Steven Mason



Steven Mason is your Problem-Solver and Ethical "Fixer": Breakthrough ideas, solutions, guidance and execution on the most challenging and seemingly intractable problems and leverageable opportunities.

35+ years' experience as a C-level consultant and executive across the IT (software services, SaaS, platforms, IoT), fintech, medical device, cybersecurity, CPG, food, automotive, retail, ecommerce, and data security industries. His broad areas of expertise include global strategy, patent strategy, complex negotiations, brand development, positioning, and go-to-market strategy.

Specialties: include Start-Up/Growth Company Strategy; Brand Strategy: Naming, Positioning, Messaging, Communications, Trademarks; Patent Portfolio/IP Strategy: Valuation, Infringement, Portfolio Creation, Due Diligence; and Complex Negotiations/Deals: Strategist and Lead Negotiator; Due Diligence

2001 - Present

Principal - The Brand Mason

The Brand Mason

2014 - Present

Advisor - Anonos


  • Named Co-Inventor on 6 US Patents and multiple US and international patents pending.
  • 1. Systems and methods for enhancing data protection by anonosizing structured and unstructured data and incorporating machine learning and artificial intelligence in classical and quantum computing environments (Aug 7, 2018: US Patent No. 10,043,035)
  • 2. Systems and methods for anonosizing data (April 11, 2017: US Patent No. 9,619,669)
  • 3. Systems and methods for contextualized data protection (June 7, 2016: US Patent No. 9,361,481)
  • 4. Dynamic de-identification and anonymity (Sept 8, 2015: US Patent No. 9,129,133)
  • 5. Dynamic de-identification and anonymity (July 21, 2015: US Patent No. 9,087,216)
  • 6. Dynamic de-identification and anonymity (July 21, 2015: US Patent No. 9,087,215)

2010 - Present

Principal & Patent Broker - Liquid Patents

Liquid Patents

  • Multiple multi-million-dollar patent portfolio sales to corporations; NPEs; litigation entities. Deal structures include licenses, sublicenses, litigation sales and licenses, partnerships and more.
  • Valuation analysis, competitive strengths and due diligence on patent portfolios as well as on ideas considered for patenting
  • Function as Chief Intellectual Property Officer, identifying and working with IP attorneys to define patent strategy and prosecute patents. Most C-level executives do not know the fine details about patents; most attorneys do not focus first on valuation and business strategy. I bridge that gap, ser

2014 - Present

Advisor - Advicefront


  • Advisor to CEO & Founder on structuring equity raises; partnership deals; go-to-market strategy.

I’m Available To Advise On The Following Subjects

Company or executive-specific business strategy

Business advice related to my role at my company

Feedback on my company’s product/service

Input and advice on a key project