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Melvin Li

Melvin Li

Associate

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Melvin Li is a US patent agent and a UK patent attorney. His intellectual property law practice is wide-ranging and international oriented, and he has been practicing patent law from Hong Kong since 1998. 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.

  • University of California, Berkeley, Bachelors of Arts, Molecular & Cell Biology and Biochemistry, 1992
  • University of London, London, Bachelor’s degree in Law (LL.B.), 2002
  • Golden Gate University, San Francisco, Master’s Degree in Business Administration, 1995
  • Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Asian Patent Attorney Association
  • Fellow member The Hong Kong Institute of Trademark Practitioners
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • U. K. Intellectual Property Enterprise Court
  • Overview

    Melvin Li is a US patent agent and a UK patent attorney. His intellectual property law practice is wide-ranging and international oriented, and he has been practicing patent law from Hong Kong since 1998. 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.

  • Education
    • University of California, Berkeley, Bachelors of Arts, Molecular & Cell Biology and Biochemistry, 1992
    • University of London, London, Bachelor’s degree in Law (LL.B.), 2002
    • Golden Gate University, San Francisco, Master’s Degree in Business Administration, 1995
  • Memberships
    • Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys
    • American Intellectual Property Law Association
    • Asian Patent Attorney Association
    • Fellow member The Hong Kong Institute of Trademark Practitioners
  • Admissions
    • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
    • U. K. Intellectual Property Enterprise Court