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.
- 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