This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Innovation and Competition Act passes Senate by a vote of 68-32; the Federal Circuit rules that it lacks jurisdiction to decide Walker Process antitrust claims that are now transferred to the proper regional circuit; the European Parliament adopts a resolution proposing a waiver of international patent rights days after the European Commission presented an alternative proposal to improve COVID-19 vaccine access without a patent waiver; Germany’s national legislature approves a statute requiring courts to balance undue hardships before ruling on injunctions in patent cases; the American Law Institute votes to adopt sections of a restatement on federal copyright law over prominent backlash; Apple hires a former BMW executive to help develop its electric car project; China’s national IP administration began implementing a pilot project allowing foreign lawyers to sit for the nation’s patent bar exam; and the Tenth Circuit rules that the exceptional case standard in the Lanham Act and the Patent Act are parallel.

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