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William Li

William  Li

William Li is an Associate in the Litigation Department of Kaye Scholer’s Washington, DC office.

Since joining Kaye Scholer, William has participated in several patent litigations, as well as various complex commercial litigations and investigations. William’s experience includes drafting discovery documents, preparing outlines for depositions, working with experts to prepare expert reports, and drafting pre-trial motions and other trial preparation documents, including direct and cross-examinations.

William graduated cum laude from the Washington and Lee University School of Law in 2010 and received his undergraduate degree in English, with honors, and Biology, from Dartmouth College in 2005. He was also a Summer Associate at Kaye Scholer in 2009. He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish.

Representative Matters

  • Alexsam, Inc. v. Pier 1 Imports, Inc. (E.D. Tex. October 17–24, 2011): Represented defendant Pier 1 Imports, Inc. in a patent infringement case in Marshall, Texas involving Pier 1's gift card system. The jury returned a verdict that the two asserted patents were not infringed.

  • Successfully defended a payment processing company accused of patent infringement in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware.

Pro Bono Matters

  • Successfully represented a client whose shelter rights had been terminated, at a hearing before the D.C. Office of Administrative Hearings, resulting in reinstatement of homeless shelter benefits.

Practice Areas


Washington and Lee University School of Law, JD, cum laude, 2010

Dartmouth College, BA, English (with honors) and Biology, 2005

Bar Admission(s)


District of Columbia

Languages Spoken

Mandarin Chinese


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