This week in Other Barks & Bites: USPTO Director Kathi Vidal issues guidance clarifying the use of applicant admitted prior art in IPR proceedings at the PTAB; the EUIPO issues an IP Youth Scorecard showing that young people in the EU have significantly increased their intentional purchase of counterfeit products; the Seventh Circuit affirms a denial of a motion to compel arbitration in a copyright and trade secret case involving insurance software; the Ninth Circuit dismisses an appeal asking the appellate court to overturn or modify the Rogers test; Senators Patrick Leahy and Thom Tillis ask the USPTO and the Copyright Office to conduct a joint study on the impact of NFTs on IP rights; Disney’s senior TV content chief is fired due to a poor fit with Disney’s culture, according to sources; the USPTO, DoJ and NIST withdraw from all joint  policy statements on SEPs; and the EU General Court dismisses appeals filed by Apple challenging the EUIPO’s cancellation of its “THINK DIFFERENT” trademark.

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