TIMOTHY LI is a senior managing associate in the IP Litigation practice of Sidley’s office in New York. Tim focuses primarily on district court cases and appeals to the Federal Circuit. Tim’s matters have involved IP litigation and patent diligence for mergers and acquisitions covering a variety of technologies, including CRISPR/Cas9, DNA, RNA, mRNA, RNAi and shRNA, gene editing, Factor VIII proteins, chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapies, microfluidics, immunoassay systems and diagnostic test kits, industrial enzymes, fuel ethanol production, biomarkers, robotic surgery devices, and methods and systems for processing sound to remove noise.
Tim argued on behalf of Veteran Warriors Inc. before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit regarding several challenges to portions of a rulemaking promulgated by the Secretary of Veteran Affairs relating to the Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers and the VA MISSION Act of 2018.
Prior to working at Sidley, Tim was an associate at another New York law firm where he practiced IP litigation across a wide range of technologies, including Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) phones, nucleic acid hybridization technology, clock recovery, and GPS- and WiFi-based location tracking technology. These matters involved taking and defending depositions, working with expert witnesses and preparing expert reports, and drafting and revising motions, briefs, statements, petitions, and other filings.
Tim clerked for Judge Raymond T. Chen on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Judge Nora Barry Fischer in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.
Tim received his law degree from the George Washington University Law School, where he was the managing editor for The George Washington Law Review. During law school, Tim received the Charles Glover Award for the highest grade point average for the third year of law school, and interned for Judge Randall R. Rader at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, the Office of General Counsel at the U.S. International Trade Commission, and Judge Deborah A. Batts at the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Prior to starting his legal career, Tim was a consultant for NERA Economic Consulting in the Oliver Wyman Group. He also gained hands-on biotech experience as a laboratory research assistant in infectious diseases, protein expression, and mouse models for protein signaling and cancer research at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School. He graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry and Physics and was a teaching fellow in organic chemistry at Harvard College.