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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

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SEC scrutiny of Tesla grows as Goldman hints at adviser role

WASHINGTON The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has sent subpoenas to Tesla Inc regarding Chief Executive Elon Musk's plan to take the company private and his statement that funding was "secured," Fox Business Network reported on Wednesday, citing sources. | Video

Aug 14 2018

UnitedHealth unit finishes off $12 million jury verdict in patent case

UnitedHealth Group Inc's software subsidiary OptumInsight on Wednesday won a ruling that brings a likely end to a long-running patent infringement case brought by smaller rival Cave Consulting Group.

Aug 14 2018

Facebook patent application gets boost from Fed Circuit

A federal appeals court on Tuesday bolstered an effort by Facebook Inc to patent a method of displaying images, reversing a determination by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board that Apple Inc had already claimed the idea.

Aug 14 2018

Fed Circuit upholds attorneys' fee award for Qualcomm in R+L patent case

A federal appeals court on Monday said Qualcomm Inc was entitled to $1.8 million in attorneys' fees it incurred in a patent case brought against it by a freight-shipping company.

Aug 10 2018

D.C. Circuit rules for U.S. firm over Mexican paleta maker in trademark case

A federal appeals court on Friday ruled that Paleteria La Michoacana Inc (PLM), a U.S. maker of Mexican-style popsicles called paletas, did not violate the trademark rights of a company that used the same brand in Mexico.

Aug 09 2018

Amazon, Google win Fed Circuit decision nixing Uniloc antipiracy patent

A group of digital content providers including Amazon.com Inc and Alphabet Corp's Google on Thursday won an appeals court decision invalidating a patent asserted against them by licensing company Uniloc USA Inc.

Aug 08 2018

Newspaper calls Twitter account info a "trade secret" in suit against writer

The owner of the Roanoke Times on Monday filed a novel lawsuit alleging a former sportswriter at the Virginia newspaper engaged in trade secrets misappropriation by refusing to hand over control of a Twitter account when he left to take a new reporting job.

Aug 08 2018

Fed. Circuit upholds decision canceling claims in Durezol eyedrops patent

A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld a ruling that invalidated a patent covering Novartis AG's Durezol, opening the door for Akorn Inc to launch a generic version of the eye medication.

Aug 07 2018

U.S. jury orders Scientific Games to pay $315 million in antitrust case

A U.S. jury on Tuesday returned a $315 million verdict against Scientific Games Corp, saying the gambling products company had initiated a frivolous patent lawsuit in hopes of controlling the market for automatic card-shufflers at casinos.

Aug 06 2018

Fed Circuit declines to rehear 'inequitable conduct' fracking patent ruling

A federal appeals court on Monday said it would not reconsider its recent decision that a fracking support company misled the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office into granting it a patent it subsequently accused a rival of infringing.

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