Dan Li is a registered patent attorney, admitted to practice in Massachusetts and before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. His practice includes patent prosecution, portfolio analysis, and freedom-to-operate opinions. In addition to his legal expertise, Dan has an accomplished background as a research scientist and inventor. This scientific experience gives him an in-depth appreciation of clients’ needs and objectives. He explains, “I help clients identify what they really want, and help them prepare a long-term plan for developing a portfolio.”
Dan’s technical background is in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, and artificial intelligence. Before joining Schwegman, Dan was a principle research scientist. He has more than 10 years of experience in algorithm design and development in the medical device industry. As a scientist, he managed a number of research projects and clinical studies.
Being an inventor of over 50 issued patents himself, Dan has a deep understanding of inventors’ viewpoints. He understands their focuses, as well as what aspects they may tend to neglect. He has insight into what assistance inventors may need in perfecting their patent application. As Dan explains, working with inventors is one of the most rewarding aspects of his position.
Throughout his career, Dan has been fascinated by new technology. He enjoys how, as a patent attorney, he has the opportunity to learn about new developments in different industries.
Dan has a work philosophy of “planning strategically — staying focused — getting the job done.” He finds that this philosophy is key to effective time management and better work-life balance. Outside of work, he enjoys travelling. Some of his favorite destinations have included Norway and Denmark.
William Mitchell College of Law
St. Paul, MN, J.D. cum laude, 2014
Signal Processing and Communication, Artificial Intelligence
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Heart Rhythm, 3(5), S150, 2006
IEEE Signal Processing Magazine, 19(2), 17-19, March 2002.
EURASIP Journal on Applied Signal Processing, 4:321-337, March 2003.
Computers in biology and medicine, 32(4):261-282, 2002.
Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 28(9):1101-1115, 2000
Boston Scientific Corporation / Guidant, Principal Research Scientist and Project Lead, 2002 – 2012
Motorola Inc., Software Engineer Intern, 2000