This week in Other Barks & Bites: the Senate Judiciary advances the controversial nomination of Gigi Sohn to serve on the FCC; the Fifth Circuit nixes “license-to-all” arguments in an antitrust case brought against an SEP owner refusing to license a components supplier; the Fifth Circuit also modified a district court judgment on trade secret misappropriation to avoid double recovery; the Federal Circuit issues a decision putting the appellate bar on notice that violations of its revised in-person argument protocols will lead to sanctions; Judge Michel and Intertrust both urge the Supreme Court to take up an appeal that would help the Court rein in the Federal Circuit’s expansive application of Alice/Mayo; Sony and Honda sign a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on electric vehicle development; an a copyright case brought by photographers against Instagram for its embedded photo tools is being appealed to the Ninth Circuit.

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