Scott C. Sample, Ph.D.

Scott C. Sample, Ph.D.
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Professional experience

Dr. Scott Sample is a partner in Culhane Meadows’ Dallas office and he is a registered patent attorney with over 15 years of experience representing individual inventors, universities, start-ups, and Fortune 500 companies.

His practice includes all aspects of intellectual property law such as domestic and international patent and trademark prosecution, portfolio management, licensing, due diligence, and enforcement. He has significant experience drafting patent applications and implementing worldwide intellectual property strategies with a particular emphasis in medical device, biotech, and chemical industries.

Dr. Sample is a tenacious patent litigation counsel with experience in “rocket dockets” such as the Eastern District of Texas. Among his significant engagements was a patent litigation for Mary Kay relating to cosmetics containing alpha hydroxy acids.

Prior to joining Culhane Meadows, Dr. Sample worked for some of the premier law firms in the United States and internationally and served as outside patent counsel for a variety of Fortune 500 companies as well as start-ups and individuals. His experience provides him with the judgment and skills to provide thorough and reliable representation to emerging and established clients alike. He has been named or actively involved in the preparation and prosecution of hundreds of U.S. patents and has asserted and defended intellectual property rights in federal courts across Texas.

Representative Experience
Dr. Sample has provided clients with IP counseling in a variety of fields, including but not limited to the following technologies:

  • protein therapeutics
  • transgenic crops
  • polymer and cement chemistries
  • cosmeceuticals
  • pharmaceutical delivery vehicles
  • industrial lubricants
  • electrical cabling
  • downhole drilling tools
  • fracking compositions
  • pipeline flow conditioning systems
  • automotive accessories
  • wind turbines
  • retractable syringe technologies
  • infusion devices
  • catheter assemblies
Professional experience
  • Dentons US, LLP
  • Gardere Wynne Sewell, LLP
  • Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell, LLP
  • Washington University School of Law, J.D.
  • Rutgers University, Ph.D. in Neuroscience & Cell Biology
  • California State University - Fresno, B.A. in Physiological Psychology