Samson Helfgott

Of Counsel
samson.helfgott@kattenlaw.com
New York Office
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Overview

Samson Helfgott has practiced for over 40 years in domestic and international patent, trademark and copyright matters, international patent strategy and patent and trademark administration, before US and foreign patent tribunals. He is a prolific writer and lecturer, who is frequently published in the area of US and international prosecution and litigation pertaining to patents and trademarks, among others. He speaks Hebrew and German.

A widely acclaimed lecturer, Samson served for many years as the coordinator of an annual program on Global Intellectual Property for the Practising Law Institute. He has lectured at all the major US Bar Associations, including the American Bar Association (ABA), the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) and the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO), and in Europe, Japan and the Middle East. Samson has also lectured for Law Seminars International, World Intellectual Property Organization, National Association for Patent Practitioners, American Conference Institute, Half Moon LLC and others. He lectures at the annual American Intellectual Property Association's Patent Cooperation Treaty Seminar and the annual Practice Prosecution Training Program.

Samson has authored The Practitioner’s Guide to the PCT, published by the ABA. He writes the quarterly news article on international intellectual property matters for the American Bar Association IPL Landslide magazine. He is also coordinator of the International IP List Serve for the ABA, and an advisory board member and contributor to World Intellectual Property Report, BNA International, Inc., London, England. He represents The Intellectual Property Organization at the Industry IP5 Meetings and the Industry Trilateral Meetings.

Shown below is a selection of Samson’s engagements.

Recognition

Managing Intellectual Property

Managing Intellectual Property, Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Law Practitioners, 2007–2009

Who's Who in American Law

Who's Who in American Law, 4th and 5th editions

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), Fellow
President’s Outstanding Service Award, 2014
Articles
January/February 2016
September/October 2015
December 1, 2008
Fast Track Patenting, IP Litigator, Vol. 14, No. 6
May 1, 2008
PCT and PPH, Managing Intellectual Property
January 2004
A Harmonized Approach to Applying Secret Prior Act, World Intellectual Property Report
Summer 2003
Author, I2P Group News, IPL Newsletter, Volume 21, Number 4
April 2002
January 2002
Letter to the Editor, Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society
December 3, 2001
Changes Afoot on International Patents, New York Law Journal – Silicon Alley Supplement
April 1999
Prior Art Date of PCT Applications, Patents and Licensing, Vol. 29, No. 2
May 1995
Eastern European Patent Activities, Journal of the Japanese Group AIPPI, Vol. 40, No. 5
October 1994
Why Must Filing in Europe Be So Costly?, Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, Vol. 76, No. 10
April 1994
Correcting Errors in European Patent Applications, Tenth Annual Joint Seminar of the Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania Intellectual Property Law Associations
March 1994
Effective Utilization of the Japanese Patent System, Intellectual Property Law Annual 1994
July 1993
Patent Filing Costs Around the World, Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, Vol. 75, No. 7
October 1992
Differences Between U.S. & Japanese Patent Applications, Journal of the Japanese Group AIPPI, Vol. 37, No. 7
Fall 1992
University of Baltimore Intellectual Property Law Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1
April 1992
Journal of Proprietary Rights, Prentice Hall, Vol. 4, No. 4
January 1992
A Global Patent Application, Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, Vol. 74, No. 1
October 1991
A Global Patent Application, Global Intellectual Property Series, No. 319, Practising Law Institute
June 1991
Claim Practice Around the World, Journal of the Japanese Group AIPPI, Vol. 36, No. 6
March 1990
Cultural Differences Between the U.S. and Japanese Patent Systems,, Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, Vol. 72, No. 3
December 1989
Cultural Differences Between the U.S. and Japanese Patent Systems, World Intellectual Property Report (BNA), Vol. 3, No. 12
December 1989
Cultural Differences Between the U.S. and Japanese Patent Systems, Patents & Licensing, Vol. 19, No. 6
September 1989
Use and Interpretation of Dependent Claims Around the World, World Intellectual Property Report (BNA), Vol. 3, No. 9
April 1989
Harmonization of Patent Laws & Procedures, Fifth Annual Joint Seminar-Patent Practice Update
March 1989
Willful Infringement & Right to Use Opinions of Counsel, ABA-PTC Section, Intellectual Property Law, 4th Spring Educational Program
December 1986
Prior Art Effect of Previously Filed Subsequently Published Applications, AIPLA Selected Legal Papers, Vol. IV, No. 2
August 1986
Guide to Selecting Foreign Countries for Patent Coverage, Introduction to Patents Throughout the World, 3d ed.
1986
Novelty Effect of Prior Filed Applications, ABA-Section of Patent, Trademark and Copyright Law, 1986 Committee Reports
Spring 1986
National Filing vs. EPC Filing, Intellectual Property Law
March 1986
Genuine Unauthorized Goods, EIPR - European Intellectual Property Review, Vol. 8, Issue 3
February 1986
Selecting Foreign Countries for Patent Coverage, Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, Vol. 68, No. 2
January 1985
National Patenting in Western Europe, Continuing Legal Education Institute on Worldwide Protection of Intellectual Property, AIPLA - American Intellectual Property Law Association
1985
The Declining Use of Patent Oppositions, IIC-International Review of Industrial Property & Copyright Law, Max-Planck Institute for Foreign & International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law, Vol. 16, No.
April 1983
Statistical Study of the Japanese Patent Office's Handling of Foreign Patent Applications, Patents & Licensing, Japan Engineering News, Inc., Vol. 13, No. 2
1983
Foreign Patent Litigation, Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks and Literary Property Course Handbook Series, No. 171, Practising Law Institute
Books
October 1993
Global Intellectual Property Series, No. 366, Practising Law Institute
October 1992
Global Intellectual Property Series, No. 34, Practising Law Institute
Presentations
April 11–12, 2002
Moderator | Securing IP Rights Abroad | ABA-IPL Section Spring CLE Program | Washington, DC

Education

  • BEE, The City College of The City University of New York, cum laude
  • MEE, New York University, cum laude
  • JD, Fordham University School of Law, cum laude
  • MHL, Yeshiva University
  • DHL, Yeshiva University

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • US Supreme Court
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • US Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York

Recognition

Managing Intellectual Property

Guide to the World’s Leading Patent Law Practitioners, 2007–2009

Who's Who in American Law

4th and 5th editions

American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

Fellow
President’s Outstanding Service Award, 2014
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Memberships

  • American Bar Association, JPO/EPO Liaison
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association, Board of Directors
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association, International Representative
  • International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AIPPI), Executive Committee
  • New York Patent Trademark and Copyright Law Association
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