Our Professionals

David Sasso

David Sasso, Founder of Watershed IP Law, is an IP professional with over 20 years of experience supporting worldwide IP transactions including patent licensing, litigation settlement, and strategic patent acquisitions and divestitures. David received his Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Rutgers University and his J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law. He has extensive experience with IP matters both in private practice and as an in-house counsel. His technical background includes computer systems engineering, medical devices, consumer electronics, photonics, semiconductor, telecommunication, search advertising and display technologies. Over his career, David has served as a Senior Counsel, Director, Chief Counsel and Vice President for a number of organizations managing legal and technical teams to support a full spectrum of IP functions.

John Allhusen

John Allhusen, joined Watershed IP Law in 2019 as a Program Director – Licensing with experience in business strategy, technology and market analysis and account management across the globe. John received his Bachelors degree in Chemistry from the University of Wyoming and his PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah. His graduate work focused on materials, optics and biophysics. He additionally developed proficiency in semiconductor processes and hardware and consumer electronics. He has experience directing diverse teams of engineers, scientists and business professionals and liaising with executives to help companies revise their product lines, develop sales strategy, analyze company performance and manage intellectual property.

David Dreifus has over 12 years of experience leading and supporting IP monetization and portfolio management.  He created and led licensing and technology transfer programs yielding > $100M in royalties and has been managing and supporting many more initiatives through patent analyses, landscaping, mining, opportunity identification and modeling, market assessments, competitive intelligence, product mapping, claim chart creation, reverse engineering, and portfolio management.  His technical background includes consumer electronics, semiconductors, optoelectronics, telecommunication, solid-state storage, and display technologies.  David has served as an IP Monetization and Portfolio Manager for MiiCs IP, Sharp, Avago and LSI Corporation. David also led corporate strategy development and contributed to storage product developments, technology strategy, and performed technology and market forecasting for networking infrastructure and consumer electronics. Earlier, David worked at Bell Laboratories and Kobe Steel’s Electronic Materials Research Center. David has over 45 scientific publications, 3 book chapters, and been awarded over 33 patents. He received a BS from Lehigh University, MS and Ph.D. from North Carolina State University, and he is a member of Eta Kappa Nu and Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Societies and is a Senior Member of IEEE.