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Wenting Li, Ph.D.

Patent Agent
Wenting Li

Wenting Li, Ph.D., is a patent agent in Sterne Kessler’s Biotechnology & Chemical and Electronics Practice Groups. Wenting prepares and prosecutes U.S. and foreign patent applications. She also assists in IP due diligence, such as conducting freedom to operate searches and analyses, patent landscape investigations, and patentability analyses. In addition, she has been actively involved in the research and preparation of infringement and validity opinions. Her areas of interest include chemistry, nanotechnology, semiconductor materials, electronic devices, clean energy, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology.

Wenting has a broad technical background. She studied chemistry, materials science and electrical engineering at the University of Pennsylvania, where she received her Ph.D., and Tsinghua University where she earned her B.S. degree. At the University of Pennsylvania, she conducted research on design, synthesis and application of novel organic and inorganic nano materials for high efficiency electronic devices. At Tsinghua University, she worked on research projects on nanocatalysts for fuel cells in a National Key Laboratory.

Prior to joining Sterne Kessler, Wenting was a consultant. Her clients included a global medical technology company, a medical website design start-up company, and university technology transfer offices. She advised clients about technology evaluation, market research, commercialization strategy and business development.

Technical Publications

  • Wenting Li, Taegweon Lee, Soong Ju Oh, and Cherie R. Kagan, “Diketopyrrolopyrrole-Based π-Bridged Donor–Acceptor Polymer for Photovoltaic Applications,” ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 2011, 3 (10), pp 3874–3883

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Chemistry with Research Concentration in Electrical Engineering
University of Pennsylvania
Tsinghua University


United States Patent & Trademark Office

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