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Anne Elise Herold Li

Anne Elise Herold Li

Crowell & Moring LLP

New York, NY, USA


Anne Elise Herold Li is a patent litigator in the New York office of Crowell & Moring. As a counsel in the Intellectual Property Group, Anne focuses her practice on intellectual property litigation, counseling, and patent procurement. She represents a wide-range of clients, including generic pharmaceuticals, medical devices, hybrid engines, software, and mobile devices. She litigates in both federal and state court, has been lead counsel in Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings, and has also successfully represented clients at the International Trade Commission (ITC). Her practice covers an array of technologies, with a special emphasis on biotechnology, Hatch-Waxman, medical device, and hand-held electronics industries. Her experience includes patent litigation, trade secret misappropriation, trademark enforcement, false advertising, and unfair competition cases. 

Anne was recognized as a 2013 and 2014 "Rising Star" in intellectual property litigation by Super Lawyers Magazine, New York Metro edition.

Anne handles all aspects of patent litigation, from pre-suit investigations, through discovery, Markman proceedings, summary judgment motions, trials, and appeals. Her experience also includes assisting clients with the evaluation of patents of third parties and rendering detailed opinions relating to patent invalidity, non-infringement, and unenforceability. She advises clients concerning intellectual property procurement and enforcement strategies. Anne is experienced in technology transfer agreements, such as drafting licenses and advising start-up clients on all aspects of intellectual property. 

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Anne was an associate at an intellectual property firm. Before that, Anne was an epidemiologist at the New York City Department of Health, where she received an award for her work on the anthrax outbreak in 2001. Prior to joining the Department of Health, Anne worked at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). 

Anne also maintains an active pro bono practice. She received the Thurgood Marshall Award from the Association of the Bar of the City of New York for her pro bono work, and she also received the Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award, summa cum laude, for her pro bono work while in law school.

Anne earned her B.A. in psychology, focusing on biospsychology from the University of Chicago, her M.P.H in Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, and her J.D. from Fordham University, where she was on the Intellectual Property Law Journal. 

Anne is admitted to the New York and District of Columbia bars. She is a member of the bar of The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, as well as various federal district courts. She is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

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