As a patent litigator, Sam has represented Fortune 100 companies in sophisticated intellectual property litigation matters in front of federal courts and the International Trade Commission (ITC). He leverages his previous experience as a software developer where he managed and implemented complex web-based projects, including the .com sites for major financial services and telecommunications companies.
Prior to joining Folio, Sam co-founded and developed De Novo IP, a platform for the automated mining and evaluation of patent portfolios. He has over seven years of patent litigation experience from practicing with the Tensegrity Law Group LLP, Kirkland & Ellis LLP, and Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP. Before law school, Sam worked for six years as a technology consultant at Sapient Corporation (acquired by Publicis).
Counseled solo inventor in establishing a patent-holding company for monetizing a portfolio (discovered by De Novo IP mining tools) against a multinational conglomerate. Lined up key stakeholders and funding. Directed and implemented chief litigation strategies.
Assessed the portfolios of patent-holding and licensing companies for the monetization of intellectual properties. Collaborated with stakeholders to develop and implement all recommended litigation strategies, including by presenting infringement, validity, and damages analyses for potential patent acquisitions. Assisted in securing multi-million dollar settlements for several clients.
Established one of the first USA victories in the ITC for a large multinational technology company against an infringing incumbent. Specifically requested by head of IP department to return to second chair for the examination of key fact and technical witnesses.
- J.D. – University of Michigan
- B.S. Computer Science – Duke University
- Member of the California State Bar