Sam Sokhansanj

Patent & Trademark Attorney

Practice Area and Background:

Attorney Sam Sokhansanj has been practicing law since 2007, and has been in involved with intellectual property matters since 2004. His primary practice areas are in intellectual property matters, particularly patent, trademark, copyright, litigation, licensing, internet/domain law, and general business law related matters. Prior to practicing patent law, Sam was a Former USPTO Contract Patent Examiner, Boeing Systems Engineer, Technical Adviser,  and Business Owner.  Sam has prosecuted patent applications for clients such as IBM and Nortel Networks and provided litigation support in trademark and copyright infringement matters and counseling on intellectual property licensing agreements.  In addition, Sam has significant experience in performing prior art analysis for pending intellectual property matters relating to patents and patent applications including infringement, freedom to operate, invalidity, and clearance searches. He has also examined over 3,000  PCT patent applications for the USPTO in the Electrical, Computer, Mechanical, Life Science, Biomedical, and Business Method Arts.


J.D., Law, 2007, cum laude, Seattle University School of Law
M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Southern Methodist University
M.Sc. in Biomedical Engineering, UT Southwestern Medical Center
B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering, Texas Tech University


2007, Texas State Bar
2006, United States Patent and Trademark Office
US District Court, Eastern & Northern Districts, Texas


Sam Sokhansanj and Dennis Fernandez, Top-12 Most Common Mistakes Related to Intellectual Property Rights During Venture Capital Due Diligence. J. BIOLAW & BUS., Vol. 10, No. 3, 2007.
Sam Sokhansanj and Dennis Fernandez, Strategic Intellectual Property Implementation and Management. IKONE-2007, September 2007.  

Sample Prosecuted & Issued Patents:

  US 7,899,938 B1 – Integrated medical sensor and messaging system and method. Abstract: Internet-based software and associated database provide group analysis overlay to monitor client-server web traffic and provide direct marketing to client group. Client car, patient, office or school sensor and interface provides overlay attribute for database comparison to classify usage pattern, location, timing, or family for targeted messaging for enhanced service from server source. Database group registry tracks client classification and provides adaptive context mapping according to set attribute relative to targeted on-line transaction. Link to patent:


US 7,486,993 B2 – Brain stimulation method and device. Abstract: The present invention provides for applying electric impulse trains to a patient. A ditherer generates a plurality of indicia, each of the plurality of indicia corresponding to an impulse train. The ditherer is further configured to vary the time period between generating the indicia corresponding to the plurality of impulse trains. There is also a plurality of outputs for each of the plurality of indicia. Each of the two impulse trains are substantially 180 degrees out of phase with one another.


GB 2441078 (UK Patent) – Implantable network biosensor and system for diagnosis and therapy. Abstract: A computer based method of predicting therapeutic strategy comprising representing one or more biological processes and molecular interactions as mathematical models and accessing a systems biology platform via a network to simulate drug effects and predict outcomes of interactions with the drug to aid target discovery and validation. Also claimed is an implantable network biosensor device comprising a sensor unit for receiving a multi-sensor signal from a biosensor platform detecting a biological material of a host, a controller for processing a systems-biology platform for simulation modelling of the biological material and a reservoir for releasing a therapeutic to the host wherein the sensor may automatically detect an effect of the therapeutic on the host.


US 7,492,762 B2 - Method for dynamic flow mapping in a wireless network. Abstract: The present invention provides for mapping of plurality of IP flows to a plurality service instances. A plurality of IP flows are received at a PDSN. The header information associated with each IP flow at the PDSN is parsed. Each IP flow is mapped to its corresponding service instance. The mapping criteria are defined by a flow filter. The flow filter can be generated within the PDSN, or outside of the PDSN such as by an MS. Each IP flow is transmitted on its corresponding service instance to its endpoint, such as an MS.
  (More samples available upon request.)
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