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Samuel C. Harrod

Samuel C. Harrod


Pittsburgh, PA

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 other applications of software and computer engineering.

Sam has worked on various patent infringement matters, preparing and drafting discovery motions, participating in inter partes review proceedings before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, and rendering patentability and invalidity opinions.

Prior to working as a patent attorney, Sam worked as a software engineer designing simulation applications to model control systems and thermohydraulic systems.

What Clients Can Expect

With previous experience as a software engineer, Sam communicates effectively with clients about details of their inventions to fully understand their technology and business goals. 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 prosecution of 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.