Lisa Li

Lisa Li


Lisa Li focuses her practice on patent, trademark, and copyright litigation, as well as prosecution, management, and enforcement of trademarks globally. Lisa litigates in federal district courts and in front of the International Trade Commission (ITC). She also advises clients of all sizes on a wide variety of intellectual property transactions. Lisa is regularly involved in cross-border litigations and transactions, particularly matters involving biotech, consumer electronics, mobile apps, and internet software. Lisa is fluent in Mandarin and has broad experience counseling Chinese clients.


  • Patent litigation, evaluation, and strategies
  • Trademark prosecution, clearance, and litigation
  • Copyright protection, licensing, and enforcement
  • International Trade Commission investigation
  • License agreements dispute resolution
  • Trade secrets litigation
  • IP due diligence
  • U.S. export compliance



  • Defended a leading smartphone and tablet manufacturer in parallel infringement lawsuits involving standard essential patents involving LTE security technology filed in the U.S, the Netherlands, Germany and U.K.°
  • Defended a software company in parallel U.S. and U.K. proceedings involving copyright infringement, trade secret misappropriation and breach of license agreements.°
  • Defended a leading camera and film manufacturer in parallel U.S. and Chinese trial and appellate proceedings involving breach of patent license agreements and enforcement of judgment in foreign jurisdictions.°
  • Advised a leading U.S. chemical company on monetizing and enforcing its acquired patents on polypropylene polymerization apparatus and method against competitors and potential customers in China. Assessed validity of Chinese patents comparatively with U.S. and European counterpart patents. Collaborated with Chinese local counsel and authority in collecting and preserving evidence of catalysts and end products from infringers in preparation of licensing negotiation and filing lawsuits in China.°
  • Lead associate representing a Chinese software company and app developer in cross-border lawsuit involving copyright infringement, trademark dilution, trade libel, unfair competition, and false advertising claims against a competitor.°
  • Lead associate in a multiparty, multimillion-dollar breach of contract lawsuit involving complex transnational divestitures, license agreements, and asset transfers of wireless LAN technology involving a U.S. telecommunications conglomerate and a Chinese computer manufacturer.°
  • Represented a Taiwanese chip designer and manufacturer at parallel district court and ITC patent infringement trials involving inverter technology.°
  • Lead associate in defending a major U.S. mobile telecommunications company against a non-practicing entity involving alleged infringement of ring-back tone patents.°
  • Represented a licensing company in parallel district court and ITC patent infringement trials involving Ethernet technology.°
  • Lead associate in a multimillion-dollar breach of contract case on behalf of a global energy company involving cross-license agreements and sale of a global patent portfolio covering magnetic coupler technology.°
  • Represented a large internet company in assessing the strength of its patent portfolio.°

°The above representations were handled by Ms. Li prior to her joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

  • Volunteer, Legal Services for Entrepreneurs, 2014-Present
  • Workers’ Rights Clinic Counselor, The Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center, San Francisco, CA, 2006-2008
  • Law Clerk, Asian Law Caucus, San Francisco, CA, 2006-2007


  • J.D., University of California, Hastings College of the Law, 2008
    • Recipient, Peggy Browning Fund Fellowship

  • B.S., Biology and Chemistry, with honors, University of California at Irvine, 2002
    • Dean’s Honor List

  • California
  • Supreme Court of California
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California
  • Chinese (Mandarin), Native