Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP today announced that Diane J. Mason has joined the firm’s San Francisco office as a partner in the Intellectual Property Group. She comes to the firm from LeClairRyan.

Mason is a trademark lawyer focused on assisting national and international clients with developing, maintaining and protecting their intellectual property portfolios. She advises clients on the clearance of trademarks and has globally prosecuted hundreds of trademarks involving well-known consumer electronics brands and goods.

“Diane is an accomplished intellectual property lawyer with a sophisticated understanding across a broad range of industries and technologies,” said Andrew C. Kassner, chairman and CEO of Drinker Biddle. “Her addition underscores Drinker Biddle’s commitment to growing our national intellectual property practice and furthering the firm’s strategic expansion in California. We are pleased to welcome Diane to the firm.”

Mason also works with clients to enforce trademarks, copyrights and patents in federal and state courts, as well as before the U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and ICANN.

Francis DiGiovanni and Robert L. Stoll, co-chairs of the firm’s Intellectual Property Group, said in a joint statement, “Diane will be an immediate asset to her new colleagues and to our clients with intellectual property concerns in IP-intensive industries, providing superior trademark, copyright and patent advice, prosecution and transactional work. Her experience in the technology sector, in particular, is a great addition to the firm’s San Francisco office and our nationally recognized IP team.”

Mason earned her J.D. degree from the University of Houston Law Center and her B.S. degree from the University of California, Davis.

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