Sam's practice involves many areas of intellectual property law, including preparation and prosecution of domestic and foreign patents. His patent application experience includes a wide range of electrical, electromechanical, mechanical and biomedical technologies.
Sam taught law as an assistant professor at the University of Dayton from 2008 to 2012. He was also litigation counsel for Furukawa Electric North America (parent company of OFS Fitel, LLC, which was the optical fiber division for AT&T/Lucent). Prior to working as an in-house attorney, he worked at the intellectual property law firm of Thomas, Kayden, Horstemeyer & Risley, LLP and McGuireWoods, LLP, both in Atlanta, Georgia.
Georgia State University College of Law, J.D., 2001 (cum laude)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Ph.D. (Biomedical Engineering), 1998 (with high distinction)
Worcester Polytechnic Institute, M.E. (Biomedical Engineering), 1998
The University of Michigan, B.S.E. (Electrical Engineering), 1992
During law school, Sam participated in Moot Court and was a semi-finalist in the Southeast Regional Competition. He also founded the Intellectual Property Board at Georgia State and performed externships with the Honorable Marvin Shoob, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, and the Honorable Wendy L. Shoob, Fulton County Superior Court.
Sam is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, and is also registered to practice before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.