Joel R. Samuels


Joel R. Samuels is a principal with the intellectual property firm of Harness Dickey & Pierce.  He advises clients on contested matters in district courts and Patent Office proceedings, including post grant review proceedings and TTAB oppositions and cancellations. Additionally, Joel negotiates and documents a wide variety of agreements, including settlement, license and inventor development arrangements. Joel also provides IP training and management advice for his clients. Joel is also an adjunct professor at Washington University in Saint Louis School of Law and Pro Bono Counsel & Advisor to the Intellectual Property Clinic at Penn State Law School.

Born in Calcutta, India, Joel grew up in the Midwest and on the Big Island of Hawaii. During law school, he clerked in the in-house legal department at Coca-Cola’s world headquarters in Atlanta. After law school, Joel worked in New York City for several years before returning to St. Louis. This personal experience allows Joel to provide legal advice in the context of a global marketplace and cross-cultural issues.

Outside of the office, Joel is a music enthusiast and a multi-instrumentalist. His musical accomplishments include a performance at the famed Carnegie Hall. He also enjoys hiking, fishing and gardening. Prior to becoming an attorney, Joel served as a first responder as an emergency medical technician basic.

Joel received a B.A., Economics and a B.A., Political Science from Saint Louis University, and his J.D. from the Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law.