This week in Other Barks & Bites: Senators Thom Tillis and Patrick Leahy announce a forthcoming bill to limit petitioner challenges at the PTAB, preventing abuse; the U.S. Chamber of Commerce publishes an open letter to Congress in support of bills limiting the Executive Branch’s ability to authorize a waiver of IP obligations under TRIPS; the Federal Court of Australia overturns a previous decision that had found DABUS AI as a legitimate inventor on patent applications filed in Australia; the Copyright Office announced that the Brattle Group’s Brent Lutes will serve the agency as its first Chief Economist; Elon Musk makes an unsolicited bid to buy Twitter that values the company at nearly $42 billion; the Department of Justice announces that the RaidForums marketplace for hacked databases has been seized; and Judge Albright issues a ruling invalidating reissued patent claims for failing the original patent requirement codified in Section 251(a) of U.S. patent law.

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