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For Immediate Release
February 25, 2010
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Greenberg Traurig, LLP
Kristen Bacus,
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(BPRW)Greenberg Traurig Expands its Houston Office With the Addition of Intellectual Property Litigator Dwayne L. Mason

(BLACK PR WIRE) (February 25, 2010) HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Prominent intellectual property attorney Dwayne L. Mason has joined international law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP in Houston as a shareholder and Head of the Texas IP Litigation Group. Mason was previously at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP, where he was a member of the firmwide management committee, led that firm's diversity committee, and served as the global Practice Manager of the Intellectual Property Practice.
Greenberg Traurig has three offices in Texas. It is ranked among the Top 25 firms in Texas by the Texas Lawyer and Top 25 firms in Houston by the Houston Business Journal.
"Dwayne’s addition to the team strengthens Greenberg Traurig's global reputation in intellectual property litigation and significantly expanded our capabilities in the State of Texas, said Doug Atnipp, Co-Managing Shareholder of Greenberg Traurig's Houston office.�

Mason assists companies with the protection and commercialization of intellectual property. He often focuses on pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, nanotechnology, hydrocarbon and chemical processing, oil and gas production, process control, software and business methods. Mason has litigated in various state and federal district courts, in 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 the International Chamber of Commerce.�

Bringing Dwayne to Greenberg Traurig adds a major talent to our national and local intellectual property litigation capabilities, said Alan N. Sutin, Chair of the Global Intellectual Property and Technology Practice. With his extensive IP litigation experience and knowledge, Dwayne enables us to continue to provide a high level of quality and service to an expanding and increasingly complex practice.
Mason has been recognized as one of the nation’s top lawyers by the American Intellectual Property Law Association, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association, H Texas and Diversity and the Bar. Previously, he served on the editorial board of Nanotechnology Law and Business. He 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.�

Mason holds a J.D. in from the University of Houston Law Center and a B.S. in chemical engineering from Purdue University.�

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP
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