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Brian J. Assessor is a registered patent attorney handling patent applications, prosecution, and related matters for solo inventors, start-up companies, and corporate clients in a variety of technological areas. Brian works closely with inventors to develop patent strategies to fit their business goals. Brian files both U.S. and international patent applications in areas including hardware, software, network infrastructures, semiconductors, telecommunications, mechanical devices, and consumer products.

Prior to entering private practice, Brian worked at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a patent examiner, where he focused on error detection and correction as well as fault detection and recovery.


  • Patent searching and related counseling related to patentability, validity, and infringement
  • Development of strategies to protect intellectual property
  • Computer and electrical engineering



  • Represented Black Dragon Capital in connection with its acquisition of Grass Valley, a leading technology supplier of advanced broadcast and media solutions, with operations in over 20 different jurisdictions worldwide.
  • Patent Examiner, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2005-2007, and 2012
  • Patent Examiner, Landon IP, 2007-2012

Anerkennung durch den Markt

  • Member, American Bar Association


Akademische Ausbildung
  • J.D., University of Baltimore School of Law, 2011
  • B.S., Computer Engineering, Villanova University, 2005
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Admitted in Maryland and before the USPTO. Not admitted in Massachusetts. Practice limited to federal patent law.