Samuel E. Webb

Sam has expertise in U.S. and international patent matters pertaining to life science, chemical, and medical device technologies. Before joining Seed IP, Sam was a partner at Stoel Rives LLP (2006-2014) and served as senior intellectual property counsel at NPS Pharmaceuticals in Salt Lake City, Utah (2004-2006), as a patent attorney at Johnson & Johnson/ALZA Corp. in Mountain View, California (2001-2004), and as a patent agent and associate patent attorney at Task Britt in Salt Lake City (1998-2001).

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


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."


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Honors & Awards

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2015-2022

Recommended, IAM Patent 1000, Prosecution: Washington, 2013, 2017-2022

Listed in IP Stars (Managing Intellectual Property®) for Patents, 2014-2022

Selected to Washington Rising Stars®, 2008