Effectively and efficiently generating value through intellectual property is my top priority.

Sam concentrates his practice in intellectual property law with a focus on patent acquisition, freedom-to-operate, and opinions.  He specializes in software and computer-enabled technologies, including surgical systems, robotics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, extended reality, computer vision, data science, and device connectivity.

He is a counselor who is passionate about helping clients navigate complex patent matters. Sam immerses himself into the technology and views himself as a part of his client's team, executing patent objectives effectively and efficiently to meet client goals.

Sam joined Howard & Howard in 2010 as an intellectual property intern while attending law school in the evenings. Prior to joining Howard & Howard, he acquired over five years of software and electrical engineering experience in the automotive industry.



Intellectual Property

When ideas translate into products, processes, art, or authorship, we help clients protect their innovations and commercialize their work.



  • Wayne State University Law School, 2013
    • J.D., cum laude
  • University of Michigan, 2005
    • B.S., Electrical Engineering


  • Michigan Intellectual Property Law Association


  • Michigan, 2013
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2014

Professional Achievements

  • Michigan Super Lawyers, "Rising Stars," 2017-2018; 2020-2023