TX / Houston

Dwayne Mason

Greenberg Traurig, LLP - Houston
1000 Louisiana St Ste 1700 
Houston , TX 77002

About

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, 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 Biosciences Energy Pharmaceutical and medical device

Capabilities

Intellectual Property Litigation Intellectual Property & Technology Education Pharmaceutical, Medical Device & Health Care Life Sciences & Medical Technology Trial Practice

Representative Matters

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.

Awards & Accolades

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

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

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
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