Kam W. Li
Of Counsel
525 B Street, Suite 2200
San Diego, CA 92101
P. 164.060.8708
F. 164.299.0908
Practice Areas

Admissions: California ; United States Patent and Trademark Office

Languages: Mandarin, Cantonese

Professional Summary

Kam W. Li counsels clients on a wide range of United States and international matters, including cross-border transactions, litigation, intellectual property strategies, IP protection and enforcement (esp. China IPR enforcement), technology licensing, intellectual capital and strategic partnering relationships.

Kam’s clients include regulatory agencies, multinational corporations and financial institutions in the United States and the Far East. Kam is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of California, the U.S. Federal Courts and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Court.

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Representative Matters

  • Represents clients in cross-border, complex IPR litigation and ITC proceedings (337) in the United States. 
  • Represents clients in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong in commercial litigations in the United States.
  • Structures joint venture/licensing relationship between US technology client and Chinese company for the importation and distribution of proprietary products in China.
  • Counsels clients in international project financing and access to capital market in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Mainland China - (Top 10 award recognized by the Quality Brands Protection Committee)
  • Counsels clients in partnering negotiations, technology acquisition, licensing, joint research, development and outsourcing production and distribution relationships for clients in the US, China and other countries.
  • Undertake enforcement actions on behalf of US and international clients against IPR abuses in China.
  • Prosecutes administrative and criminal enforcement actions against counterfeiters and seizure of substantial counterfeits.
  • Counsel clients in the execution of their Global IPR enforcement strategy focusing on China (administrative and judicial enforcement and raids and customs seizures against counterfeiters and infringers).
  • Conducted due diligence in examining multi-billion dollar loan portfolios for professional liability and advising institution on remedies and actions to recover.


  • 2019 West Coast Top Rated Lawyers, ALM
  • AmLaw Top Rated Lawyer in Intellectual Property Law, 2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rating
  • San Diego Super Lawyers® 2007 (Intellectual Property)
  • “Top Lawyers,” San Diego Magazine, 2013-present


  • Hong Kong Association of Southern California – Chair, Board of Directors
  • Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego – Past President
  • The World Trade Center - Past Board Member
  • San Diego Elderly Chinese Association - Volunteer


  • JD, University of San Diego Law School
  • MS (Mechanical Engineering), The University of Arizona
  • BS (Mechanical Engineering), The University of Arizona, with high distinction


Kam appears frequently as a guest speaker at professional conferences on intellectual property, international transactions and technology deployment issues and doing business in the Greater China region.
  • “Technology Transfer Principles and Techniques – from a Market Perspective” Sino-American Economic and Technology Forum, January 6, 2019.
  • “An Edge to Monetize Intellectual Property in the Greater China Region,” The 22nd SinoAmerican Biotech Entrepreneur Symposium, September 9, 2018.
  • “The Global Inventor,” Ecovacs Robotics Intellectual Property Workshop, Suzhou, China, September 4, 2018.
  • “Licensing of IP & Tech Transfer in Biotech Arena,” The 21th SinoAmerican Biotech Pharma Symposium,  April 12, 2018.
  • “A Leveraged Advantage Model in U.S. IP Litigation,” Beijing, China, May 10, 2017.
  • "IPR – Legalized Anti-competition, International Microelectronics Packaging Society," San Diego, February 28, 2017.
  • "Defending a Foreign Litigant in the US," Technology Executive Group, Hsinchu, Taiwan, April, 2016.
  • "Collaborative Approach to Cross-Border Litigation," Taiwan Legal Professional Group, Taipei, April, 2016.
  • Panel Discussion “International Legal Practice in Asia,” California Western School of Law, February 19, 2016.
  • “International Intellectual Property Protection and Enforcement,” San Diego International Music Educators Symposium,  January 17, 2016.
  • Panelist. “Medical Technologies Export Workshop,” California State University San Marcos, San Marcos, CA, April 24, 2015.
  • Panelist. "Intellectual Property Protection in China," District Export Council San Diego & Imperial, San Diego, CA, December 11, 2014. 
  • "Licensing in Strategic Partnership," Taipei International IPR Conference, Taipei, May, 2014.
  • "Countering Online IPR Abuses on Chinese Trade Portals," Tokyo, May, 2014.
  • “China Business Outlook Business Strategy,” San Diego World Trade Center, February 6, 2014.
  • “Beyond 101: Building a China Practice - IP and Brand Protection and China Strategy,” San Diego Chinese Attorneys Association & the Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego & the San Diego County Bar Association, San Diego, CA, May 9, 2013.