Dwayne L. Mason

Dwayne L. Mason

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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, including many transactional matters in the technology, media, life sciences, energy, and natural resources industries.

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, power, oil and gas production, seismic equipment and data processing, 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, power 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.

Concentrations

  • Intellectual property development, acquisition, litigation, transactions, protection, enforcement and counseling
  • Media & entertainment litigation
  • Technology, media & telecommunications
  • Cybersecurity, privacy & crisis management
  • Biosciences
  • Energy
  • Pharmaceutical and medical device
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Capabilities

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, World Trademark Review, "WTR 1000," 2015-2019
    • Ranked in Texas, General Trademarks, 2015-2019
  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2015-2018
  • Listed, Super Lawyers magazine, Texas Super Lawyers, 2016-2018
  • Listed, IAM magazine, "IAM Patent 1000," Litigation, 2015-2017
  • Listed, Managing IP Magazine's World IP Handbook and Survey, "IP Stars," 2013-2018
  • Recipient, Lexology's "Client Choice" Award, Intellectual Property – Patents: Texas, 2017
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2013
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation 
  • 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

 

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., University of Houston Law Center
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Purdue University West Lafayette
Admissions
  • 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