Samuel focuses his practice on complex patent litigation primarily in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and biotechnology fields.
Sam has worked on a wide variety of patent and intellectual property related cases, in numerous venues across the United States. From District Courts, to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board, to the Federal Circuit––Sam has experience throughout.
Sam understands that every case presents a unique and individualized scenario. He diligently works to understand the client’s goals and carefully crafts litigation and pre-litigation strategies to exceed expectations. Whether the strategy is to litigate, license, settle, redesign, or some other creative outside-the-box approach, Sam never loses sight of the big picture and the client’s goals.
His representative cases involve both patent owners and accused infringers, corporations (large and small), and individual inventors. As a battle-tested patent litigation attorney, Sam has far reaching experience at every stage of a case. From discovery, to taking and defending depositions, to expert selection and preparation, to pre-trial and trial, Sam is keenly aware of what it takes to go the distance to reach the desired outcome.
When Sam was in law school, he was a Federal judicial intern for the Honorable Judge Thomas Durkin at the Northern District of Illinois. He also worked at the John Marshall Law School Patent Clinic, where he helped small-time inventors protect their ideas.
He graduated with honors and received a JD Certificate in Intellectual Property with an emphasis on Patents. He received his law degree from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, cum laude, where he served as a staff member of the John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law (RIPL). He earned a B.S. in Biology from Northern Illinois University.
- Defended leading lighting distributor in six-year long litigation brought by a multi-billion dollar Japanese LED lighting company claiming patent infringement and seeking tens of millions of dollars. Following a two-week trial, and after just one hour of jury deliberation, Benesch’s IP litigators secured a unanimous verdict of no liability.