Campbell Stephenson LLP
Intellectual Property Attorneys
    Samuel G. Campbell III
    Eric A. Stephenson
    Gentry Crook McLean
    Of Counsel
    Shiv Naimpally
    Senior Attorney
    Ashwin K. Anand
    John A. Fedock
  Samuel G. Campbell III


Sam’s practice focuses on patent prosecution and the rendering of infringement, validity, and product clearance opinions, as well as counseling clients on a variety of transactional and strategic intellectual property matters. In addition to preparing and prosecuting foreign and domestic patent applications, Sam counsels clients on intellectual property and business matters related to electronics, computer software and hardware, and communications, including electronic circuits, computer architecture, compilers, operating systems, networks, signal processing and web technology. Sam also assists clients with the evaluation, development and management of their patent portfolios. Additionally, Sam has experience drafting patent licensing agreements, technology development/transfer agreements, subscription agreements, reseller agreements, beta release agreements and similar documents.

Sam’s technical skills and experience include the design and development of electronic and computer hardware/software systems, as well as the management of such projects. More specifically, Sam has worked in the areas of mixed-signal integrated circuit design, the design of EDA software, GUI programming, operating system and compiler design, the design/development of networking and communications hardware and software, digital signal processing and computer graphics programming. Sam’s project management experience includes the management of computer software and hardware projects, and the installation and administration of networked computer systems.


Sam is a founding partner of Campbell Stephenson LLP. Prior to forming Campbell Stephenson LLP, he was the managing partner of the Austin office of Skjerven Morrill, LLP having moved his practice to that firm as an associate. Sam began his legal career at Townsend and Townsend and Crew, LLP, in their Palo Alto office, after clerking in the firm’s San Francisco office. Sam has concentrated on patent prosecution and client counseling in the areas of transactional and intellectual property law throughout his legal career.

Prior to pursuing his legal career, Sam held a variety of technical and management positions. As a co-founder of Logic Link, Inc., Sam was responsible for all aspects of the software engineering firm’s day-to-day operations, including project staffing, product planning, contract negotiations and fiscal policy. Sam also held design and project engineering positions at various defense contractors, where he designed and developed hardware and software for computer networking, communications systems, defense systems and secure computing. Additionally, Sam was a post-baccalaureate and graduate student in the field of integrated circuit design with the VLSI/TCAD Group at the University of Florida. His research, funded by the National Science Foundation, focused on the design, simulation, and construction of analog-to-digital converters for biomedical sensing applications, as well as software tools used in their design. Sam has also authored several articles on medical informatics, including the use of the Internet for transmission of medical records.


University of Florida College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1995, including Pro Bono Publico Certificate (University of Florida Pro Bono Project)
University of Florida, M.S., Electrical Engineering, 1991
University of Florida, B.S., Electrical Engineering, cum laude, 1990
University of Florida, B.S., Computer Engineering, 1986
University of Florida, B.S., Business Administration, 1985


State Bar of Texas, 1999
State Bar of California, 1996
State Bar of Florida, 1996
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, 1997


American Intellectual Property Law Association
Austin Intellectual Property Law Association

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