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Holly Y. Li

New York
(212) 259.7300


State Bar of New York
State Bar of New Jersey
United States Patent & Trademark Office
United States District Court of the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York;
United States District Court of District of New Jersey
United States Court of Appeals For The Federal Circuit


Intellectual Property
Trademarks and Brands
Licensing and Technology Transfer
IP Litigation
Strategic Counseling and Portfolio Development
China Practice
Venture Capital Funding and Startup Formation



J.D., Rutgers University School of Law

B.S., Electronic Engineering, Tianjin University



Holly Y. Li is a partner in the New York City office. Ms. Li has over two decades of experience in cross-border intellectual property practices, focusing on cross-border IP litigations, strategic advice, licensing, IPR's offensive and defensive proceedings, patent assertions, prosecutions, portfolio management, asset acquisitions, monetization, and commercialization; start-up formation and venture capital funding. She represents clients in a wide range of industries, ranging from optical networking, AI, semiconductors, IoT, blockchain to fashion companies.

Ms. Li started her career as a patent and technology licensing manager at Lucent Technologies (now Nokia) and subsequently, embarked her law firm career with Baker & McKenzie and Quinn Emanuel. During her time there Ms. Li honed her patent drafting, prosecution, opinion, assertion, infringement defense, patent litigation, and cross-border IP dispute resolution skills. 

Later Ms. Li headed up an IP group in a leading tech company where she successfully managed the corporation's worldwide IP portfolios and grew the value of its patent assets by implementing a series of winning patent monetization strategies worldwide.

Prior to joining CKR, Ms. Li has built up an IP Asset management advisory firm based in Hong Kong in addition to counseling clients on various IP related legal matters.

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