This week in Other Barks & Bites: members of the Senate Antitrust Subcommittee, including Chair Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), introduce the Open App Markets Act into Congress; the Federal Circuit vacates an erroneous claim construction ruling by the PTAB and invalidates PersonalWeb patent claims asserted against Google under Section 101; the Seventh Circuit finds that trade secrets involving spinal implant systems were not disclosed in patents obtained by Life Spine; the Biden Administration nominates Chris Wilson to serve as Chief Innovation and IP Negotiator; Foxconn announces that it will construct electric vehicle factories in Thailand and the U.S. by 2022; B.E. Tech and inventor Martin David Hoyle file a Bivens action suit alleging due process violations committed by former USPTO officials, including former USPTO Director Michelle Lee; and a U.S. magistrate judge recommends that copyright claims filed against Canadian rock band Nickelback should proceed toward trial.

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