The University of Akron School of Law | Professor Emeritus
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Mr. Samuels is a Professor Emeritus at The University of Akron School of Law. From August 1998 to June 2014, he served as the David L. Brennan Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology at The University of Akron School of Law. From November 1987 until January 1993, Mr. Samuels served as the Assistant Commissioner (now Commissioner) for Trademarks at the United States Patent and Trademark Office. After leaving the PTO, Mr. Samuels engaged in the private practice of law. From 2003-2008, he chaired the PTO’s Trademark Public Advisory Committee. Mr. Samuels currently serves as an expert witness and consultant in trademark matters and as a panelist under various domain name dispute procedures.