This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Federal Circuit clarifies “teaching away,” “commercial success” and “blocking patents” doctrine in PTAB reversal; a trio of Republican Senators introduce the FAIR Contributions Act to study the feasibility of collecting Big Tech revenues to fund the Universal Service Fund; the Cleveland MLB team announces new name; the EPO issues a study showing a three-fold increase in space tech patent filing between 2007 and 2017; the FTC votes unanimously to increase antitrust enforcement against companies who use copyright protections and other methods to restrict user repairs; USPTO updates its guidance for implementing the Supreme Court’s mandate for Director reviews of PTAB decisions from Arthrex; Honeywell’s earnings report shows a strong second quarter based on growth in the company’s commercial space division; India’s High Court clears the way for diabetes generics after dismissing an AstraZeneca appeal; and Ericsson and TCL Communications settle their ongoing patent litigation in Texas and California. 

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