Samara J. Gallagher

Science Advisor
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Samara J. Gallagher

Samara Gallagher is a Science Advisor in the firm’s Life Sciences Intellectual Property group and Business Law department. She uses her technical expertise to assist clients with patent drafting and prosecution, as well as patentability and freedom-to-operate searches. She joined the firm in 2023.


Prior to joining Goodwin, Samara was a Medical Device Research Associate at a boutique patent search firm in Boston, where she gained experience conducting IP searches in support of licensing, prior art, research & development, and litigation. As a graduate student within the Center for Modeling, Simulation, & Imaging in Medicine at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Samara defended her master’s thesis comparing the mechanical properties of burnt human and porcine tissue to aid the United States Army in developing accurate medical training simulators for field medics. She gained technical experience as an engineering intern at Novocure (Portsmouth, NH), W.L. Gore & Associates (Flagstaff, AZ), and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (Kittery, ME).

Areas of Practice

Professional Activities

Samara is a member of The Innovators of the Museum of Science in Boston.



Master of ScienceMechanical Engineering2021

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

B.S., Mechanical Engineering2020

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Recognition & Awards

Michael A. Sadowsky Prize (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 2021), awarded “to a master’s degree candidate in mechanics for outstanding scholarship and a demonstrated ability in the application of mechanics.”