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Rocky Li

Rocky Li's practice focuses on complex civil litigation, with a particular emphasis on technology and patent appeals.

Rocky has experience across various stages of the life cycle of a case: developing strategy prior to litigation, preparing a complaint, drafting dispositive motions, identifying key issues for appeal, and drafting appellate briefs.

Rocky served as a law clerk to the Honorable Timothy B. Dyk of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.  He was previously an associate at WilmerHale LLP.  During law school, he served as a law clerk on United States Senator Edward J. Markey's Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee staff.  Before law school, Rocky was a principal engineer in software development at Applied Predictive Technologies, now a Mastercard company.

Representative Matters

  • Leading medical device company in patent appeal to the Federal Circuit
  • Lighting manufacturer in patent appeal to the Federal Circuit
  • Investors alleging securities fraud against pharmaceutical company in appeal to the First Circuit
  • Metal parts manufacturer in appeal of commercial dispute to the Eleventh Circuit
  • Mobile game publisher in commercial dispute in the Northern District of California
  • Former officers of small business investment company in civil suit brought by the Small Business Administration as receiver for the company in the Eastern District of New York
  • Amicus brief for software company in copyright appeal to the Second Circuit


U.S. Patent No. 10,817,818 - Space Dataset Optimization, Co-Inventor


  • Law clerk to the Honorable Timothy B. Dyk, United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit


Harvard Law School, cum laude

Submissions Editor, Harvard Journal of Law & Technology

Cornell University, B.S. in computer science, magna cum laude

Tau Beta Pi

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office Patent Bar

Professional Affiliations

Board Member, Asian Pacific American Bar Association DC (APABA-DC)

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