Sam has drafted and prosecuted applications for patents and registered designs all over the world for clients ranging from individual inventors and start-ups through to multinational corporations. His experience is mainly in private practice. He has also worked in the patent department of a large multinational communications provider, gaining experience in the management and commercialisation of IP portfolios. He also has experience dealing with patent infringement and validity disputes before the IPEC and the High Court. Sam is well-versed in patent drafting and global patent prosecution, conducting due diligence and freedom-to-operate assessments and in hearings before the European Patent Office and the Boards of Appeal.
Sam specialises in technical fields which include telecommunications, fintech, audio and video coding, network technologies, complex data processing methods, medical technologies, manufacturing, and machining technologies, and in the automotive and consumer products sectors.