Samar Aryani-Sabet

Biography

Samar Aryani-Sabet concentrates her practice on intellectual property and technology matters, including:

  • Domestic and international intellectual property counseling, clearance, and enforcement
  • Trademark portfolio management
  • Prosecution of trademark and service mark applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Intellectual property licensing, including negotiation and preparation of license agreements
  • Copyright counseling
  • Counseling in domain name disputes and other Internet issues
  • Intellectual property and technology transactions, mergers, and acquisitions, including due diligence
  • Technology agreements, including negotiation and preparation of software and data agreements
  • Domestic and international privacy and data protection matters
  • Intellectual property litigation in federal jurisdictions and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board

Samar previously served as an intellectual property paralegal at Blank Rome prior to attending law school. She began her legal career as a federal law clerk to the Honorable David R. Strawbridge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

During law school, Samar was a staff editor for the Temple Law Review and served as a research editor for the Temple Law Review editorial board. There she was named “Staff Editor of the Year” in 2015 and authored the published note, “Battered Iranian Immigrant Women & the Effectiveness of U.S. Anti-Violence Remedies,” in 2016.

Recognitions

  • 2021, “Lawyer on the Fast Track,” by The Legal Intelligencer
  • 2018, awarded Blank Rome Pro Bono Hero Award
  • 2017, awarded Amicus Award from Philadelphia VIP
  • 2016, awarded Stewart P. Keeling Award from Temple Law School

Affiliations

Memberships

  • American Bar Association
  • Philadelphia Bar Association
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Temple Law Alumni Association
Professional Activities

Samar has been involved with various pro bono initiatives. She served as the event planning chair for the 35th Anniversary Gala of Philadelphia VIP, an organization that promotes equal justice for the poor by providing pro bono civil legal services. At the firm, Samar is a member of the Blank Rome Philadelphia Pro Bono Steering Committee. She also serves as a trainer, mentor, and volunteer in connection with Blank Rome’s pro bono partnership with the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund to assist transgender and non-binary individuals obtain legal name changes. Samar has also assisted pro bono clients with a wide range of issues, such as trademark counseling and technology transactions.

Credentials

Admissions

  • Pennsylvania
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Education

  • Bryn Mawr College, BA, magna cum laude
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law, JD, cum laude