Corporate head-shot of attorney, Dana Brussel, partner at Carter, DeLuca & Farrell LLP.

Dana A. Brussel Partner

Dana Brussel is a partner who has been with the firm since 2002. His practice focuses on the mechanical arts and he works with clients in building patent portfolios for their businesses. Mr. Brussel has expertise in all phases of patent prosecution. He also collaborates with the firm’s extensive network of foreign associates to secure international IP protection. His patent practice includes preparing freedom to operate and validity opinions and counseling clients to assess potential acquisitions.

Mr. Brussel served in the Navy for six years aboard a nuclear submarine and coupled that experience with a B.S. from Regents College. He recognized the need to protect people’s intellectual property and that his science background made him well-suited for being a patent attorney. He earned his law degree from St. John’s University School of Law and has since gone on to secure numerous patent rights.



  • St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., 2000
  • Regents College, Bachelor of Science, 1991


  • New York
  • United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • United States Supreme Court


  • New York Intellectual Property Law Association

Mr. Brussel combines his engineering expertise with attention to detail. He advises clients on strategies for avoiding infringement. Mr. Brussel works with clients to develop strategies to secure national and international IP protection.  Mr. Brussel prepares patent opinions and advises associates on conducting validity studies and freedom to operate searches.