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Other Barks & Bites for Friday, December 20: Inventor Rights Act Introduced, House Passes the USMCA, and Copyright Office Appoints Acting Register

This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Inventor Rights Act is introduced into the House of Representatives; House overwhelmingly passes USMCA; major tech companies lobby the European Commission to address holdups in patent licensing; Cox Communications is hit with a billion-dollar verdict in a major copyright case; the USPTO issues a second extension to the effective date of its mandatory electronic trademark filing rule; the Copyright Office appoints Maria Strong as Acting Register of Copyrights; the EU’s highest court rules that e-book resales aren’t protected by copyright exhaustion principles; Senator Tillis announces series of DMCA modernization hearings through 2020; and Bristol-Myers Squibb wins $752 million in cancer treatment patent case against Gilead Sciences.

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