Shawn S. Li, Ph.D.
Philadelphia Office

1735 Market Street
21st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7505

P: 215-772-7216
F: 215-731-3744


Dr. Shawn Li is a partner and member of the firm’s Intellectual Property Department. He has developed global protection strategies, drafted and prosecuted U.S. and international patent applications, prosecuted patent reexaminations and negotiated and prepared complex licenses and related agreements.

Relying on his education in the medical sciences, he provides counsel to clients in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, chemical, medical device and other technology related industries. He also advises U.S. and multinational clients on issues related to protecting intellectual property in China, including patent, trademark and trade secret enforcement actions, as well as cross border technology transfers and joint ventures.

Prior to joining Montgomery McCracken, Shawn gained experience working for nationally recognized law firms in Philadelphia. He has conducted patent infringement, validity and inequitable conduct analysis and assisted in preparation for expert reports and prepared expert witnesses.

Shawn worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of physiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and as a graduate research assistant at the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine.

Selected Publications

Selected Speaking Engagements

Professional Activities & Achievements

  • American Bar Association
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Academic Achievements

Shawn earned his J.D. degree from Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, a Ph.D. and M.S. degree in Pharmacology from New York University and a B.S. degree in Biology from Peking University.