SAM DILLON focuses on patent litigation and high-stakes post-grant proceedings at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) involving consumer electronics, information technology and medical devices. He has worked on more than 50 inter partes reviews, covered business method reviews and inter partes reexaminations since joining the firm’s Intellectual Property Litigation group. These matters involve diverse technologies such as networking, information security, cellular communications, graphical user interfaces and medical diagnostic technology. His experience includes deposing and defending expert witnesses, drafting appellate briefs and serving as backup counsel before the PTO.
Prior to joining Sidley, Sam worked at the PTO for almost a decade, first serving as a patent examiner specializing in computer architecture and later working closely with administrative patent judges at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to adjudicate inter partes reviews, covered business method reviews, ex parte appeals and interference proceedings. While in law school, Sam was a staff member for the AIPLA Quarterly Journal, interned for the Honorable Theodore R. Essex at the International Trade Commission and won his law school’s 2014 AIPLA Giles S. Rich Memorial Moot Court Competition.
Admissions & Certifications
- U.S. Patent & Trademark Office
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
- District of Columbia
- The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2014 (with honors)
- Case Western Reserve University, B.S., 2005