Sam Drezdzon


Education and Clerkships

J.D., George Washington University Law School, 2012, Notes Editor, AIPLA Quarterly Journal

M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University, 2009

B.A., Physics and English, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2007, with distinction

  • Judicial Intern to the Honorable Chief ALJ Charles E. Bullock, U.S. International Trade Commission, 2012


District of Columbia, 2013

North Carolina, 2012

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 2010

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas


Samuel Drezdzon is an associate in the Intellectual Property Practice Group in the Richardson office of Haynes and Boone.

Sam’s practice focuses on patent litigation. He has experience with patent disputes involving semiconductors, telecommunications, codecs, graphics processing, medical devices, and standard-essential patents. He litigates patents in U.S. district courts, Section 337 cases before the International Trade Commission, and inter partes review proceedings before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.

Selected Publications and Speeches

  • "Optical isolator," co-inventor, U.S. Patent Nos. 8,009,942 and 8,855,451.
  • "On-chip waveguide isolator based on bismuth iron garnet operating via nonreciprocal single-mode cutoff," author, Optics Express, 17, 9276-9281, 2009.

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