Sam Carter

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Practice areas:
IP, Patents, Copyright & Design, Trade Marks, IT, Media & Entertainment


Sam was a scholar of Harris Manchester College, Oxford, where he achieved a double 1st in Law. Before studying law, he gained joint honours in Physics and Philosophy at the University of Bristol. 
Following completion of the BPTC, Sam worked as a legal assistant at a leading intellectual property law firm, performing legal, technical and commercial research tasks, predominantly for the purposes of patent litigation.

Sam commenced pupillage at Hogarth Chambers in September 2015 and accepted an offer of tenancy in September 2016. During and since his pupillage, Sam has been involved in a wide range of intellectual property and other matters, including cases concerning patents, copyright, design rights, trade marks, passing off, confidential information and competition law.

Sam is a contributor to the CIPA Guide to the Patents Act, 8th ed.

Sam can also accept public access instructions. 



IP Bar Association

Chancery Bar Association

Member of IPSoc (the society for junior IP practitioners)

Qualifications and Regulations

BA Law, University of Oxford, 2013

BSc Physics and Philosophy, University of Bristol, 2010

BPTC, City Law School, 2014


CIPA Guide to the Patents Act (“the Black Book”), 8th ed. – named contributor (ss7-13)

Product-by-process claims: clarification from the UK court in Hospira v Genentech E.I.P.R. 2015, 37(5), 314-320