Anne Li’s practice focuses on assisting companies in protecting and expanding their patent portfolios. She has represented clients in patent litigations involving biotechnology, software, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals.  Ms. Li also advises clients on freedom to operate opinions, patentability and licensing. 

Ms. Li represented Barnes & Noble in defending its NOOK eReader products from claims of patent infringement made by Microsoft in the ITC concerning various hardware and software patents, and has also successfully represented clients including Boston Scientific, Schering-Plough and Boehringer-Ingelheim.

She has been named a Rising Star in the 2013 edition of New York Metro Super Lawyers in the area of Intellectual Property.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Li conducted research in the fields of epidemiology and reproductive endocrinology, including for the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention where she focused on the surveillance and control of tuberculosis, herpes and ricketsial diseases. Ms. Li then worked as an epidemiologist at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, where she participated in the investigation of the anthrax outbreak in 2001, and conducted disease surveillance and control for vector and rodent-borne disease.


  • "Is The Federal Circuit Affecting U.S. Treaties? The ITC, 271(g), GATT/TRIPS & The Kinik Decision," Fordham I.P.L.J. Winter 2006.


  • 2008 Thurgood Marshall Award for Capital Representation given by the Committee on Capital Punishment of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York
  • Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award, summa cum laude
  • CDC:  Anthrax Outbreak October – November 2001, Certificate of Completion
Bar and Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Professional Organizations
  • The American Bar Association
  • The Conner Inn of Court  
  • The New York County Lawyers Association
  • The New York State Bar Association