This week in Other Barks & Bites: China’s top prosecution agency reports that cases involving IP rights violations have increased by 5,660% over the last 20 years; the USPTO extends additional patent- and trademark-related relief during the coronavirus pandemic; the Federal Circuit affirms dismissal of APA claims against the USPTO; UKIPO reports 8% decrease in patent applications during 2019; top executives from global pharmaceutical firms express concerns over voluntary COVID-19 patent pool launched by WHO; the TTAB finds that a registered geographic certification mark for Michigan apples precludes a hard cider trademark; and General Electric sells off its lighting division to Savant Systems.

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