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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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U.S. appeals court says state law cannot be used to obtain biosimilar data

A federal appeals court on Thursday said manufacturers of biologic drugs cannot use state law to obtain information from competitors applying to sell copycat versions of the drugs, addressing a question left unresolved by the U.S. Supreme Court in a ruling earlier this year.

12:06am GMT

Group backed by Google, Amazon defends patent reforms in open letter

A coalition of eight leading tech companies, including Google Inc and Amazon.com Inc, on Thursday defended reforms to the patent system undertaken in recent years, saying innovation is thriving because dubious patents are being canceled.

14 Dec 2017

Judge lets "Burning Sands" copyright case against Netflix proceed

A federal judge in Pennsylvania on Tuesday declined to dismiss a copyright suit alleging the Netflix Inc movie "Burning Sands" ripped off a book of the same name.

12 Dec 2017

In-house lawyer group says Novartis ruling undermines privilege

An association of in-house lawyers on Monday urged a federal appeals court to reverse an order in a patent case compelling Novartis AG to produce communications with its lawyers, saying the ruling would make it harder for corporate counsel to work on litigation.

12 Dec 2017

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.

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