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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

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Supreme Court declines challenge to ‘abstract idea’ defense in patent cases

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a case arguing that it is improper for lower courts to invalidate patents because they cover abstract ideas.

09 Dec 2017

Bed Bath & Beyond secures attorneys' fees in 'weak' patent case

A federal appeals court on Friday said a patent holding company must cover about $1 million in attorneys’ fees Bed Bath & Beyond Inc incurred defending a patent infringement case.

08 Dec 2017

Ericsson wins $75 million in smartphone patent case against TCL

Telecom equipment manufacturer Ericsson Inc on Thursday won a $75 million verdict in a patent infringement case it brought against Chinese handset maker TCL Corp.

07 Dec 2017

U.S. government urges SCOTUS to clarify damages law in Schlumberger patent case

The federal government on Wednesday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to take up oilfield services company Schlumberger NV's claim that it is entitled to lost overseas profit damages in a patent infringement case.

07 Dec 2017

Oracle to ask court to revive copyright case against Google

Oracle Corp on Thursday will ask a federal appeals court to resurrect its long-running copyright case alleging Google Inc improperly used Oracle’s Java development platform to create the Android operating system.

06 Dec 2017

SCOTUS declines to review $455 million award for Bayer in Dow patent fight

A Dow Chemical Co subsidiary reached a dead end on Monday in its bid to undo a ruling requiring it to pay rival Bayer AG $455 million plus interest for violating a patent licensing agreement related to herbicide-resistant soybean seeds.

05 Dec 2017

Trump lawyer’s account about tweets raises questions about what president knew

President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer's legal arguments in defence of the president's tweets about former U.S. national security advisor Michael Flynn have been greeted with some scepticism by legal experts.

03 Dec 2017

Trump notes Flynn lied to FBI, says his actions during transition were lawful

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that actions by former national security adviser Michael Flynn during the presidential transition were lawful, and that he had had to fire him because Flynn had lied to the FBI and the vice president. | Video

01 Dec 2017

Tech firms tell patent court to ignore Allergan deal with tribe

Over 30 technology companies including Alphabet Inc , Amazon.com Inc and Facebook Inc. on Friday urged a U.S. patent court to disregard drugmaker Allergan Plc's contention that its transfer of some of its patents to a Native American tribe shields them from the court's review.

01 Dec 2017

Federal Circuit nixes network patent asserted against AT&T and Sprint

A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled invalid a patent AIP Acquisition LLC has asserted against major telecom companies.

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