This week in Other Barks & Bites: Tesla CEO Elon Musk cites worsening U.S. economy in an internal email telling executives that the company’s workforce should be reduced by 10%; Ford Motor Company signs a patent licensing agreement with Avanci after an adverse patent ruling in Munich; the Federal Circuit affirms a jury verdict of willful infringement after dismissing an appeal challenging the district court’s judicial correction of a claim term; the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announces that it has established a pilot program to prioritize examination of climate change patent applications; the Ninth Circuit remands a trademark cancellation claim to the district court after finding an improper application of Star-Kist’s precedent on standing; and Advocate General Szpunar tells the Court of Justice of the European Union that Amazon has not made a use of Louboutin trademarks under the meaning of EU law by listing offers for sale by third-parties offering counterfeit Louboutin footwear.

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