Sarah Li Associate IP Lawyer and Patent Agent

Speaks:  English, Mandarin, Chinese

Year of Call: 2019 - Alberta

Primary phone: +1 403-298-1007

Fax: +1 403-263-9193


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Primary office:  Calgary

Sarah Li

Sarah Li is an associate in Gowling WLG's Calgary office, practising in the Intellectual Property Group. Her practice focuses on IP litigation, patent prosecution, and transactional work involving IP assets, including licensing and commercialization.

As a lawyer, her litigation practice involves patent litigation, trademark litigation and also copyright litigation. Sarah has appeared before both the Federal Court and the Federal Court of Appeal. One precedent-setting decision that Sarah was involved in is the Canmar Foods Ltd. v TA Foods Ltd. decision with respect to viability of summary judgments in patent actions and file wrapper estoppel.

As a patent agent, her prosecution work involves both patent drafting and patent prosecution. Sarah has experience in various fields including biochemistry, biotechnology, medical devices, mechanical devices, and oil and gas.

Sarah obtained her JD from the University of Calgary. Prior to entering law school, she completed her B.Sc. in biochemistry at McGill University. During law school, Sarah completed a legal internship with Innovate Calgary's Intellectual Property Management group (the innovation company of the University of Calgary), where she managed litigation files and clients, and assisted professors with respect to the commercialization of IP assets.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2019

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      Year of Call, Alberta
  • 2018

    • Education
      University of Calgary, JD
  • 2014

    • Education
      McGill University, B.Sc., Biochemistry


  • Intellectual Property Institute of Canada