Yuqi Li Ph.D.

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Associate

Philadelphia
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Overview

Yuqi Li's growing Intellectual Property practice focuses mainly on patent prosecution, client counseling and portfolio development, and patentability analysis investigations in the chemical and pharmaceutical sectors. As the holder of patents in chemistry herself, Yuqi has first-hand knowledge of all stages of the patent process. Yuqi draws from her extensive research experience as a synthetic chemist and her multidisciplinary scientific expertise to assist clients in protecting and managing their intellectual property.

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Intellectual Property Technology

  • Drafted and prosecuted domestic U.S., Patent Cooperation Treaty, and International patent applications in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and life sciences arts.
  • Drafted responses for patent application office actions from the USPTO and International jurisdictions covering a range of rejections.

Research

  • Synthesized and analyzed organic and organometallic precursors for semiconductor processes, evaluated their deposition properties for thin films by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and scaled up synthetic procedures to manufacture chemical precursors for semiconductor manufacturers.
  • Studied biotechnology applications of enzymes and enzyme models. Synthesized heme-copper/O2 adducts and conducted kinetic and reactivity studies to provide insight into the mechanism of oxygen bond cleavage as a model for the cytochrome c oxidase enzyme.
  • Led global cross-functional teams, collaborated with external customers to deliver products, supervised technicians and provided technical service to customers.
  • Synthesized and purified polypeptides and hydrogels that mimic extracellular matrices, then investigated stem cell activities in response to hydrogels including cell differentiation in guiding formation of osteoblasts; conducted protein and cell reactivity studies; determine G’ values of hydrogels composed of oppositely charged peptides.
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Experience

Intellectual Property Technology

  • Drafted and prosecuted domestic U.S., Patent Cooperation Treaty, and International patent applications in the chemical, pharmaceutical, and life sciences arts.
  • Drafted responses for patent application office actions from the USPTO and International jurisdictions covering a range of rejections.
  • Conducted freedom-to-operate, patentability analysis, and validity searches.
  • Provided patent and IP counseling to clients in a range of industries.
  • Managed patent portfolios and performed due diligence investigations.
  • Drafted LLC formation documents, trademark applications, and sales contracts and licensing agreements for startup companies.

Research

  • Synthesized and analyzed organic and organometallic precursors for semiconductor processes, evaluated their deposition properties for thin films by chemical vapor deposition (CVD) and scaled up synthetic procedures to manufacture chemical precursors for semiconductor manufacturers.
  • Led global cross-functional teams, collaborated with external customers to deliver products, supervised technicians and provided technical service to customers.
  • Synthesized and purified polypeptides and hydrogels that mimic extracellular matrices, then investigated stem cell activities in response to hydrogels including cell differentiation in guiding formation of osteoblasts; conducted protein and cell reactivity studies; determine G' values of hydrogels composed of oppositely charged peptides.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • Patents
    • U.S. Patent #11,035,038 B2, "Cold sintering of solid precursors"
    • International granted patents: CN108350574B, TWI732789B
  • Paul D. White 1L Diversity Scholarship (2019)

Prior Positions

  • BakerHostetler, LLP: Summer Associate (2019 and 2020)
  •  Entegris, Inc. (2014-2018)
    • Intellectual Property Technologist (2017 to 2018)
    • Research Scientist (2014 to 2018)
  • University of Maryland at Baltimore, School of Pharmacy: Research Scientist (2013 to 2014)
  • Ewha Womans University: Visiting Research Assistant (2010)

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 80,363

Education

  • J.D., The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law, 2021, cum laude; Staff Editor, The Ohio State Business Law Journal (2019 to 2020); CALI Excellence for the Future Awards in Intellectual Property (2019) and Sales (2021)
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, Johns Hopkins University, 2013; J. Brien Key Graduate Student Award (2011)
  • B.S., Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, 2006; Outstanding Undergraduate Research (2005)

Languages

  • Mandarin Chinese