Samantha Collins assists the Chemical & Materials Technologies group, the Mechanical Technologies group, and the Biotechnology group in patent prosecution in the areas related to polymers and nanotechnology.

Prior to joining the firm, Samantha worked as a doctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the research groups of Professors Paula T. Hammond and Angela M. Belcher. She researched and presented on different approaches towards remotely triggered therapeutic delivery using synthesis and self-assembly of polymeric materials, and synthesized and characterized inorganic materials for catalysis applications. She served as lab manager, laboratory equipment steward, and a mentor for three undergraduate students. Samantha also worked as a teaching assistant for a graduate-level colloid and surfactant science course and developed several problems and solutions with the instructor, Professor Daniel Blankschtein.

As an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania, Samantha conducted materials science and engineering research in both academia and industry, and presented her work on each project. She researched the self-assembly of diblock copolymers for solar cell applications in the research group of Professor Russell J. Composto. As a visiting undergraduate researcher at Princeton University, Samantha investigated peptide printing for diagnostics applications. Samantha worked as a teaching assistant in a materials science and engineering laboratory course with Professor Daniel Gianola. For Johnson & Johnson, Samantha conducted materials characterization research on sunscreen and researched self-assembly for diagnostics applications. She also carried out materials science research on mouthwash for Colgate-Palmolive.

  • Worked closely with a start-up company to assist with development of a patent application portfolio to cover their core technology, which the start-up then used when presenting to potential business partners and funding sources.  Our work contributed to at least one successful partnership pitch by the start-up.
  • Assisted with drafting and prosecuting patent applications for technologies in diverse technical areas ranging from space propulsion to oil recovery for an internationally prestigious research university.
  • Assisted with drafting multiple patent applications and prosecuting patent applications to allowance for an innovative genomics company.  Assisted company with a competitor analysis and evaluation of a patent notice letter, including assisting with evaluating the merits of infringement allegations in the letter.

  • Materials Research Society
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Program Fellow (2011-2016)
  • Walsh (1937) Memorial Presidential Fellow, MIT (2011 – 2012)
  • David H. Koch (1962) Fellow, MIT (2011 – 2012)
  • William R. Graham Materials Science and Engineering Senior Design Award, UPenn (2011)
  • Hugo Otto Wolf Memorial Prize, UPenn (2011)
  • Dean’s List, UPenn (2007 – 2011)
  • Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship (2007 – 2011)


Scientific Publications

Collins, S. C.; Zhang, C. B.; Savagian, L.; Dreaden, E. C.; Hammond, P. T.; Belcher, A. M. Biocompatible Self-Assembled Layer-by-Layer Films with Nanomaterials for Near-Infrared Actuated Delivery of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs. 2015

Materials Research Society Fall Meeting. Symposium B: Stretchable and Active Polymers and Composites for Electronics and Medicine. B9: Poster Session.

Collins, S. C.; Kamps, A.; Fryd, M.; Park, S.-J.; Composto, R. J. Methods for Self-Assembly of Rod-Coil Diblock Copolymer Thin Films. American Physical Society March Meeting 2011. Poster Presentation.

Cui, Y.; Pattabiraman, A.; Lisko, B.; Collins, S. C.; McAlpine, M. C., Recognition of Patterned Molecular Ink with Phage Displayed Peptides. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2010, 132 (4), 1204-1205.


Samantha enjoys playing tennis, figure skating, kayaking, and going to museums and concerts.
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Samantha Collins assists the Chemical & Materials Technologies group, the Mechanical Technologies group, and the Biotechnology group in patent prosecution in the areas related to polymers and nanotechnology.

Prior to joining the firm, Samantha worked as a doctoral researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the research groups of Professors Paula T. Hammond and Angela M. Belcher. She researched and presented on different approaches towards remotely triggered therapeutic delivery using synthesis and self-assembly of polymeric materials, and synthesized and characterized inorganic materials for catalysis applications. She served as lab manager, laboratory equipment steward, and a mentor for three undergraduate students. Samantha also worked as a teaching assistant for a graduate-level colloid and surfactant science course and developed several problems and solutions with the instructor, Professor Daniel Blankschtein.

As an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania, Samantha conducted materials science and engineering research in both academia and industry, and presented her work on each project. She researched the self-assembly of diblock copolymers for solar cell applications in the research group of Professor Russell J. Composto. As a visiting undergraduate researcher at Princeton University, Samantha investigated peptide printing for diagnostics applications. Samantha worked as a teaching assistant in a materials science and engineering laboratory course with Professor Daniel Gianola. For Johnson & Johnson, Samantha conducted materials characterization research on sunscreen and researched self-assembly for diagnostics applications. She also carried out materials science research on mouthwash for Colgate-Palmolive.

  • Worked closely with a start-up company to assist with development of a patent application portfolio to cover their core technology, which the start-up then used when presenting to potential business partners and funding sources.  Our work contributed to at least one successful partnership pitch by the start-up.
  • Assisted with drafting and prosecuting patent applications for technologies in diverse technical areas ranging from space propulsion to oil recovery for an internationally prestigious research university.
  • Assisted with drafting multiple patent applications and prosecuting patent applications to allowance for an innovative genomics company.  Assisted company with a competitor analysis and evaluation of a patent notice letter, including assisting with evaluating the merits of infringement allegations in the letter.

  • Materials Research Society
  • Boston Patent Law Association
  • Society of Women Engineers
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships Program Fellow (2011-2016)
  • Walsh (1937) Memorial Presidential Fellow, MIT (2011 – 2012)
  • David H. Koch (1962) Fellow, MIT (2011 – 2012)
  • William R. Graham Materials Science and Engineering Senior Design Award, UPenn (2011)
  • Hugo Otto Wolf Memorial Prize, UPenn (2011)
  • Dean’s List, UPenn (2007 – 2011)
  • Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship (2007 – 2011)

Scientific Publications

Collins, S. C.; Zhang, C. B.; Savagian, L.; Dreaden, E. C.; Hammond, P. T.; Belcher, A. M. Biocompatible Self-Assembled Layer-by-Layer Films with Nanomaterials for Near-Infrared Actuated Delivery of Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs. 2015

Materials Research Society Fall Meeting. Symposium B: Stretchable and Active Polymers and Composites for Electronics and Medicine. B9: Poster Session.

Collins, S. C.; Kamps, A.; Fryd, M.; Park, S.-J.; Composto, R. J. Methods for Self-Assembly of Rod-Coil Diblock Copolymer Thin Films. American Physical Society March Meeting 2011. Poster Presentation.

Cui, Y.; Pattabiraman, A.; Lisko, B.; Collins, S. C.; McAlpine, M. C., Recognition of Patterned Molecular Ink with Phage Displayed Peptides. Journal of the American Chemical Society 2010, 132 (4), 1204-1205.



Samantha enjoys playing tennis, figure skating, kayaking, and going to museums and concerts.