How Sam Helps Clients
Sam focuses on drafting and prosecuting patent applications in software and computer science fields. He has experience drafting patent applications in areas such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, cybersecurity, computer gaming, computer networking, computer simulation, blockchain, autonomous vehicles, and software testing. Sam also has experience drafting patent applications in various other areas of software and computer engineering.
Prior to working as a patent attorney, Sam worked as a software engineer designing simulation software applications to model control system hardware and control system software. Sam also has experience working with simulation software applications to model thermohydraulic systems.
What Clients Can Expect
With his previous work experience as a software engineer, Sam can communicate effectively with clients at a detailed level to fully understand the ins and outs of their technology. Sam is conscious of clients’ understanding of the patent process and he works to ensure clients clearly understand how their technology fits into drafting and prosecuting a patent application.
We can bring the greatest value to our clients by continually learning, both in technology and the law.
Outside the Office
Sam spends his free time working on personal software projects and spending time with family and friends. He also enjoys playing ice hockey and practicing music. Sam dedicates time to teaching music as a drumline instructor for various organizations and Drum Corps in the Pittsburgh area and beyond.
Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 2021, Intellectual Property Law Concentration; CALI Excellence for the Future Award for Patent Law, Basic Federal Income Taxation, and Criminal Procedure; Outstanding Oral Argument Award for Legal Research and Writing; Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association Student Leadership Award 2021
Pennsylvania State University, M.S., 2019, Master of Software Engineering
University at Buffalo, B.S., 2014, Honors, Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Minor in Music Performance
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania
- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
- American Intellectual Property Law Association
- Pittsburgh Intellectual Property Law Association
- IEEE Computer Society