For more than a decade, Sameer has been working at the confluence of law and technology – helping clients, large and small, protect, manage, and monetize their innovations. Sameer works on a range of intellectual property (IP) matters, primarily focusing on domestic and international patent preparation and prosecution in the electrical, software, and business arts. Sameer’s practice also includes counseling clients during post-grant patent proceedings, IP transactions, and providing patent litigation support.
Sameer practices in a wide range of technical areas such as wireless and wired communications, semiconductors, digital and analog electronics, computers and computer systems, software, e‑commerce, vehicle control systems, and medical devices. In addition to his technical experience, Sameer brings a strategic business perspective to help his clients achieve their goals.
Sameer received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University. During his studies, he conducted research on wireless sensor networks, now nearly synonymous with the Internet of Things (IoT), and public policy concerning information privacy. Sameer was an exchange scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Researcher and Consultant for the Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic at U.C. Berkeley’s Law School. At the Samuelson Clinic, he researched the impact of social, legal, technical and design issues in the public space deployment of wireless sensor networking technology. Sameer helped advise the City of San Francisco on the effective use of public video surveillance with due consideration of privacy. He also conducted on-site audits of public video surveillance programs in some of the nation’s largest cities. Sameer has authored and coauthored several papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.
Prior to joining Lerner David, Sameer was a member in the intellectual property groups of large international law firms in their New York, San Francisco, and San Diego offices of for nearly ten years. Sameer was also a Software Engineer in the Personal Communications Sector at Motorola Inc. and a founder of a venture-funded technology startup.