It is with deep sorrow that we note the loss of our friend and colleague Samuel Borodach, who passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2024. Sam was part of the Fish family for more than 25 years and was one of the first attorneys in our New York office when he joined Fish as an associate in 1995. He became a principal of the firm in 2000. Sam was an outstanding lawyer in addition to a wonderful colleague and kind friend, and he will be deeply missed.

Samuel Borodach practices in the areas of patent prosecution, strategic counseling, due diligence investigations, and post-grant proceedings such as inter partes review, as well as infringement and validity studies. Samuel’s practice focuses on a wide range of electronic, software, and mechanical technologies, including semiconductor device and optoelectronic module design, device fabrication and packaging, integrated circuits, optical sensors and imagers, and medication adherence solutions. His clients include midsized and large corporations as well as startup and other early-stage companies. Samuel’s experience also includes various phases of patent litigation in U.S. District Courts, including jury and non-jury trials, as well as appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

Samuel’s prior research experience includes work at the Columbia University School of Engineering (1987-1989) in fabrication of semiconductor devices and coupling of optical fibers and optoelectronic devices.