This week in Other Barks & Bites: a German high court rules that Lindt’s gold foil-wrapped chocolate bunnies have trademark protections; Federal Circuit Judge Kathleen O’Malley announces her retirement; the Federal Circuit rules that the PTAB gave no meaningful opportunity to respond to a sua sponte claim construction order; InterDigital obtains a favorable infringement ruling in the UK against Lenovo ahead of proceedings to determine FRAND royalties; the Second Circuit affirms another sanctions order against infamous copyright lawyer Richard Liebowitz; the EU commission sends letters to national governments seeking compliance with copyright rules for the Digital Single Market; the Senate Judiciary Committee favorably reports a series of bills increasing scope of enforcement against pharmaceutical patent owners; and inventor Gilbert Hyatt receives another setback in his legal action against the USPTO over unreasonably heightened examination procedures.

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