Rui Li is an intellectual property litigation associate focusing on patent infringement and trade secret misappropriation in U.S. Federal Courts, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB), and the International Trade Commission (ITC). Rui has played an integral role on two winning trial teams. She prepared expert and fact witnesses for direct and cross examinations, and drafted pre- and post-trial briefs. She has worked with technical and damages experts in developing arguments involving complex technologies and business models. Rui also has extensive experience in motion practice, including motions to dismiss, motions to stay, motions to compel, Daubert motions, motions to strike, and motions for judgment as a matter of law. She has also worked with Chinese local counsel to develop winning patent validity arguments in a global intellectual property dispute between competitors. Rui represents clients in a range of industries, including two-way radio technology, semiconductors, networking systems, computer vision technology, pharmaceuticals, and financial technology. Rui’s pro bono work includes representing veterans at the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims.



Admissions & Qualifications

  • 2018California


  • English
  • Mandarin


  • University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolJ.D.2017

    Article Editor, East Asian Law Review

  • Washington University in St. Louis & Rhodes CollegeB.S., Mechanical Engineering & Physics2014

    Dual degree program co-hosted by Washington University in St. Louis and Rhodes College

    summa cum laude, Washington University in St. Louis

    magna cum laude, Rhodes College

    Sole winner of Brown Fellowship from Washington University in St. Louis, a full-tuition merit-based scholarship