Sam is a Chartered Patent Agent, a European Patent Attorney and a CEDR Accredited Mediator. She graduated from University College London with a BEng in Electronic Engineering with Computer Science, and from Queen Mary College, London with a Masters in the Management of Intellectual Property.

Sam trained in industry at British Technology Group and spent time at Lucent and in private practice before joining ARM Holdings as its first in-house Patent Counsel.  She went on to create the Patent department, leading a large team managing both patent and trade mark prosecution and a significant patent litigation program.  Sam is an Angel investor and works informally with a number of early-stage entrepreneurs through Angel investors clubs, both in Cambridge and London and supporting start-ups.

She is Secretary of the CIPA Benevolent Association, Co-Chair of the London Chapter of the ChIPs Network and Chief of Staff to the CEO of Adarga Limited.