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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.

Contact Information

2603 Main Street, Suite 1050
Irvine, California 92614
(949) 705-0080
Lily Y. Li

Prior to joining Brown Wegner, 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.

Speaking Engagements

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.


Young Professionals of Orange County (President 2016-2017, Community Chair 2016-2017)

Orange County Bar Association – Young Lawyer’s Division (Community Outreach Chair – 2016)

Orange County Asian American Bar Association

Orange County Women Lawyers Association

Federal Bar Association – Orange County

Association of Business Trial Lawyers

Practice Areas

Business and Commercial Litigation
Competition and Antitrust Law
Copyright and Trademark Law
Employment Law
Patent Litigation
Trade Secrets

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