
Prior to joining Brown Wegner McNamara, Lily was a patent consultant and director of marketing and business development at IP Checkups, a patent analytics and valuation firm in Berkeley, California. At IP Checkups, Lily worked with manufacturers, researchers, and entrepreneurs in the LED, cleantech, and biotech industries.
Admissions to Practice
All state courts in California
The Central and Southern Districts of California
The U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and Federal Circuit
Williams College (B.A. Political Economy, magna cum laude 2008).
Duke University School of Law (Chair, Asian Law Students Association; Member, DUKE JOURNAL FOR COMPARATIVE AND INTERNATIONAL LAW; J.D. 2011).
Stanford Law School (Editor, China Guiding Cases Project; Visiting Student 2010-2011).
Chatbot Contracts: Enforcing TOS Agreements in Computer-Generated Conversations, March 2017, Association of Business Trial Lawyers – Orange County (Spring 2017 ABTL Report).
Help! What Are My (Immediate) Defenses to a Federal Trade Secret Claim?, September 2016, Orange County Lawyer Magazine (Vol.59 No. 9).
RFAs: The Underutilized Strategy for Recovering Attorney’s Fees, December 2015, Orange County Lawyer Magazine (Vol.57 No. 1).
Robot Price Wars: Minimum Advertised Price (“MAP”) Policies and the Colgate Doctrine in the Era of Smart Web Crawlers, Fall 2015, Federal Bar Association/ Orange County Chapter Newsletter.
Co-author, How Hidden IP Assets Hurt The Entire Patent Community. November 2012, IP360.COM.
Patents compete for priority in the remote-phosphor LED technology space. July/Aug 2012 Issue, LEDS MAGAZINE.
Quoted in Biotech’s wellspring: a survey of the health of the private sector. May 2012, NATURE BIOTECHNOLOGY (online edition).
IP Strategy and Considerations for Start-ups: Q&A with IP Checkups IPfolio.com blog.
FLSA Wage Claims are on the Rise! How to Prevent and Defend Against Unpaid Wage Claims, Orange County Paralegal Association, 30th Annual Education Conference, September 17, 2016, Hilton, Costa Mesa, CA.
Patents and the Consultant/ Entrepreneur, IEEE Orange County Consultants Network, June 22, 2013, California State University, Fullerton, CA.
Orange County Bar Association
Orange County Bar Association – Young Lawyer’s Division (Community Outreach Chair – 2016)
Orange County Asian American Bar Association
Orange County Women Lawyers Association
Asian Business Association of Orange County
Association of Business Trial Lawyers