Samuel I. Cockriel assists clients with patent litigation, prosecution, and licensing. He has experience in the automotive, mechanical, and medical device areas.
Sam graduated from Brigham Young University with a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering. While an undergraduate, he worked as a technician for an aircraft-component manufacturer and as a product designer.
Sam received his Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School, where he served as an Articles Editor of the George Washington Law Review and as a Dean’s Fellow for the first-year Legal Research and Writing course. Upon graduation, Sam received the Chris Bartok Memorial Award for excellence in the study of patent law.
The George Washington University Law School (J.D., 2018), highest honors, Order of the Coif
Brigham Young University (B.S. Mechanical Engineering, 2015)
- Author, IPR Proceedings Were Not Prohibited by a Forum Selection Clause in a Non-disclosure Agreement, October 2021
- Author, Federal Circuit Lacks Jurisdiction Over Standalone Antitrust Claim Concerning An Unenforceable Patent, June 2021
- Co-Author,No Patent Eligibility Reward for Customer Loyalty Program Computer System, February 2021
- Co-Author, An Old Method Using an Old Product From a New Source Is Not New, September 2020
- Co-Author, PTAB Cannot Shortcut the Two-Step Obviousness Analysis, July 2020
- Co-Author, Competing Evidence Regarding Whether Reference Qualifies as Primary Reference Precludes Summary Judgment of Obviousness of a Design Patent , April 2020
- Co-Author, PTAB Cannot Institute IPR on PTAB-Created Grounds, January 2020
- Co-Author, Prior Art Must Be Publicly Accessible, Not Actually Accessed, July 2019
- Co-Author, Finding No Unambiguous Definition in Record, Federal Circuit Applies Plain Meaning to Disputed PTAB Construction, May 2019
- Co-Author, IN RE: MARCO GULDENAAR HOLDINGS B.V., December 2018