This week in Other Barks & Bites: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit rejects Arthrex, Inc.’s arguments that denial of Director Review by the Commissioner for Patents violates the Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution; the USPTO updates the interim Director Review process and issues interim processes for PTAB decision circulation and internal review; Judge Alsup denies a request by Sonos seeking more information on a law clerk who used to work for Google; Broadcom agrees to buy enterprise software firm VMware for $61 billion; Twitter agrees to pay a $150 million civil penalty to settle allegations that it violated an FTC order on consumer data privacy; the U.S. Solicitor General tells SCOTUS that American Axle’s Section 101 invalidation was improper, but that Apple’s appeal of Article III standing issues against Qualcomm should be denied; and more.

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