- J.D. with honors, The University of Texas School of Law, 2009. Editor-in-Chief, Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal.
- M.Eng., Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2006.
- S.B., Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005.
- State of Texas
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the Northern, Eastern, Southern, and Western Districts of Texas
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Kat Li is an associate in the Austin office of McKool Smith. Ms. Li’s practice focuses on patent litigation and has included actions in Federal District Court, the United States International Trade Commission, and the United State Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. Ms. Li is experienced with all aspects of patent litigation from pre-filing investigation to post-trial briefing to appeal.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Li served as a law clerk for the Honorable Arthur J. Gajarsa at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. and the Honorable Leonard E. Davis at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in Tyler, Texas.
While attending law school, Ms. Li was the Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Intellectual Property Law Journal and served as a judicial intern for the Honorable Lee Yeakel at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. At MIT, Ms. Li was a Materials Processing and Manufacturing Institute Graduate Fellow and a Humanities, Art, and Social Sciences Burchard Scholar.
Professional & Community Activities
- President, Association of Former Law Clerks of the Eastern District of Texas
- Associate Member, The Honorable Lee Yeakel Intellectual Property Inn of Court
- Member, Austin Intellectual Property Law Association
- Registered Patent Attorney before the United States Patent and Trademark Office