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Dwayne L. Mason

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 medical devices, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, nanotechnology, artificial intelligence, hydrocarbon and chemical processing, power, oil and gas production, seismic equipment and data processing, neural networks, data analytics, IoT, machine learning, 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 Member and Master for the Nancy F. Atlas 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

取扱分野

実績紹介

  • In The Matter Of Certain Shaker Screens For Drilling Fluids, Components Thereof, And Related Marketing Materials – Currently representing M-I LLC in in investigation before the ITC involving patents directed shaker screen technology.
  • Landmark Technology A, LLC v. Sterling Paper Co. – Currently representing defendant Sterling Paper Co. in connection with a patent infringement litigation concerning patents claiming an automated multimedia system for data processing.
  • The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company, v. Wealthcetera, LLC & Clarity Financial LLC – Currently representing Wealthcetera and Clarity Financial in defense of trademark infringement claims concerning use of the mark MYWORTH.
  • Imperativ, Inc. v. Vizient, Inc. – Currently representing Vizient in defense of a cancellation proceeding before the TTAB against the trademark IMPERATIV
  • Accenture Global Services Limited v. Vizient, Inc. - Represented Vizient in defense of two trademark Opposition proceedings filed by Accenture Global Services Limited, resulting in a settlement.
  • Bashen Corp. v. Christopher Rodriguez, ALS Services USA, Corp., and ALS Group USA, Corp. – Represented Bashen Corp. in trade secret litigation filed against defendants concerning software technology.
  • Bush Seismic Technologies, LLC v. DGB Earth Sciences B.V. – Represented DGB Earth Sciences in defense of patent infringement claims concerning seismic data neural network system technology for the automated delineation of spatially dependent objects.
  • Bush Seismic Technologies, LLC v. Sigma Cubed – Represented Sigma Cubed in defense of patent infringement claims concerning seismic data neural network system technology for the automated delineation of spatially dependent objects.
  • Bush Seismic Technologies, LLC v. Geomodeling Technology Corp – Represented Geomodeling Technology Corp in defense of patent infringement claims concerning seismic data neural network system technology for the automated delineation of spatially dependent objects.
  • Better Bags, Inc., v. Illinois Tool Works, Inc. – Represented Illinois Tool Works in defense of claims of patent infringement concerning resealable plastic bag technology.
  • Genetic Technologies Limited v. GlaxoSmithKline LLC – Represented GlaxoSmithKline in the defense of patent infringement claims concerning methods for analyzing genetic variations in a non-coding region of DNA sequences to detect linked coding region alleles.

受賞歴・所属団体

  • Listed, Chambers USA Guide, 2015-2020
  • Listed, World Trademark Review, "WTR 1000," 2015-2020
    • Ranked in Texas, General Trademarks, 2015-2019
  • Listed, Managing IP Magazine's World IP Handbook and Survey, "IP Stars: Houston Patent Stars and Trademark Stars," 2013-2020
  • Listed, The Legal 500 United States, 2013, 2019
  • Listed, Super Lawyersmagazine, Texas Super Lawyers, 2016-2019
  • Listed, IAM magazine, "IAM Patent 1000," Litigation, 2015-2017
  • Recipient, Lexology's "Client Choice" Award, Intellectual Property – Patents: Texas, 2017
  • Finalist, Trailblazer Outside Counsel of the Year, Texas Minority Counsel Program, 2015
  • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
  • Member, State Bar of Texas
  • Founder Member, Houston Minority Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, The National Black Lawyers - Top 100
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, Federal Circuit Bar Association
  • Member, American Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Founding Member and Master, Nancy F. Atlas Intellectual Property American Inn of Court
  • Member, Houston Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Member, New York Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Intellectual Property Owners Association

Public Service

  • Treasurer, Board of Trustees, Association of Water Board Directors - Texas, 2019-Present
  • 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

学歴・資格・言語

学歴
  • 法務博士, University of Houston Law Center, 1993
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, 1984
弁護士資格
  • 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
言語