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Greenberg Traurig Co-Chairs and Presents at 2017 Patent Disputes Forum North

MENLO PARK, Calif. – April 13, 2017 – Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP is sponsoring the Patent Disputes Forum North presented by the Daily Journal, with Shareholder Jeff Joyner serving as co-chair of the conference for the seventh consecutive year. Joyner and intellectual property shareholders James J. DeCarlo and Dwayne L. Mason will also be moderating panels.

The forum will be held at the Rosewood Sand Hill in Menlo Park, April 18, 2017. The event caters to in-house corporate counsel, intellectual property litigators, and professionals involved in the patent space, focusing on best practices and insights pertaining to intellectual property and patent disputes.

In addition to his role as co-chair, Joyner will moderate and Mason will be a panelist on the panel, “The Best Defense Can Be A Great Offense And Save the Expense of Trial.” DeCarlo will moderate the panel, “Patent Valuation versus Patent Damages: Is There/Should There Be a Difference?”

Joyner, based in the firm’s Los Angeles office, represents Fortune 500 international and domestic companies in patent, trademark, and copyright litigation, including serving as lead trial counsel. His focus includes both the enforcement of intellectual property rights against competitors and licensees as well as the defense of companies in large joint defense groups. Joyner has achieved judgments exceeding $300 million for international companies and also invalidated patents that patent monetization entities had asserted against his clients. He has been lead trial counsel in jurisdictions throughout the United States, such as the Eastern District of Texas, District of Delaware, and Northern and Central Districts of California, with respect to many technologies ranging from interactive website technologies to medical devices and from game devices to plastics. Joyner is also a member of Greenberg Traurig’s Government Law & Policy Practice where he focuses on legislation, regulations, and government agencies related to intellectual property, infrastructure, transportation, energy, water, emerging technologies, and entertainment. He serves on the leadership council of the Los Angeles CleanTech Incubator and on the boards of the Westside Music Foundation and Seven Arrows School. He is co-chair of the e4Mobility Alliance for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation.

DeCarlo is a shareholder in Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property and Technology Practice. A registered patent attorney and electrical engineer, he is actively involved in virtually all aspects of intellectual property counseling. DeCarlo started his career in the computer industry, and since transitioning to law, has spent over 25 years litigating, licensing, and procuring patents in the software, hardware, internet, and networking space, among many others. His experience includes litigating patent matters in District Courts around the country, handling matters before the PTAB, counseling clients on the strategic use and management of intellectual property assets, and drafting infringement, validity, and freedom to operate opinions. He also counsels clients on the drafting and negotiating of complex technology agreements and directs the prosecution of patent applications in areas such as networking, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, virtual and augmented reality, IoT, streaming media, electronic commerce, internet search engines, search advertising, client/server systems, mobile and land based telecommunications, and computer software and hardware. DeCarlo’s litigation and prosecution matters have covered other wide-ranging technology areas including semiconductors, semiconductor fabrication, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, fiber optics, cameras, injection molding, manufacturing, toys, pulp and paper, steel production, electronics and electro-mechanical devices. His clients in the U.S. and abroad range from start-ups with one or two key patents to giants with thousands of patents worldwide.

Mason serves as the head of Greenberg Traurig’s Texas Intellectual Property Litigation Practice and is based in the firm’s Houston office. His practice focuses on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and technology-based commercial litigation. Mason also manages patent and trademark portfolios, and assists companies in protecting and commercializing their intellectual property. His practice focuses on patent, trademark, copyright, trade secret, and technology-based commercial litigation. He also manages patent and trademark portfolios, and assists companies in protecting and commercializing their intellectual property. Mason 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 Fifth 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.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Intellectual Property Litigation Practice

Greenberg Traurig provides multidisciplinary intellectual property and technology enforcement, protection, and strategic counseling with more than 180 intellectual property attorneys and agents in the United States, Asia, and Europe. The team is well-positioned to handle the most complex trademark, trade dress, trade secret, domain name, patent, copyright, computer software, and Internet-related litigations, including the defense of data privacy class action suits, due to the firm’s wide-ranging experience in federal and state courts. Greenberg Traurig enforces clients’ IP rights by drawing on the firm’s strengths – national trial team, state-of-the-art technology resources, and the national and international reach to implement dispute resolution strategies swiftly and effectively. Greenberg Traurig was named a “National Tier 1” Law Firm for IP Litigation by U.S. News and Best Lawyers®, 2013 “Best Law Firms Rankings.”

 About Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GTLaw) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 38 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East and is celebrating its 50th anniversary. One firm worldwide, GTLaw has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, was named the second largest firm in the U.S. by Law360 in 2016, and among the Top 20 on the 2016 Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.