Mr. Fares concentrates his practice in intellectual property law with a focus on patent preparation, prosecution, clearance work, and opinions in the electrical and computer arts.

He has counseled clients in relation to numerous electrical and computer related technologies including software and business methods, charge-coupled devices, antenna systems, integrated circuits, imaging systems, mobile device apps, surgical and medical devices, robotics, control systems, and computer technology and network systems.

Mr. Fares joined Howard & Howard in 2010 as an intellectual property intern while attending law school in the evenings. Prior to joining Howard & Howard, Mr. Fares acquired over five years of industry experience. While receiving his B.S. in Electrical Engineering, he worked at Visteon Automotive as a software engineer co-op for BMW infotainment applications. Most recently, Mr. Fares worked as an electrical systems engineer for Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems. There, he designed and developed electrical distribution systems in support of Ford Motor Company’s Explorer program, lead the development of product complexity, and was the lead creator of the electrical layout of the vehicle. He also has industry experience working for Delphi Corporation as an electrical design and release engineer.

Mr. Fares received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 2005. In 2013, he received his J.D., cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School. He is licensed to practice in the State of Michigan and before the United States Patent and Trademark Office.


Sam A. Fares

450 West Fourth Street
Royal Oak, MI 48067-2557
Office: (248) 723-0403
Fax: (248) 645-1568