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 U.S. 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
•Pharmaceutical and medical device
•Clean technology and alternative energy development, acquisition, protection, licensing and enforcement
Awards & Recognition
•Listed, Managing IP Magazine's World IP Handbook and Survey, IP Stars, 2013-2014
•Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2013
Articles, Publications, & Lectures
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
Associated News & Events
06.10.14 Managing IP Magazine Recognizes 27 Attorneys in Greenberg Traurig's Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice as 'IP Stars'
06.21.13 Greenberg Traurig Ranked in 2013 Legal 500 United States Guide; Recommended as 'Top Tier' Firm in Real Estate
05.03.13 24 Attorneys in Greenberg Traurig's Global Intellectual Property & Technology Practice Recognized as IP Stars by Managing IP Magazine
11.02.12 Greenberg Traurig's Jeff Joyner Co-Chairs and Dwayne Mason Presents at Patent Disputes Forum 2012 for the Third Consecutive Year
02.25.10 Greenberg Traurig Expands its Houston Office With the Addition of Intellectual Property Litigator Dwayne L. Mason