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Background

J. Wesley Samples is an Associate in the litigation group in Fish & Richardson’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on patent litigation in federal district courts, particularly in the Eastern District of Texas. Mr. Samples has worked with a wide range of technologies, including pharmaceuticals, computer hardware and software, and mobile communication devices.

From 2013-2014, Mr. Samples served as a law clerk for the Honorable John D. Love of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.  Prior to clerking, Mr. Samples worked as a Patent Litigation Associate, focusing on software and encryption related technologies.  He also has experience with biotechnology and medical device licensing and commercialization.​

Education

J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law 2011
Founder, Sumbissions Editor (Vol. 1), Production Editor (Vol. 2), Journal of Law, Technology & the Internet


B.S., University of California, Davis 2007
Molecular Genetics
cum laude


B.A., University of California, Davis 2007
English
cum laude

Admissions

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office 2012
  • Oregon 2012
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit 2015
  • District of Columbia 2016

Clerkships

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, The Honorable John D. Love, 2013 - 2014

Memberships & Affiliations

​•Eastern District of Texas Bar Association, Planning Committee
•Giles S. Rich American Inn of Court, Member​

Other Distinctions

​Select Publications
• J. Wesley Samples, The Dilemma of Declaratory Judgments and Licensing Patents: The Impact of Uncertainty Surrounding the Declaratory Judgment Standard, Ass’n of U. Tech. Managers, Annual Meeting, 2 (2011).
• John W. Samples, The Conundrum of Human Gene Patents, 2007 – 2008 U. of Cal. Davis Prized Writing: Sci. & Technical Papers 28 (2008).
• Kelley MJ, Rose A, Song K, Lystrup B, Samples JW, Acott TS, p38 MAP Kinase Pathway and Stromelysin Regulation in Trabecular Meshwork Cells, 48 Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Sci. 3126 (2007).