Samuel Drezdzon is a counsel in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the Dallas-North office of Haynes and Boone. Sam’s practice focuses on patent litigation and inter partes review (IPR) proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. He has experience in IPR proceedings involving complex technologies such as telecommunications, audio/video codecs, wireless and internet networks, and semiconductor chip fabrication. Sam’s practice also includes litigating patent cases before U.S. District Courts and the U.S. International Trade Commission as well as negotiating licensing agreements for patent portfolios declared standard essential. Sam is a member of the firm’s pro bono committee. He is a member of the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, providing pro bono assistance for criminal and litigation matters, and he represents a client challenging a non-unanimous life sentence jury verdict in Louisiana. During law school, Sam served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock at the U.S. International Trade Commission and as a legal intern at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. He received his master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from Duke University; he co-invented/authored U.S. patents and journal publications directed to magnetic optical waveguides.