Other Barks & Bites for Friday, April 23: Kimberly Moore to Become Chief Judge of CAFC, App Association Applauds Apparent DOJ Action on IEEE Letter, and Supreme Court Hears Arguments in Patent Assignor Estoppel Case

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Federal Circuit announces that Judge Moore will move into the role of Chief Judge for the appellate court this May; the Ninth Circuit revives a case including claims of reverse trademark infringement against Dropbox; HPE, Facebook and Microsoft announce a Low-Carbon Patent Pledge to increase innovator access to patented climate change mitigation technologies; the App Association issues a press release supporting the Department of Justice’s apparent restoration of Obama-era interpretations of FRAND policy for SEP licensing; Ericsson earnings show that the company’s increasing 5G infrastructure sales are helping offset lost patent royalty revenue from Samsung; Judge Roumel orders costs and attorney’s fees against the U.S. government for a late patent validity challenge; and the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in a case that could introduce new limits to the doctrine of patent assignor estoppel.

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