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Josepher Li

Josepher Li
949.386.8229
josepher.li@armondwilson.com

Josepher Li is a technical attorney focusing on high-stakes IP litigation with an emphasis on patent, trade secret, and copyright disputes. He represents patent owners and defendants in cases spanning diverse technologies including software, electronics, consumer goods, automotive technology, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. Josepher was recognized by Best Lawyers® in its 2023 “Ones to Watch” list for his work in IP litigation. A registered patent attorney, Josepher also counsels clients on offensive and defensive pre-litigation strategies, validity, infringement, and patent protection strategies. Josepher was previously a litigator at Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP.

Josepher received his engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During law school, he served as editor of I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society.

Education

J.D., cum laude, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
S.B., aerospace engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Awards

Best Lawyers, “Ones to Watch” (2023)

Representative Cases

Group III Int’l v. Targus Int’l LLC, IPR2021-00371 (Pat. Trial & Appeal Bd.): obtained a rare decision after full trial confirming validity of all 40 challenged claims in Targus’ groundbreaking patent on a checkpoint friendly bag design.

Advanced Micro Devices v. Monterey Research, IPR2020-01124 (Pat. Trial & Appeal Bd.): defended AMD and prevailed at trial, obtaining final decision canceling all 19 patent claims relating to memory technology asserted in pending litigation.

STMicroelectronics v. Purdue University, IPR2022-00252 (Pat. Trial & Appeal Board): successfully defended client Purdue University in defeating institution of IPR challenge to groundbreaking Purdue patent on silicon carbide MOSFET devices.

Sony Interactive Entertainment v. Intellectual Pixels, IPR2020-01248, IPR2021-00237 (Pat. Trial & Appeal Bd.): successfully defended patent owner and obtained rare IPR judgments after full trial confirming claims in two patents on video game graphics technology asserted in related litigation.

Edge Systems v. Venus Concept USA, No. 18-cv-62588 (S.D. Fla.): represented Edge Systems (The HydraFacial Company) in patent infringement litigation involving hydradermabrasion technology.  Case settled favorably with defendant paying “a substantial amount” to Edge Systems after obtaining favorable claim construction order.

Moxchange LLC v. Spectrum Brands, No. 21-cv-1496 (D. Del.): successfully represented defendant in obtaining an early dismissal with prejudice after filing motion to dismiss complaint asserting infringement of wireless networking patent.

X-Mobile Technologies v. HTC Corporation, No. 17-cv-00699 (E.D. Tex.): represented HTC in patent infringement litigation involving mobile device technology.  Case settled favorably.

Koni B.V. v. Tenneco Inc., et al., No. 17-cv-05369 (N.D. Ill.): represented Koni in litigation involving trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, fraud, and related tort claims relating to automotive shock absorbers.  After defeating motions to dismiss and to stay the case, dispute resolved favorably before trial.

O’Neil v. Razor USA, No. 18-cv-10757 (C.D. Cal.): represented Razor in copyright infringement litigation involving Instagram post.  Case settled favorably and confidentially.

Rhodes Pharmaceuticals LP v. Indivior Inc., No. 16-cv-01308 (D. Del.): represented Indivior in patent infringement litigation involving Suboxone® Sublingual Film.

Externship

Judicial extern to the Honorable Algenon L. Marbley, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (Spring 2016)

Media, Speeches and Publications

New Director Reviews: The Latest IPR Guidance From the Patent Office, The Recorder (Oct. 2022)

Exception to the Rule?, Nat’l Law Review (Sept. 2022)

Author, Getting a Seat at Counsel’s Table: Tips for Junior Associates, Bloomberg Law (July 2022)

PTAB Axes 19 Claims Of Patent Caught In Semiconductor Row, Law360 (Jan. 2022)

Speaker, PTAB Practitioner’s Series: A Different Ball Game: Depositions at the PTAB and District Court, Virtual Patent Gateway (Nov. 2021)

Author, The Case for Returning to the Office and Making It Work, Bloomberg Law (Jun. 2021)

Speaker, Patent Law 101 for Startups, MIT Global IAP Day (Jan. 2021)

Author, Inaccuracies in Copyright Registration: Copyright Claimants Beware, Accused Infringers Be Aware, Daily Journal (Mar. 2020)

Co-author, Issue-Preclusive Effect of Agency Decisions in the Patent Context, Daily Journal (Jun. 2019)

Co-author, Drosophila XBP1 Expression Reporter Marks Cells under Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and with High Protein Secretory Load, PLOS ONE (Sep. 2013)

Professional Affiliations

Board of Directors, MIT Club of Southern California
Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL), Orange County Chapter

Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. Patent Office
State of California

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Josepher Li

Josepher Li
949.386.8229
josepher.li@armondwilson.com

Josepher Li is a technical attorney focusing on high-stakes IP litigation with an emphasis on patent, trade secret, and copyright disputes. He represents patent owners and defendants in cases spanning diverse technologies including software, electronics, consumer goods, automotive technology, medical devices, and pharmaceuticals. Josepher was recognized by Best Lawyers® in its 2023 “Ones to Watch” list for his work in IP litigation. A registered patent attorney, Josepher also counsels clients on offensive and defensive pre-litigation strategies, validity, infringement, and patent protection strategies. Josepher was previously a litigator at Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP.

Josepher received his engineering degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. During law school, he served as editor of I/S: A Journal of Law and Policy for the Information Society.

Education

J.D., cum laude, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
S.B., aerospace engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Awards

Best Lawyers, “Ones to Watch” (2023)

Representative Cases

Group III Int’l v. Targus Int’l LLC, IPR2021-00371 (Pat. Trial & Appeal Bd.): obtained a rare decision after full trial confirming validity of all 40 challenged claims in Targus’ groundbreaking patent on a checkpoint friendly bag design.

Advanced Micro Devices v. Monterey Research, IPR2020-01124 (Pat. Trial & Appeal Bd.): defended AMD and prevailed at trial, obtaining final decision canceling all 19 patent claims relating to memory technology asserted in pending litigation.

STMicroelectronics v. Purdue University, IPR2022-00252 (Pat. Trial & Appeal Board): successfully defended client Purdue University in defeating institution of IPR challenge to groundbreaking Purdue patent on silicon carbide MOSFET devices.

Sony Interactive Entertainment v. Intellectual Pixels, IPR2020-01248, IPR2021-00237 (Pat. Trial & Appeal Bd.): successfully defended patent owner and obtained rare IPR judgments after full trial confirming claims in two patents on video game graphics technology asserted in related litigation.

Edge Systems v. Venus Concept USA, No. 18-cv-62588 (S.D. Fla.): represented Edge Systems (The HydraFacial Company) in patent infringement litigation involving hydradermabrasion technology.  Case settled favorably with defendant paying “a substantial amount” to Edge Systems after obtaining favorable claim construction order.

Moxchange LLC v. Spectrum Brands, No. 21-cv-1496 (D. Del.): successfully represented defendant in obtaining an early dismissal with prejudice after filing motion to dismiss complaint asserting infringement of wireless networking patent.

X-Mobile Technologies v. HTC Corporation, No. 17-cv-00699 (E.D. Tex.): represented HTC in patent infringement litigation involving mobile device technology.  Case settled favorably.

Koni B.V. v. Tenneco Inc., et al., No. 17-cv-05369 (N.D. Ill.): represented Koni in litigation involving trade secret misappropriation, breach of contract, fraud, and related tort claims relating to automotive shock absorbers.  After defeating motions to dismiss and to stay the case, dispute resolved favorably before trial.

O’Neil v. Razor USA, No. 18-cv-10757 (C.D. Cal.): represented Razor in copyright infringement litigation involving Instagram post.  Case settled favorably and confidentially.

Rhodes Pharmaceuticals LP v. Indivior Inc., No. 16-cv-01308 (D. Del.): represented Indivior in patent infringement litigation involving Suboxone® Sublingual Film.

Externship

Judicial extern to the Honorable Algenon L. Marbley, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio (Spring 2016)

Media, Speeches and Publications

New Director Reviews: The Latest IPR Guidance From the Patent Office, The Recorder (Oct. 2022)

Exception to the Rule?, Nat’l Law Review (Sept. 2022)

Author, Getting a Seat at Counsel’s Table: Tips for Junior Associates, Bloomberg Law (July 2022)

PTAB Axes 19 Claims Of Patent Caught In Semiconductor Row, Law360 (Jan. 2022)

Speaker, PTAB Practitioner’s Series: A Different Ball Game: Depositions at the PTAB and District Court, Virtual Patent Gateway (Nov. 2021)

Author, The Case for Returning to the Office and Making It Work, Bloomberg Law (Jun. 2021)

Speaker, Patent Law 101 for Startups, MIT Global IAP Day (Jan. 2021)

Author, Inaccuracies in Copyright Registration: Copyright Claimants Beware, Accused Infringers Be Aware, Daily Journal (Mar. 2020)

Co-author, Issue-Preclusive Effect of Agency Decisions in the Patent Context, Daily Journal (Jun. 2019)

Co-author, Drosophila XBP1 Expression Reporter Marks Cells under Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress and with High Protein Secretory Load, PLOS ONE (Sep. 2013)

Professional Affiliations

Board of Directors, MIT Club of Southern California
Association of Business Trial Lawyers (ABTL), Orange County Chapter

Admissions

U.S. Supreme Court
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. Patent Office
State of California