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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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Supreme Court asks U.S. government for views on Synopsys patent dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday signaled it may hear software maker Synopsys Inc's appeal of a $36 million verdict it was ordered to pay in a patent fight with rival Mentor Graphics Corp.

Apr 23 2018

Ignoring settlement, 9th Circuit tosses 'monkey selfie' copyright case

A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the dismissal of a novel lawsuit that sought to declare a monkey the copyright owner of a famous “selfie” photograph.

Apr 20 2018

Federal Circuit nixes 'abstract' voter verification patent

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld the dismissal of a patent infringement case brought against voting equipment maker Election Systems & Software by an inventor-owned company.

Apr 20 2018

Broadcom prevails in bid to knock out Wi-Fi One patents

A federal appeals court on Friday upheld a decision invalidating patents owned by licensing company Wi-Fi One LLC, bringing a likely end to a long-running patent infringement case that has clarified what decisions by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office are appealable.

Apr 20 2018

E*Trade, TD Ameritrade knock out Droplets patent case at Fed Circuit

A federal appeals court on Thursday brought a likely end to Texas' software company's patent infringement case against brokerage services E*Trade Financial Corp and TD Ameritrade Holding Corp.

Apr 17 2018

Appeals court upholds patent on depression drug Latuda

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the validity of Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co Ltd's patent on its depression drug Latuda, ensuring the Japanese drug company can maintain a monopoly on the antipsychotic for another year.

Apr 16 2018

Factbox - How does U.S. attorney-client privilege rule apply to FBI raid on Trump's lawyer?

Prosecutors and lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump and his longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen clashed on Monday over how to determine what materials seized in raids on Cohen's home and offices are covered by "attorney-client privilege."

Apr 16 2018

Factbox: How does U.S. attorney-client privilege rule apply to FBI raid on Trump's lawyer?

Prosecutors and lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump and his longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen clashed on Monday over how to determine what materials seized in raids on Cohen's home and offices are covered by "attorney-client privilege."

Apr 16 2018

Factbox: How does U.S. attorney-client privilege rule apply to FBI raid on Trump's lawyer?

Prosecutors and lawyers for U.S. President Donald Trump and his longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen clashed on Monday over how to determine what materials seized in raids on Cohen's home and offices are covered by "attorney-client privilege."

Apr 13 2018

Patent on Vanda schizophrenia drug upheld by appeals court

A federal appeals court on Friday ended a bid by West-Ward Pharmaceuticals Corp to invalidate a patent on Vanda Pharmaceutical Inc's schizophrenia drug Fanapt and bring a lower-cost generic version to market.

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