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

Andy’s practice encompasses all aspects of patent law, with a focus on litigation and USPTO post-grant review proceedings. He has successfully argued before the Federal Circuit, the Patent Trials and Appeal Board (“PTAB”), and before federal district courts at Markman and summary judgment hearings. A registered patent attorney and former circuit designer, Andy also has prosecuted patents on technologies including electronic design automation (“EDA”), telecommunications, network infrastructure, media CODECs, and control systems. He also has extensive experience working with foreign counsel on global patent litigation strategies, and participated in patent trials in both Germany and the U.K.

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
  • Chair, Oregon Patent Law Association Salishan Patent Law Conference, 2016 and 2014
  • Former President, Oregon Patent Law Association
  • Officer, Oregon Patent Law Association
  • Managing Editor, University of Minnesota Law School Law Review, 2007
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
  • “From Chevron to Cuozzo: Round II: A Closer Look at Administrative Law Issues in PTO Proceedings,”  Federal Circuit Bar Association panel discussion and Webinar, Washington, D.C., March 2, 2017
  • “From Chevron to Cuozzo: Practical Impacts of Administrative Law on PTO Proceedings,” Federal Circuit Bar Association panel discussion and Webinar, Washington, D.C., December 6, 2016
  • 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)
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