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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’s computer engineering background provides him a unique perspective when advising clients on intellectual property matters related to software and hardware. Additionally, Brian has a diverse technical background that includes working on various medical devices including software, hardware, and mechanical systems. 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 software, hardware, 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. Brian also has experience as a patent analyst conducting various patent related searches as well as performing patentability, infringement, freedom to operate, and state of the art analyses.

Concentrations

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

Capabilities

Experiencia

  • 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

Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, American Bar Association

Credentials

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