Dwayne L. Mason

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Houston,  TX  U.S.A.
Phone713.374.3601

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Practice Areas

  • Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Intellectual Property & Technology
  • Life Sciences & Medical Technology
  • Education
  • Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Litigation
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 713.374.3601
Fax: 713.754.6605
http://www.gtlaw.com/People/Dwayne-L-Mason
 
University Purdue University West Lafayette, B.S., Chemical Engineering
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Houston Law Center, J.D.
 
Admitted1993, Texas; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois; U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas; U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
 
Memberships State Bar of Texas; Houston Bar Association; National Bar Association; Houston Lawyers Association; American Bar Association; Federal Circuit Bar Association; American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA); Houston Intellectual Property Law Association; New York Intellectual Property Law Association.

 
Born1957
 
Biography

Dwayne L. Mason serves as the Head of the Texas Intellectual Property Litigation Practice. Dwayne's practice focuses on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret and technology-based commercial litigation. Dwayne also manages patent and trademark portfolios, and assists companies in protecting and commercializing their intellectual property.

Dwayne has litigated numerous intellectual property disputes in various state and federal district courts, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal and 5th Circuits, and in domestic and international arbitration proceedings before the American Arbitration Association and International Chamber of Commerce. His technology experience includes pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, nanotechnology, hydrocarbon and chemical processing, oil and gas production, process control, software and business methods.

Dwayne writes and lectures frequently on intellectual property matters and has authored articles on many intellectual property law topics. Dwayne is a Founding Barrister for the Houston Intellectual Property American Inn of Court and has previously served on the editorial board of Nanotechnology Law and Business. Prior to practicing law, Dwayne was a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas and focused on the engineering, design, and construction of refineries, chemical plants, and oil and gas production and processing facilities.

He is a member of the State Bar of Texas and is admitted to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal and 5th Circuits and several U.S. District Courts.

Areas of Concentration

· Intellectual property development, acquisition, litigation, transactions, protection, enforcement and counseling

· Biosciences

· Energy

· Pharmaceutical and medical device

· Clean technology and alternative energy development, acquisition, protection, licensing and enforcement

Professional & Community Involvement

· Member, State Bar of Texas

· Member, Houston Bar Association

· Member, National Bar Association

· Member, Houston Lawyers Association

· Member, American Bar Association

· Member, Federal Circuit Bar Association

· Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA)

· Founding Barrister, Houston Intellectual Property American Inn of Court

· Member, Houston Intellectual Property Law Association

· Member, New York Intellectual Property Law Association

Public Service

· Director, Harris County Improvement District No. 18, 2009-Present

· Director, AVANCE - Houston, Inc., 2009-Present

· Director, International Leadership Institute - Houston Accelerate Council, 2007 Present

· Director, Kiwanis Club of Houston Foundation, Kiwanis Club of Houston, 2007-2010

· Director, Houston Strategic Forum, 2006-2008

· Founding Member, Greater Houston Partnership, Emerging Business Council, 2005-2008

· Director, Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 222, 1995 - 2006

Awards & Recognition

· Listed, Managing IP Magazine's World IP Handbook and Survey, "IP Stars," 2013

· Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2013

Professional Experience

Significant Representations

· Better Bags, Inc. v. Illinois Tool Works, Inc., et al., Southern District of Texas

· Joe Hand Promotions, Inc. v. 14075 Memorial, Inc. et al., Southern District of Texas

· InNova v. 3Com Corporation et al., Eastern District of Texas

· Powerline Innovations, LLC v. Actiontec Electronics, Inc. et al., Eastern District of Texas

· Gen. Tech. Ltd. v. Agilent Technologies, Inc., et al., District of Colorado

· Gen. Tech. Ltd., v. GlaxoSmithKline, LLC, Middle District of North Carolina

· Powerline Innovations, LLC v. Sharp Corporation et al., Eastern District of Texas

· Soverain Software LLC v. JC Penney Corp. Inc., et al., Eastern District of Texas

· Marshall Packaging Company v. PepsiCo, Inc., Eastern District of Texas

· U.S. Ethernet Innovations, LLC v. AT&T Inc., et al., Eastern District of Texas

· IpLearn, LLC. v. Learn.com, Inc., et al., Eastern District of Texas

· Eolas Technologies, Inc. v. Adobe Systems, Inc. et al., Eastern District of Texas

· Innovention Toys, LLC v. MGA Entertainment, Inc., et al., Eastern District of Louisiana

· New Image Global v. National Tobacco Company, L.P., Central District of California

· Network Signatures, Inc. v. PetSmart, Inc., Central District of California

· Nazomi Communications Inc. v. Nokia Corporation, et al., Central District of California

· Aspex Eyewear Inc. v. Altair Eyewear, Southern District of New York

· Philip Morris USA Inc. and John Middleton Co. v. New Image Global, Inc., Eastern District of Virginia°

· Fotomedia Technologies, LLC v. American Greetings, Corp et al., Eastern District of Texas°

· Arrivalstar SA et al v. Canadian National Railway Company et al., Northern District of Illinois°

· The Boler Company v. Arvinmeritor Inc., Northern District of Illinois°

· Superbag Operating, Ltd v. Inteplast Group, Ltd et al., Southern District of Texas°

· The Boler Company v. Raydan Manufacturing Inc et al., Northern District of Illinois°

· ArvinMeritor Technology, L.L.C. v. Inalfa Roof Systems, Inc., Eastern District of Michigan°

· Sun Chemical Corporation v. Markem Corporation, District of New Hampshire°

· Markem Corporation v. Sun Chemical Corporation, District of New Jersey°

· Frank's Casing Crew v. PMR Technologies, et al., Western District of Louisiana°

· Controls Intl Inc v. McStay Engineered Systems, Northern District of Texas°

· Baker Hughes Inc. v. M-I Drilling Fluids, et al., Southern District of Texas°

· Insurance Data Sys v. UMB Financial Corp., Northern District of Texas°

· TIW Corporation v. Baker Hughes Incorp., Southern District of Texas°

· Controls Intl Inc v. Kinetrol Ltd, et al., Northern District of Texas°

· Veritas DGC Inc. v. Arrich, et al., Southern District of Texas°

· Diamatrix Ltd Inc v. Rhein Medical Inc., Southern District of Texas°

Transactional Representations

· Representation of AIG and HSB Group concerning the $742 million sale of HSB Group Inc. to Munich Re.°

· Representation of ArvinMeritor, Inc. concerning the $220 million sale of its Purolator Filter business to Bosch and MANN+HUMMEL.°

°The above representations were handled by Mr. Mason prior to his joining Greenberg Traurig, LLP.

Publications & Presentations

Articles, Lectures & Publications

· Panelist, "Creative Strategies for Solving Legal Issues with a Business Perspective (Outside Counsel View) - Patent Disputes: Uncover the Changing Patent Landscape From Patent Portfolio to Litigation-Transitioning in a Post AIA World," Thomson Reuters & West LegalEdcenter, 2013

· Speaker, "Patent Reform 2011: The America Invents Act," Silicon Valley, Thomson Reuters & Daily Journal, 2012

· Speaker, "Patent Reform Legislation" Dallas, TX, American Airlines, 2011

· Speaker, "Patent Reform Legislation" Chapel Hill, NC, GlaxoSmithKline, 2011

· Speaker, "Patent Disputes: New Models for a New Market," Silicon Valley, Thomson Reuters & Daily Journal, 2011

· Speaker, "Protecting Your Idea," Texas Lawyer's Business Department's Intellectual Property Roundtable, Houston, Texas, October 8, 2010

· Speaker, "Copyright Law," Houston Community College, Houston, Texas, October 28, 2008

· Speaker, "Patent Enforcement: What Corporate Counsel Needs to Know," University Of Houston Law Foundation, Houston, TX June 12, 2008, Dallas, TX, June 19, 2008

· Speaker, "Patent Enforcement: What Corporate Counsel Needs to Know," University Of Houston Law Foundation, Houston, Texas, April 20 2007

· Speaker, "Advising Small and Emerging Businesses; Intellectual Property Issues Affecting Small Businesses," University Of Houston Law Foundation, Houston, Texas, February 26, 2004

· Speaker, "Is the Doctrine of Equivalents Still Viable?" Minority Corporate Counsel Association, Chicago, IL, April 30, 2003

· Speaker, "Intellectual Property Litigation and Opinions" National Bar Association, Chicago, IL, August 7, 2003

· Speaker, "Identifying Trade Secrets And Creating A Workable And Rational Trade Secrets Program - Litigator's Perspective: Key Issues And Lessons From Recent Case," Law Seminars International, Houston, Texas, June 20, 2003

· Speaker, "Claims Construction," Shell Oil Co, Houston, Texas, July 24, 2002

· Speaker, "NanoFinancing 2002- NanoLaw Workshop," Strategic Research Institute, Los Angeles, CA, March 26, 2002

· Speaker, "Claims Construction," Baker Hughes, Houston, Texas, October 17, 2001

· Speaker, "Intellectual Property Overview," Houston Bar Association, Houston, Texas, September 28, 2001

· Speaker, "Enforcement: Patent Litigation," University Of Houston Law Foundation, Dallas, TX July 13-14, 2008, Houston, TX, July 20-21, 2008

· Speaker, "An Overview of the Fundamentals of Patents," Houston Bar Association, 14th Annual Intellectual Property Law Course, State Bar of Texas, Dallas, Texas, March 1-3, 2001

· Speaker, "Hot Topics in Intellectual Property," American Corporate Counsel Association, Houston, Texas, September 7, 2000

· Speaker, "Intellectual Property in the New Millennium," Houston Lawyers Association, Houston, Texas, April 11, 2000

· Speaker, "IP in Emerging IT Enterprises - IP in the IT World," Houston Technology Center, Houston, Texas, February 8, 2000

 
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