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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.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

19 May 2018

Court reinstates $5.4 million verdict in phone caption patent case

A federal appeals court on Friday reinstated a $5.4 million patent infringement verdict in a dispute between two makers of technology that helps people with hearing loss communicate over the telephone.

18 May 2018

Appeals court nixes Mallinckrodt patent on respiratory treatment

A federal appeals court on Wednesday invalidated a patent relating to Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals' blood vessel dilator Inomax, helping clear the way for Praxair Inc to launch a copycat version.

17 May 2018

Microsoft urges appeals court to limit sovereign immunity at PTAB

Microsoft Corp on Monday urged a federal appeals court to reject drugmaker Allergan PLC's bid to immunize patents from administrative review by transferring them to a Native American tribe, saying such deals are incompatible with Congress' desire to create a streamlined system for challenging dubious patents.

16 May 2018

In win for SAP, U.S. appeals court tosses 'abstract' software patent

A federal appeals court on Tuesday brought a likely end to a patent infringement claim brought against the U.S. arm of software giant SAP by a small Texas-based company.

16 May 2018

Shuttered law school sues ABA over accreditation decision

The owners of a now-defunct for-profit law school on Tuesday sued the American Bar Association in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, alleging the accrediting body forced them out of business by arbitrarily placing the school on probation.

15 May 2018

Appeals court gives ZTE new shot at moving patent case out of East Texas

A federal appeals court on Monday gave a U.S. subsidiary of Chinese technology company ZTE Corp another chance to transfer a patent dispute out of the Eastern District of Texas, clarifying that the burden of showing proper venue falls on the plaintiff not the objecting defendant.

11 May 2018

Gilead defeats nonprofit's challenge to AIDS treatment patents

A federal appeals court on Friday tossed a lawsuit brought by a nonprofit arguing Gilead Sciences Inc patents relating to several of its HIV/AIDS drugs are invalid.

11 May 2018

Any U.S. court can hear patent suits against foreign firms: Fed Circuit

A federal appeals court on Wednesday said patent infringement cases against foreign corporations can be brought in any federal district court, clarifying a question left open by a U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting where some infringement cases can be filed.

09 May 2018

Judge chides Arnold & Porter for 'frivolous' sealing request in patent case

A federal judge on Monday sanctioned law firm Arnold & Porter for trying to seal court documents in a patent case, saying the firm was merely trying to suppress from the public record embarrassing allegations of technology copying against client Boston Scientific Corp.

09 May 2018

Broadcom lawsuits accuse Toyota of infringing infotainment system patents

Infotainment systems in Toyota Motor Corp vehicles are infringing on Broadcom Inc's patents, the chipmaker said in lawsuits filed on Monday.

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