Andrew M. Mason

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EDUCATION
  • J.D., University of Minnesota Law School, 2007
  • B.S., Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1999
BAR ADMISSIONS
  • Oregon, 2011
  • Minnesota, 2007 (inactive)
  • U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Reg. No. 64,034)
COURT ADMISSIONS
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Oregon
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota
FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Spanish

YEAR JOINED FIRM

2011


PRACTICE AREA OVERVIEW

Mr. Mason’s practice encompasses all aspects of patent law, including litigation, prosecution, USPTO post-grant review proceedings, appeals, and counseling and opinions.

His litigation experience includes Markman and summary judgment strategy and briefing, oral argument of dispositive and non-dispositive motions, developing infringement and invalidity positions through working with experts and client technical employees, and taking and defending depositions. He has also argued before the Patent Trials and Appeal Board, and served as lead counsel on successful Patent Office inter partes review proceedings.

As a registered patent attorney and former circuit designer, Mr. Mason has prosecuted patents on technologies including electronic design automation, telecommunications, user interfaces, media playback, and control systems. He also provides clearance and freedom to operate counseling and opinions (both noninfringement and invalidity analysis).

Mr. Mason also has extensive experience working with foreign counsel in developing and executing global litigation strategies, and has participated in patent trials in both Germany and the U.K.

TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

With an electrical engineering degree and real-world circuit design experience, Mr. Mason has represented clients on matters involving diverse technologies such as cardiac rhythm management (CRM), computer software and technologies, electronic design automation (EDA), telecommunications devices and networks, optical films and displays, and implantable medical devices.

PRIOR PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Carlson Caspers Vandenburgh & Lindquist, PA, Minneapolis, MN
Associate | 2006 – 2011

United States District Court, District of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
Extern to Judge James M. Rosenbaum | 2005

LSI Logic Corporation, Bloomington, MN
ASIC Design Engineer | 2000 – 2004

Micron Technologies, Boise, ID
Process Engineer Co-op | 1997

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
  • Officer, Oregon Patent Law Association
  • Managing Editor, University of Minnesota Law School Law Review, 2007
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
  • Patent Defenses & Patent Law Forecast, Nike Campus, Beaverton, OR, April 1, 2016 (co-presented with Chris Carraway)
  • Advanced Tips For U.S. Patent Prosecution and Litigation, Microsoft Campus, Redmond, WA, March 29, 2016 (co-presented with John Vandenberg)
  • Creative and Strategic Claim Drafting, Oregon State Bar, Intellectual Property Section, January 2016
  • Discovery in U.S. Patent Litigation, presented as part of Seminar on Patent Discovery Proceedings, Munich, Germany, May 19, 2015
  • Case Law and Claim Drafting: Impact of Recent Court Decisions, Oregon State Bar, Intellectual Property Section, July 2012
  • Throwing Out the (Electronic) Trash: True Deletion Would Soothe E-Discovery Woes, 7 MINN. J. L. SCI. & TECH. 777 (2006)
ARTICLES AUTHORED