Mr. Masson received his J.D. degree from DePaul University
College of Law in June 2004. He received his B.S. degree in Chemical
Engineering from Northwestern University in 1991.
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
Publications and Presentations: "Development of an Ex-Situ
SVE Process for Removal of Trichloroethylene from Acid Tar", Nichols,
T., Masson, R. M., Perl, J. P., AIChE Paper 107c, Presented at
the 1999 Spring National Meeting of the American Institute of
Chemical Engineers, Houston, Texas, March 14-18, 1999.
& Awards: CALI Award for Excellence in Constitutional Law
I and Evidence, Dean's List
School Activities: Intellectual Property Law Society, Webmaster
and Digest Editor, 2002-2003; Research Assistant to Katherine
Strandburg, Summer 2003; Research Assistant to Jerold A. Friedland,
Experience: Experience encompasses patent and trademark areas
including assisting in prosecution and litigation. As an extern,
drafted two summary judgment and one reconsideration opinion for
window patent case. Drafted jukebox patent application and worked
on response to trademark office action resulting in the trademark's
publication for opposition.
Experience: During his undergraduate studies, Mr. Masson
was in co-op programs at 3M and Exxon working in research and
development, quality control, and environmental compliance. After
college, he worked as an engineer in various capacities at two
engineering firms. Accomplishments include management of a cleanup
at a state Superfund site, design of several cleanup systems,
and obtaining approval for production of two new chemicals from
Associations: American Bar Association; Illinois State Bar
Association; Chicago Bar Association.
Masson is fluent in French.