J. James Li

J. James Li

Managing Partner
San Jose, California
(650) 521-5955

Dr. Li is a seasoned trial lawyer who has handled cases in intellectual property (IP) and business litigation since 1999. Dr. Li is listed in the National Register's Who's Who in Executives and Professionals. Over the years, Dr. Li has handled all types IP litigation including patent, copyright, trademark, trade secret, and right of publicity. He has also litigated many different types of business litigations, including contract, unfair competition, fiduciary duty, fraud, defamation, false light, legal malpractice, and employment. Dr. Li has conducted various jury trials, bench trials, and arbitration hearings. He has also argued various cases in federal and state appeal courts.

Dr. Li has exceptional strength in technology-related litigation. He studied biomedical electronics design and neuroscience before he went to law school. As a lawyer, he has handled cases involving a broad spectrum of technologies. On the electrical side, he has litigated IP cases involving:

  • Digital and analog integrated circuit designs;
  • Simulation software;
  • Hardware description languages;
  • Semiconductor manufacture;
  • LCD panel design and manufacture;
  • Biometrics devices;
  • Wireless communications circuits;
  • Computer technologies including microprocessor architecture, cache memories, modems, power supplies;
  • Network technologies including virtual LANs, Internet browsers, and Internet-based application systems; and
  • Wireless technologies such as power amplifiers, low noise amplifiers, antennas, media access control (MAC) and baseband

On the biomedical and biotechnical side, Dr. Li has handled cases involving:

  • Biocatalysis
  • Oncology animal models;
  • Gene therapy vectors;
  • DNA arrays;
  • Polymerase chain reaction reagents and devices;
  • Dietary supplements;
  • Herb medicines;
  • Radio therapy devices;
  • Kidney dialysis machines; and
  • Image-guided surgery devices

Areas of Practice

  • Patent, TradeMark and CopyRight
  • Business and commercial litigation
  • Employment law
  • Others

Litigation Percentage

  • 80% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • California, 1999
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 2001
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 2012
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 2012


  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, Berkeley, California
    • J.D.
    • Law Review: Technology Law Review, member, 1996 - 1998
  • University of North Carolina , Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    • Ph.D.
    • Major: Physiology
  • Peking University
    • B.S.
    • Major: Biophysics
  • Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
    • Postdoctoral Fellow

Representative Clients

  • Crown Biosciences, Inc.
  • Unigate Enterprise, Inc.
  • Raymat Materials, Inc.
  • OSD Audio
  • Mintel Learning Technology, Inc
  • TRTUSA Corp.
  • Oriental Semiconductor Electronics Ltd.
  • Delson Group, Inc.
  • Epic Communications Inc.
  • IncRev, Corporation
  • AllCells, LLC
  • EnzymeWorks, Inc.


  • Crown Biosciences, Inc.
  • Unigate Enterprises, Inc.
  • AllCells, LLC
  • EnzymeWorks, Inc.

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in National Register’s Who’s Who

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Member, 2014 - 2015
  • Santa Clara Counnty Bar Association, Member, 2013 - 2015

Past Employment Positions

  • Greenberg Traurig, LLP, Shareholder, 2007 - 2010
  • McDermott Will & Emory LLP, Associate & Partner, 2002 - 2006


  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese