This week in Other Barks & Bites: Senator Tillis asks Biden to snub anti-IP proposals to the World Trade Organization; China’s national IP agency released statistics for the five year period from 2016 to 2020 showing major increases in patent commercialization activity; the Eleventh Circuit affirms a summary judgment ruling in favor of Stephen King in a copyright case over “The Dark Tower” novel series; a Northern California grand jury investigation leads to expanded charges against a former Stanford University researcher; Taylor Swift’s IP holding company files a copyright suit against the Evermore theme park in Utah; the Federal Circuit rules that the Navy breached an implied license to its use of a 3D graphics rendering software program, resulting in copyright infringement liability; TikTok enters a proposed $92 million settlement agreement over data privacy claims; and the Copyright Office issues a final rule on the registration of works associated with a music album, including liner notes and cover art.

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