Samar Shah

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Intellectual Property Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Shah IP Law, PLLC
 | 580 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: 408-429-4636
Fax: 415-765-9501
Selected To Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Intellectual Property (80%),
  • Criminal Defense (20%)
Attorney Profile

Samar Shah is an attorney and the founder of Shah IP Law, PPLC, in San Francisco, California. Mr. Shah practices in both San Francisco, California, and San Antonio, Texas, and focuses his practice on intellectual property law. He handles all aspects of patent law, including business-driven patents, patent litigation, prosecution, re-examination and strategy as well as advanced prosecution strategies, inter partes review proceedings and data analytics-driven prosecution strategies.

Mr. Shah earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Vanderbilt University and received his law degree from Santa Clara University School of Law. He has practiced intellectual property and patent law for more than 10 years.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Shah has written patents for various clients and advised major corporations on patent portfolio strategies. He is familiar with all aspects of the patent litigation process, including brief writing, discovery, motion drafting and witness preparation.

In recognition of his accomplishments, the San Antonio Business Journal named Mr. Shah a “top 40 under 40 professional” and San Antonio magazine named him one of the “best IP attorneys in San Antonio”. A Lead Counsel Rated attorney, he has authored articles on a variety of patent and intellectual property topics.

Mr. Shah holds an active law license in California, Texas and Georgia, and appears before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Prior to founding his firm, he practiced at large firms around the country, litigating and prosecuting patent matters. Outside of his practice, he sits on the board of directors for the nonprofit organization San Antonio Youth Code Jam.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Intellectual Property (80%): Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law

Criminal Defense (20%): Prosecution

Focus Areas

Copyrights, Patents, Trademarks, Intellectual Property Law, Prosecution


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Rising Stars: 2017 - 2019

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About Samar Shah

Admitted: 2009, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Lead Counsel Rated Attorney
  • Rising Star, Northern California Super Lawyers
  • Top 40 Under 40 Professional, San Antonio Business Journal
  • Best IP Attorneys, San Antonio Scene Magazine

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Texas
  • Georgia
  • California

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • San Antonio Youth Code Jam, Board of Directors, Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • A Second Oral Hearing Deemed Unnecessary at the PTAB
  • Judicial Economy Found Less Significant in its Venue Transfer Analysis
  • PTAB Expunges an Original Motion and Grants a Request to File a Revised Motion to Exclude
  • The PTAB’s Decision to Institute a CBM Cannot Be Challenged in Court
  • Patent Owner denied permission to file a motion for sanctions on a charge that the petitioner recycled arguments from an earlier IPR petition

Educational Background:

  • Vanderbilt University, B.Eng., Major in Biomedical Engineering

Industry Groups

  • Biomedical
  • Mechanical
  • Medtech
  • Software
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Office Location for Samar Shah

580 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94104

Phone: 408-429-4636

Fax: 415-765-9501

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Last Updated: 2/8/2019

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