Ms. Carissa H. LI, Ph.D.
Patent & Trademark Attorney, Attorney at law, CLP


Ms. Li received her B.S. in Biotechnology from Shandong University in 2001, and her PhD. in Cell Biology from Peking University in 2006. Afterwards she finished her postdoctoral research work in Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)/Duke University Medical Center, U.S. She published several scientific research papers on the international periodicals. She was also invited to give English presentations in several international conferences and awarded as excellent researcher. She studied LL.M course in China University of Political Science and Law in 2010-2012, and received IP LL.M with honor from The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, USA in 2017.

Ms. Li started her IP career in Jeekai & Partners in 2008, qualified as a Chinese patent attorney in 2009, and joined CPA in August 2010. She passed the National Unified Legal Professional Qualification Examination and the U.S. patent bar in 2018. She was trained in a US law firm, passed USPTO registration exam and became the third professional who obtained Certified Licensing Professionals (CLP) in China.

She is skillful in drafting patent application documents in such fields as biotechnology, medicine, pharmacology, chemistry, chemical engineering and experienced in preparing responses to office actions in the substantive examination proceedings, and handling reexamination and invalidation cases in the above fields.

Her current practice is focused on patent invalidation and litigation, patent landscape analysis, FTO analysis in biotechnology, medicine, pharmacology, medical device,
chemistry, chemical engineering, mechanical manufacture, and new energy. She also provided landscape counseling on IP transaction, licensing, and technical transfer.

She was invited in the studies on the revision of Chinese Patent Law by CNIPA, published a series of IP papers, and also acts as trainer on IP commercialization and investment for Foreign and Domestic high-tech companies and institutes. The case she represented was selected as one of top 10 Classic IP Cases by Beijing Court.

Ms. Li is now serving as the president of Chinese IP Commercialization group of International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI). She is an instructor of All-China Patent Attorneys Association (ACPAA) and a member of Licensing Executive Society (LES) China. She was former member of American Society of Cell Biology(ASCB), Chinese Society of Cell Biology (CSCB), and Chinese Society of Neuroscience(CSN).

Working languages: Chinese and English.