Samuels has served as a
board member at Engine since it was founded in 2011.
joins Engine from Electronic Frontier Foundation, where she was
a senior staff attorney and Mark Cuban Chair to Eliminate
Stupid Patents. She also serves on the advisory board of the
Defensive Patent License. Before joining EFF,
she litigated IP and entertainment cases in Chicago and
Nashville at Loeb & Loeb, and Sonnenschein Nath &
first initiative at Engine is to launch a senior fellows
program with the appointment of Peter
Pappas, former USPTO chief of staff, to
cover intellectual property. In addition to Pappas,
additional fellows will be appointed on net neutrality and
women in technology.