Leadership

Ehab M. Samuel

Senior Advisor

Ehab Samuel has over 16 years of experience in intellectual property law with an emphasis on patent and trademark prosecution, counseling, litigation and licensing as well as copyright, trade secret, false advertising and unfair competition. With a Masters Degree in both Electrical Engineering and Chemical Engineering, Mr. Samuel is often relied upon to understand complex technologies and craft winning legal strategies that meet the client’s business objectives. 


Mr. Samuel has litigated cases in federal trial and appellate courts throughout the country, before the International Trade Commission (ITC), and at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB). Most recently, he represented a gaming company in ten proceedings at the PTAB, where 61% of the client’s patent claims survived the patentability challenges – an exceptional outcome when compared to the PTAB’s average claim survival rate of 25.6%. 


Mr. Samuel also maintains an active practice on patent and trademark procurement, counseling and licensing. His patent experience encompasses a wide range of industries, including biomedical devices, electronics, computer architecture, computer networks, wireless and satellite communications, semiconductor devices, software and chemical processes/compositions. His trademark experience includes first-chairing a number of trademark opposition and petition-for-cancellation matters, managing trademark portfolios in excess of over 1,000 trademarks worldwide, and combating counterfeiting, cybersquatting and trademark squatting activities worldwide. 


As an active bar leader, Mr. Samuel has served as President of the Orange County Intellectual Property Law Association (OCIPLA) and has chaired and/or served on several committees at the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), including Amicus, Professional Programs, Mid-Winter Institute, Education, New Lawyers, Membership, Nominations and the IP Law Associations Committees. He is a frequent lecturer at legal education seminars, including at the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), the AIPLA, the OCIPLA and the State Bar of California IP Section. Mr. Samuel has repeatedly been recognized as a “rising star” and a “super lawyer” in the field of intellectual property. 


Mr. Samuel has an undergraduate degree from the University of Windsor, an M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago, a J.D. degree from the Chicago-Kent College of Law at the Illinois Institute of Technology, and an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and an LL.M degree from The George Washington University.

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