As in-house and outside counsel, Sam has represented clients ranging from multi-national, publicly traded companies to emerging start-ups. He has developed global patent portfolios pertaining to business-critical technologies at every stage of development, and his practice includes the procurement of U.S. and international patents, patent portfolio management, analysis of patent infringement and validity, due diligence evaluations and support, and strategic counseling concerning the patent-related aspects of product life cycle management. Beyond counseling clients in matters relating to patent procurement and analysis, Sam helps clients negotiate and draft licenses, technology development, and collaboration agreements.
S.J. Quinney College of Law - University of Utah - J.D. 1999
University of Utah - Biology - B.S. 1996
Sam is admitted to practice in Washington and Utah and is registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He is a member of the Washington State Patent Law Association (WSPLA), American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), and the Government Affairs Council of Life Science Washington (formerly Washington Biotechnology and Biomedical Association). From 2009-2013, Sam served as a part-time lecturer at the University of Washington School of Law, where he taught "IP Appellate Advocacy."
Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2015-2021
Recommended, IAM Patent 1000, Prosecution: Washington, 2013, 2017-2020
Listed in IP Stars (Managing Intellectual Property®), 2014-2019
Selected to Washington Rising Stars®, 2008