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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

Oct 16 2017

U.S. judge in Texas invalidates Allergan patents on Restasis

A U.S. judge on Monday invalidated patents on Allergan Plc's dry-eye medicine Restasis on grounds that the patents cover ideas that are obvious, sending shares of the pharmaceutical company down 3.5 percent.

Oct 13 2017

Defense contractors Thales, General Dynamics hit with patent lawsuits

A patent-holding firm sued defense contractors General Dynamics Corporation and Thales SA on Friday, saying they incorporated its patented wireless communications technology into their radio base stations.

Oct 12 2017

Google wins attorneys' fees in video patent fight with Max Sound

A federal judge on Wednesday awarded Google Inc the attorneys' fees it incurred defending a patent infringement case brought by a video technology company.

Oct 12 2017

BlackBerry details patent deal with Android maker BLU

TORONTO/NEW YORK BlackBerry Ltd said a licensing deal it signed with low-end Android handset maker BLU Products Inc will bring it recurring revenue, ending a legal dispute over patents that rival Google has asked the U.S. government to revoke.

Oct 11 2017

Owens Corning nails it in roofing patent dispute

A federal appeals court on Wednesday handed Owens Corning a victory in a patent infringement case brought by a smaller rival in the roofing materials industry.

Oct 10 2017

Fox hit with lawsuit over use of Muhammad Ali in Super Bowl promo

Fox Broadcasting Co should pay $30 million for using without authorization images of boxing legend Muhammad Ali in a promotional video for the Super Bowl, according to a lawsuit filed on Tuesday.

Oct 09 2017

Apple faces fresh lawsuit over former Sony, Nokia patents

A patent holding company sued Apple Inc on Friday, alleging infringement of smartphone patents that once belonged to Sony Corp and Nokia Corp.

Oct 04 2017

Federal Circuit shifts burden of proof in amended PTAB claims

A federal appeals court on Wednesday made it easier for patent owners to amend the scope of their inventions in order to defeat validity challenges before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

Oct 03 2017

Kirkland hires intellectual property litigator from Quinn Emanuel

Kirkland & Ellis has brought intellectual property lawyer Paul Brinkman aboard as a partner in its Washington D.C. office.

Sep 27 2017

Senators want probe of Allergan transfer deal with tribe: letter

Four U.S. senators have asked the Senate Judiciary Committee to launch an investigation into a deal drugmaker Allergan Plc struck with a Native American tribe to protect some of its patents from generic challenge, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

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