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Mason focuses his practice on all aspects of design and utility patent prosecution, both domestically and internationally. He also assists clients with clearance and patentability analyses, as well as patent portfolio management and strategy.

A recent Federal Circuit decision, Junker v. Med. Components, Inc., No. 2021-1649 (Feb. 10, 2022), serves as a warning to prospective filers that making pre-filing offers for sale, or engaging in discussions for future sales, can be detrimental to one’s ability to obtain both design and utility patents.
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