• New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court - New Jersey
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • American Chemical Society
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Sino-American Pharmaceutical Professionals Association


  • Villanova University School of Law, JD
  • Carnegie Mellon University, PHD
  • East China University of Science and Technology, BS
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Francine F. Li, Ph.D.


Philadelphia, PA v. +1.215.569.5716 f. +1.215.832.5716

Francine F. Li concentrates her practice on patent prosecution, client counseling, and patent litigation. Dr. Li has represented clients ranging from international and national companies to educational and research institutions, to start-ups.

Dr. Li’s experience includes the following:

  • drafting, filing, and prosecuting U.S. and foreign patent applications
  • assessing patent validity or invalidity; providing freedom-to-operate or infringement opinions
  • counseling clients on patent strategies and portfolio management
  • preparing Paragraph IV Notice Letters pursuant to the Hatch-Waxman Act
  • representing clients in Hatch-Waxman litigation matters

Prior to practicing law, Dr. Li was a researcher for nearly a decade in the pharmaceutical industry in the areas of drug discovery and development. Her technical background also spans the fields of materials, laboratory automation, and process development and optimization.

Ms. Li is fluent in Chinese.