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About Sam Sachs

Sam’s technical expertise is based upon his study of physics, electronics, statistics, and computer programming at the college level, and his long standing work with technology leading to meeting the scientific requirements of the United States Patent and Trademark Office, passing the requisite exam, and becoming a Registered Patent Agent in 1976.  His experience in technology was greatly enhanced by practicing patent law in the mechanical, electro-mechanical, electrical, and bio-medical arts.  Specific areas of technology include, inter alia, satellite and submarine components, energy storage devices, electronically controlled human mobility devices, ocean thermal energy conversion devices, embedded computer controlled devices, manufacturing equipment, and implantable electronic bio-medical devices.   He worked at the Applied Physics Laboratory of The Johns Hopkins University for five years, and was honored by being named to their Senior Staff.  While there he became the co-inventor of two patents pertaining to ultrasonic devices.

Sam has been licensed by the Federal Communications Commission since 1967 as an Amateur Radio Operator. He presently holds a General Class license, W2ESQ, and is therefore authorized to and has built, repaired, and operated various radio transmission and receiving devices, antennas, and power supplies.

Sam’s technical expertise is also based on his taking the lead for the Defense on all hardware and software issues in State v Chun before the New Jersey Supreme Court, a landmark case involving the scientific reliability of an embedded computer controlled breath testing instrument, the Dräger Alcotest®7110 Mark IIIC.  Sam was named Municipal Court Attorney of the Year for 2006 by the New Jersey State Bar Association because of his work in State v Chun.  Sam has also completed the Alcotest® 7110 Mark IIIC Dräger Factory Training Course and Certification session in December 2008. 

Sam has been admitted to practice law before: the Supreme Court of the United States of America; the Third Circuit Court of Appeals; the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey; and all courts in the State of New Jersey including the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Sam has served as a Municipal Public Defender, a Municipal Prosecutor, and as a Municipal Court Judge from 1989 to 1998. Since leaving the bench, Sam’s private practice has been devoted to motor vehicle and criminal matters. He is the editor of Municipal Court Practice, a textbook used by the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) for educating lawyers as to Municipal Court practice, and is a regular lecturer at ICLE since 1992.  Sam has also lectured on the law at Trenton State College and at the Administrative Office of the Courts Orientation Program for Newly Appointed Municipal Court Judges.

For more detailed information regarding Sam’s technical credentials, please refer to his CV, which is available on our website.  Complete copies of patents that he has prepared and/or prosecuted are available upon request.