REGISTERED PATENT AGENT
Melvin Li is a US patent agent and a UK patent attorney. He has been practicing patent law from Hong Kong since 1998. Melvin has many years of experience in intellectual property law and in particular patent law. He is particularly experienced in patent law in US, UK, Hong Kong and the greater China region. He is unique in that he has patent qualifications from both the United States and the United Kingdom.
Melvin has experience in intellectual property auditing, pre-filing patentability search and advice, original drafting of patent specification and prosecution of patent applications, advice on patent infringement through to intellectual property portfolio management. He helps larger corporations, universities and research orientated companies, for whom he typically handles biotechnology, biochemical and chemical cases.
Melvin represents mechanical and electro-mechanical inventors. Although his primary technical discipline is biotechnology, he also works in mechanical inventions and computer/software type inventions. He has assisted clients in the high-end culinary industry with luxury culinary product brands in obtaining patent protection and defending against allegation of infringement in multi-jurisdiction.
Melvin worked at Bayer, Inc., and the Human Genome Center of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as a research associate scientist for a number of years before entering the field of intellectual property. Melvin is bilingual in Cantonese and English, and is conversant in Mandarin.
Melvin earned a degree in Molecular & Cell Biology and Biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MBA degree and an LL.B. degree. He is registered to practice before the US Patent and Trademark Office.
Memberships and Organizations: Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys, Fellow member The Hong Kong Institute of Trademark Practitioners, member The American Intellectual Property Law Association, member The Asian Patent Attorney Association, member