Samuel (Sam) Scholz is an associate IP attorney with Merchant & Gould’s Minneapolis, Minnesota office. Sam focuses his practice on patent prosecution (where he specializes in electrical, medical and mechanical industries) and patent litigation.
With experience as an engineer and now as an attorney, he has the knowledge necessary to help you protect your critical intellectual property.
Registered Attorney Dedicated to Protecting Your IP
Sam understands the complexities of obtaining a patent. While some clients may simply need information about the patentability of their invention, others require assistance through the patent application process.
As a dedicated patent prosecution attorney, Sam meets you right where you are to draft, file and defend your patent before the USPTO. Whether you’re a small business or a large enterprise, Sam is here to support you.
Building Relationships to Reach Business Goals
Sam understands the importance of patents and how they affect the growth of your business. That’s why he gets to know your business goals, so he can develop legal strategies that fit. He listens to you first and foremost, fostering a relationship that you can trust.
Sam places emphasis on solving problems through patent law. Whether your goal is to protect a new product or protect an idea for the lifespan of your business, Sam can deliver.
Serving With a Background in Biomedical Engineering
Before becoming an attorney, Sam worked for 3M as a Corporate R&D Technical Aide after obtaining his Bachelor’s degree. During this time, he drafted new test methods, created new formulations, performed extensive testing, and gained an in-depth understanding of various chemical and mechanical processes.
At 3M, Sam worked with both small groups and large divisions, which now enables him to adapt his legal strategies to best fit each client. Plus, his background in engineering enables him to understand the technical aspects of inventions and assets.
Sam received his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Minnesota. He also received his J.D. with an Intellectual Property Law Certification from the Mitchell Hamline School of Law where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. During this time, he received two CALI Awards for Contract Law and Administrative Law.
While studying in his Bachelor’s program, Sam specialized in medical device design and created an autonomous patient-turning device using Arduino and solenoid valves. A provisional patent was filed for the device.
In his spare time, Sam enjoys running, doing automotive work with his father, and bowling. He’s also a huge Minnesota sports fan.