Mason is an experienced, strategic intellectual property and registered patent attorney having a strong legal, engineering, and technical background to assist clients to secure, protect, and assert intellectual property rights. He has provided clients with skilled legal representation, advice, and counseling based on his proven mix of intellectual property expertise. Mason has significant experience in IP assertion and defense, strategic enforcement of U.S./foreign patents, intellectual property licensing/sales/other transactions/due diligence, district court and Federal Circuit litigation, U.S./foreign patent preparation/prosecution, strategic patent prosecution/post-grant practice, intellectual property opinions, intellectual property issues in product development, patent-related analyses, developing and employing intellectual property strategy, negotiations and agreements, identification of new and valuable intellectual property, managing consultants and other attorneys, and counseling in-house management. Mason has technical and legal experience in semiconductors, system-on-chip (SoC), computer hardware and software, solid-state storage and memory, laser systems, fiber optics, lens systems, imaging systems, lighting systems, nonlinear optical systems, semiconductor optics, wireless telecommunications, analog and digital circuits, electronic design automation (EDA), microprocessors, nuclear magnetic and electron spin resonance, and other technologies.
Mason founded his law firm, The Law Office of Mason A. Gross, PLLC. Previously, Mason was Senior Licensing Attorney at Intellectual Ventures Management, and before that practiced intellectual property law with Dechert, LLP, Dewey Ballantine, LLP, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, LLP, Arnold, White & Durkee, PC, and others.
Mason holds a JD from The University of Houston Law Center, a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology, an M.S. in Optical Engineering from The University of Rochester Institute of Optics, an M.S. in Biophysics from the University of Rochester, and a B.S. in Physics from Stony Brook University (formerly SUNY Stony Brook).