Andrew E. Samuels

Partner

Columbus
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Overview

Andrew Samuels is an intellectual property litigator and registered patent attorney whose experience spans patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret litigation. He has taken three IP litigation cases to trial in the last four years, including a patent licensing dispute involving hotel Internet technology, a trademark dispute involving fitness equipment and a patent infringement dispute in the International Trade Commission involving radiopharmaceutical systems.

Beyond his IP litigation practice, Andrew serves on the Columbus office recruiting committee and as the writing advisor for the Columbus office summer associate program.

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  • Defending consumer products company against claims of patent infringement, trade-secret misappropriation and breach of contract involving consumer textile products, among others.
  • Representing healthcare services company in patent infringement litigation relating to ECG and EKG cables and lead wires.
  • Representing software vulnerability intelligence company in offensive and defensive litigation involving trade secrets and other intellectual property and contract rights relating to software vulnerability databases.
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Experience

  • Defending consumer products company against claims of patent infringement, trade-secret misappropriation and breach of contract involving consumer textile products, among others.
  • Representing healthcare services company in patent infringement litigation relating to ECG and EKG cables and lead wires.
  • Representing software vulnerability intelligence company in offensive and defensive litigation involving trade secrets and other intellectual property and contract rights relating to software vulnerability databases.
  • Defended provider of technology solutions for hospitality industry against claims of breach of patent license relating to hotel networking technology.
  • Represented health and beauty products manufacturer in multiple patent litigation matters relating to illuminated mirrors.
  • Defended manufacturer of radiopharmaceutical infusion systems and generators against patent infringement claims relating to infusion system technologies.
  • Defended fitness equipment manufacturer against claims of trademark infringement relating to weightlifting machines.
  • Defended home decor company against claims of patent infringement relating to freestanding pet barriers.
  • Defended healthcare services company against claims of trade-secret misappropriation and breach of contract relating to pharmacy accounting software.
  • Defended medical device manufacturer against patent infringement claims relating to wound-sealing technologies.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • The Legal 500 United States
    • Recommended in Intellectual Property: Patents: Litigation (Full Coverage) (2022)
  • Ohio Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2019 to 2022)

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Columbus Bar Association

Community

  • "Survey of Engineering Law:" Lecturer, The Ohio State University College of Engineering
  • Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competition: Brief Judge, University of Michigan Law School

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit, 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2022
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, 2013
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Registration No. 72,210
  • Ohio

Education

  • J.D., University of Michigan Law School, 2012, cum laude; Contributing Editor, Michigan Telecommunications and Technology Law Review
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, The Ohio State University, 2010, cum laude, Honors in Engineering

Blog

In The Blogs

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IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
Supreme Court Calls for Views of Solicitor General on Petition Involving International Reach of U.S. Trademark Law
By Andrew E. Samuels
May 2, 2022
This morning, the Supreme Court called for the views of the Solicitor General on the pending petition for writ of certiorari in Abitron Austria GmbH v. Hetronic International, Inc. In Abitron, the Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit...
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IP Intelligence: Insight on Intellectual Property
Federal Circuit Takes Judicial Notice of Wayback Machine Evidence of Prior Art
By Andrew E. Samuels
August 31, 2021
In its Aug. 17 decision in Valve Corporation v. Ironburg Inventions Ltd., the Federal Circuit appears to have cleared the way for district courts to take judicial notice of Wayback Machine captures as evidence of prior-art printed...
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