This week in Other Barks & Bites: the National Academy of Public Administration tells Senator Tillis that the agency will conduct a study into the possibility of a stand-alone U.S. IP office; the Fifth Circuit finds that two sales of allegedly infringing products may create minimum contacts with Texas but doesn’t support specific personal jurisdiction over trademark claims; Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and other Democrat Senators send a letter to the FTC regarding concerns over the Microsoft-Activision merger and how it may obfuscate investigations into wrongdoing at Activision; President Joe Biden is expected to invoke the Defense Production Act to support the domestic EV battery production industry; the Supreme Court grants a petition for writ to review the Second Circuit’s fair use ruling on Andy Warhol’s Prince Series; and more.

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