Matthew J. Esserman


Matthew J. Esserman manages and develops global patent portfolios for multinational corporations and small entities. He has experience in client counseling and strategy development, full preparation and prosecution of U.S. and foreign patent applications, patentability searches, and assisting with infringement and validity opinions.

Matthew also has experience with patent procurement pertaining to the fields of electrical, mechanical, optics, semiconductors, computer hardware, computer software, networking, telecommunications, medical devices, business methods, optical displays, pico/nano projectors, optical waveguide screens, imaging optics, LED light source engines, sensors, emitters, light-pipe array biochip synthesizers, and firearms.

Prior to joining Blank Rome, he served as a director of intellectual property for a global technology firm, and as a patent examiner for the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office, where he analyzed hundreds of patent applications to determine the utility, novelty, and patentability of inventions in the areas of high definition television, flat panel displays, CRTs, visual displays, illumination, and discharge devices.

Matthew earned hisĀ bachelor of science degreeĀ in electrical engineering at Rutgers University, College of Engineering.



  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


  • Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey at New Brunswick, BS