Jeffrey M. Samuels is the Director of The Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology and the David L. Brennan Professor of Law. He teaches courses in Trademark and Unfair Competition Law, International Intellectual Property Law, Introduction to Intellectual Property Law, Trademark Prosecution, Current Issues in IP Law, Intellectual Property Policy and Politics and a seminar in counterfeiting and piracy. Professor Samuels has particular expertise in the areas of trademarks, domain names and unfair competition. His bar admissions include Ohio, District of Columbia, Virginia, New York, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Professor Samuels served as the assistant commissioner of patents and trademarks of the United States Patent and Trademark Office from November 1987 to January 1993. Prior to joining the Akron Law faculty in 1998, Professor Samuels was an Adjunct Professor at George Washington University School of Law and George Mason University School of Law. His professional memberships include being on the advisory boards of BNA's Patent, Trademark and Copyright Journal and World Intellectual Property Report. He also has served as chair of various committees of the ABA's Section of Intellectual Property Law and is a former president of the Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association. Professor Samuels received his B.A. from Colgate University and J.D. from Albany Law School.