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Linli Liu

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Linli Liu

Patent Agent
  • Smart & Biggar LP
Language(s): English | Chinese (Mandarin)

Protecting innovation through an engineering lens

With a practice focused on patent drafting and prosecution, Linli draws from her strong technical expertise. She understands her client’s business needs and goals and provides informed strategic patent support. As an IP practitioner with an advanced degree in electrical engineering, Linli has a diverse range of technical expertise, allowing her to advise clients on the best course of action in complex patent issues. 

After receiving her master’s degree, Linli worked as an in-house patent engineer in a global telecommunication company located in China, where she gained valuable experience in drafting patent applications and prosecuting patent applications in various technical areas, such as telecommunications, semiconductor areas, consumer devices, and artificial intelligence. Linli assisted clients from the initial stages of identifying candidates for patent protection, preparing and filing patent applications and prosecuting applications before patent offices throughout the world. She has also been involved in the enforcement and value create aspects of IP assets in the context of IP licensing and IP transactions. 

Linli was a certified Chinese patent agent and is familiar with Canadian, US, and Chinese patent law. In addition, she brings knowledge and experience with patent laws in other jurisdictions, including Europe, Japan, and Korea where she managed a large volume of patent portfolios.


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  • Member, Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)