This week in Other Barks & Bites: Senator Thom Tillis submits a slew of IP and antitrust questions for Supreme Court nominee, Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, to answer; CEOs from major chipmaking firms appeal to the Senate Judiciary Committee to advance legislation to provide tax incentives for domestic semiconductor production; the Federal Circuit affirms the PTAB’s Precedential Opinion Panel decision to rein in the Board’s ability to raise patentability issues sua sponte; the CJEU rules that the storage of copyrighted content on cloud servers for private use falls within the private copying exception; the USPTO creates a PTAB Pro Bono Program for ex parte appeals and also extends the COVID-19 Prioritized Examination Program through the end of June; and more.

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