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Other Barks & Bites for Friday, January 6: USPTO Seeks Comment on Draft Strategic Plan; FTC Proposes Eliminating Noncompete Clauses; and DOJ Sends Former GE Engineer to Prison in Trade Secrets Conviction

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) seeks public comment on its latest Strategic Plan and releases information on a pilot program that may help reduce gender disparities in patenting; a Texas-based technology files a lawsuit against Reebok alleging patent infringement; the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) proposes a new rule to eliminate non-compete clauses; and the Department of Justice (DOJ) announces the conviction of a former GE engineer on charges of conspiracy to steal trade secrets.

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, December 16: New USPTO Commissioner for Patents Named; COVID IP Waiver Extension Officially Delayed; and EUIPO-EU Commission Report Finds 31% Increase in Fakes Detained

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the United States Patent and Trademark Office names a new Commissioner for Patents and recognizes COVID-19 innovators; the World Trade Organization’s TRIPS Council officially recommends delaying a decision on extending the waiver of IP rights for COVID-19 innovations to therapeutics and diagnostics; a copyright case against Taylor Swift for her hit song “Shake It Off” is dropped; Apple wins a patent for satellite technology; and researchers in California achieve historical fusion energy.

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, December 9: United States Supports Delaying Decision on TRIPS IP Waiver Extension; Pfizer Countersues Moderna over Vaccines; Ericsson and Apple Settle

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Office of the United States Trade Representative says it supports delaying a decision to extend the waiver of IP rights under the TRIPS Agreement to diagnostics and therapeutics and orders an investigation be conducted on the matter by the U.S. International Trade Commission; Ericsson and Apple Settle all patent litigation; the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announces the February launch of an accelerated program for patents related to cancer research technology; Pfizer countersues Moderna in an ongoing patent case related to COVID-19 vaccines; Cisco avoids paying $2 billion in fines in a patent infringement case; and Huawei signs a deal with a tech competitor in a landmark licensing agreement.

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, December 2: Court of Federal Claims Rules CDC Patents Breached Gilead Agreements; Eleventh Circuit Affirms Trademark Win for Viacom; and Delaware Litigation Funding Case Heats Up at CAFC

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Amici urge the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to Reject Attempts to Curb Delaware Chief Judge’s Litigation Funding Rules; the U.S. Court of Federal Claims rules that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention breached transfer agreements with Gilead Sciences in obtaining patents to HIV treatment that the agency has asserted against Gilead; the High Court of Delhi issues an order indicating that Telegram has disclosed IP addresses of copyright infringing accounts on its messaging platform; Judge Brasher concurs in an Eleventh Circuit ruling affirming a successful First Amendment defense for MTV Floribama Shore to urge the Eleventh Circuit to reject the Second Circuit’s “title-versus-title” exception to the Rogers test; the U.S. Food and Drug Administration halts authorization for Eli Lilly’s COVID-19 treatment for lack of effectiveness against dominant Omicron subvariants; and more.

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, November 25: Seventh Circuit Nixes Publicity Claim Against Subscriber List Sale, Copyright Office and USPTO Announce NFT Study, and Alia Moses Takes Over as Chief Judge of Western Texas

This week in Other Barks & Bites: U.S. District Judge Alia Moses officially takes over as the Chief Judge as the Western District of Texas; the U.S. Supreme Court takes up Jack Daniel’s appeal of the First Amendment ruling in favor of VIP Products’ whiskey bottle-shaped dog toys; the World Intellectual Property Organization announces that two-thirds of all patent applications were filed in Asian IP offices during 2021; Senators Cruz and Cantwell introduce a bill directing the FTC to create required disclosures on recording capabilities for smart devices; the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office announce a joint study on non-fungible tokens; IBM files a copyright infringement suit against Micro Focus for its unauthorized use of IBM’s mainframe software; and the Seventh Circuit nixes a right of publicity claim under Illinois state law after finding that the sale of a magazine subscriber list did not involve the use of the plaintiff’s identity to complete a commercial purpose.

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, November 18: Canada’s Supreme Court Affirms ‘Springboard’ Profits Award for Dow, VLSI Wins Another Massive Verdict Against Intel, and Ninth Circuit Says Director Service Applies to Court Proceedings

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Ninth Circuit rules that service on the USPTO Director under Section 1051(e) for reaching foreign-domiciled defendants applies in U.S. district court proceedings; the Federal Circuit restores a patent claim owned by VLSI Technology on the same day that a Western Texas jury enters a $948 million verdict for VLSI against Intel; the Eighth Circuit affirms a summary judgment ruling that Pocket Plus’ asserted trade dress is functional; the European Patent Office will begin transitional measures on unitary patents for patent applicants on January 1 of next year; major tech firms including Amazon and Twitter have been shedding large amounts of employees; AMD and Analog Devices announce a settlement agreement ending ongoing patent litigation between the firms; and the Supreme Court of Canada affirms a damages award for patent infringement including “springboard” profits earned by the infringer after the asserted patent rights expired.

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, November 11: FTC Says Method of Distribution Patents Don’t Belong in Orange Book, EPO Report Shows 13.2% of European Inventors are Women, and Ninth Circuit Nixes Intel Antitrust Appeal Against Fortress and VLSI

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the European Patent Office issues the results of a study showing that 13.2% of European inventors between 1978 and 2019 were women; the Supreme Court disappoints the life sciences community by dismissing the cert petition in Juno Therapeutics, but grants cert in Amgen v. Sanofi and Abitron Austria v. Hetronic International; the Federal Trade Commission files an amicus brief in the District of Delaware arguing that Jazz Pharmaceuticals’ patents covering a method of distributing Xyrem should not be listed in the Orange Book; and more.

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, November 4: CAFC Offers Mixed Bag in Uniloc Appeals, Global Music Copyright Market Valued at Nearly $40 Billion, and Moderna Loses Bid to Have U.S. Government Face Vaccine Patent Claims

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Judge Goldberg of the District of Delaware denies Moderna’s motion to dismiss patent claims against its COVID-19 vaccine over arguments that those claims should be filed against the U.S. government; The USPTO and FDA publish a Federal Register Notice seeking public input on collaboration efforts; IBM and the USPTO announce a partnership on AI-driven IP demonstration tool; the USPTO issues the only extension to the public comment period on the agency’s RFC regarding initiatives to improve robust and reliable patent rights; the Federal Circuit rules that Uniloc has standing to pursue its patent infringement claims against Google, while finding that collateral estoppel from a previous case against Apple prevented Uniloc from pursuing claims against Motorola and Blackboard; the governments of Mexico and Switzerland question the need for extending the TRIPS waiver to COVID-19 therapeutics and diagnostics; and Spotify’s Will Page issues his annual report on the state of global music copyright, finding that the global market was valued at $39.6 billion during 2021.

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, October 28: Tillis and Coons Seek Establishment of National Commission on AI, Japan’s Supreme Court Says No Copyright Fees for Student Music Lessons, and CAFC Reverses Hoverboard Injunction for Erroneous Legal Standard

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Supreme Court of Japan rules that students taking lessons at music schools are not subject to copyright fees for in-lesson performances for instructors; the England and Wales Court of Appeal denies Apple’s request to set aside an injunction in its SEP/FRAND case with Optis Cellular; Retired Chief Judge Paul Michel urges the Federal Circuit to issue more en banc decisions to clarify patent law; the Federal Circuit reverses a district court’s preliminary injunction for applying the improper legal standard in determining the plaintiff’s likelihood of success in a design patent suit against Gyroor hoverboards; Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter begins by firing executives linked to misreported bot accounts; Senators Thom Tillis and Chris Coons ask the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and the U.S. Copyright Office to collaborate on a national commission on AI; and more.

Other Barks and Bites for Friday, October 21: Senators Push Biden to Protect Vaccine IP, Thaler Shot Down Again at CAFC and UPC Confirms 85 Judges

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Congress members urge the Biden Administration to protect vaccine IP; the CAFC once again denies an inventor’s push to list an artificial intelligence (AI) machine as a sole inventor on a patent; Microsoft receives a favorable ruling in patent infringement battle; a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) report finds the number of women patent applicants is growing across the country; and legislation passes Congress to stimulate young people’s participation in art and coding.

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, October 14: Russian Oil Patents Unenforceable in the Netherlands, FTC and DOJ Hold Digital Competition Policy Dialogues with EU and G7, and EUIPO-EPO Report Shows IP-Intensive Industries Support 82 Million EU Jobs

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Third Circuit affirms a partial denial of preliminary injunctive relief in a trade secret case involving processors for cremation equipment; Netherlands’ patent office announces that oil and gas patents held by major Russian energy firms are unenforceable in that country; the Federal Circuit finds that patent claims covering methods of digital recording physical activity survive Alice/Mayo at step two on the pleadings over a dissent from Judge Hughes; a joint study by the European Patent Office and the European Union Intellectual Property Office shows that 82 million EU jobs are being supported by IP-intensive industries; the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announces a webinar on its request for comments on initiatives for robust and reliable patent rights; and both the Federal Trade Commission and U.S. Department of Justice participate in policy dialogues on digital competition with counterparts in the European Union and the Group of Seven.

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, October 7: OSTP Publishes AI Bill of Rights Blueprint, Amgen Files Supplement Brief on Enablement Appeal, and Longtime Register of Copyrights Peters Passes Away

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Marybeth Peters, formerly the Register of Copyrights from 1994 to 2010, passes away at the age of 83; Director Vidal allows OpenSky to remain a “silent understudy” in VLSI IPRs; the USPTO requests comments on agency initiatives designed to ensure robust and reliable patent rights; the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy publishes a Blueprint for an AI Bill of Rights; the U.S. Supreme Court denies cert to several patent cases but asks the U.S. Solicitor General to brief the Court on the “skinny label” issues in Teva v. GlaxoSmithKline; Micron announces plans to invest up to $100 billion over the next 20 years in constructing a computer chip manufacturing campus in a suburb of Syracuse, NY; Amgen files a supplemental brief with the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that the U.S. government’s own brief calling enablement a mixed question of law and fact supports review of Amgen’s appeal; and Arizona’s State AG reaches an agreement with Google to settle a lawsuit over deceptive practices in user device tracking.

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, September 30: CAFC Splits on Transfer Ruling; Chief Justice Roberts Stays CAFC Mandate in Gilenya Case; and TTAB Says No Mark Abandonment for Non-Use During Federal Sanctions Period

This week in Other Barks & Bites: Chief Justice Roberts of the U.S. Supreme Court signs an order staying the Federal Circuit’s mandate invalidating Novartis’ patent claims covering the MS treatment Gilenya; the U.S. Copyright Office issues a final rule simplifying remitter payment and deposit account requirements; the Federal Circuit denies a petition for mandamus relief to transfer a patent case out of Western Texas over Judge Lourie’s dissent regarding concerns over remote workers; the U.S. House of Representatives passes the SBIR and STTR Extension Act to extend those two seed funding programs through fiscal year 2025; Micron announces a 50 percent reduction in wafer fab equipment capital expenditures to address high chip inventory issues; and Senator Chris Coons announces that he will co-sponsor Senator Thom Tillis’ patent eligibility act.

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, September 16: IPWatchdog LIVE Takes Over Renaissance Richardson Dallas, Biden Issues Executive Order on Biotech Innovation, and EGC Affirms Ruling Against Google’s Android Restrictions

This week in Other Barks & Bites: IPWatchdog LIVE sees 250 top industry insiders partake in panel sessions and other events at the Renaissance Richardson Dallas hotel; GM announces a nearly $500 million investment into electric vehicle upgrades at a factory in Marion, IN; the European General Court affirms an EU Commission ruling finding that Google placed unlawful restrictions on manufacturers and network providers operating in the Android market; Senator Roger Wicker (R-MS) reintroduces a bill to codify name, image and likeness (NIL) rights for collegiate athletes; and President Biden issues an executive order directing several federal agencies to oversee $2 billion in funding for biotech and biomanufacturing R&D initiatives.

Other Barks & Bites for Friday, August 9: Rader Calls Out CAFC, JCPA Fails to Move Out of Committee, and Teva SCOTUS Reply Urges Review of ‘Skinny Label’ Inducement Case

This week in Other Barks & Bites: former Federal Circuit Chief Judge Randall Rader urges inventors to pursue changes to flawed Federal Circuit case law; Federal Circuit Chief Judge Kimberly Moore opines that the patent dispute between Apple and VirnetX may never end during oral arguments; Tesla seeks relief from Texas property taxes to build the first lithium refining plant in North America; Teva files a reply brief with the Supreme Court asking the nation’s highest court to review the Federal Circuit’s ruling that Teva’s skinny label actively induced infringement of GlaxoSmithKline patents; the Journalism Competition and Preservation Act meets heavy resistance during a Senate Judiciary Committee markup meeting; the Eleventh Circuit overturns a default judgment in a copyright case for improper service of an amended complaint; and the Senate IP Subcommittee holds an oversight hearing of the U.S. Copyright Office.